“The Taste” is holding open casting calls for the second season of the hit ABC reality series in which culinary superstars including Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson will coach teams of four competing pro and amateur cooks as they vie to create the best tasting dish!

In each episode, competitors face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. At the end of each episode, the Mentors judge the competitors’ dishes blind, with no knowledge of whose creation they’re sampling, what they’re eating, how it was prepared or whom they could be eliminating.

Potential applicants that think they have what it takes to impress the best and take a bite out of the competition should sign up for an open casting call by visiting www.thetastecasting.com.

The following cities are hosting open casting calls:

Los Angeles

Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10:00AM-4:00PM The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles 2900 31st Street

Santa Monica, CA 90405


Sunday, July 14, 2013, 10:00AM-4:00PM The Bridge Building

2 Victory Avenue

Nashville, TN 37213


Saturday, July 13, 2013, 10:00AM-4:00PM Centered Chef

177 N Ada Street #101

Chicago, IL 60607

New York

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:00AM-4:00PM Tryp Hotel – Times Square South

345 W 35th Street

New York, NY 10001

“The Taste” is executive-produced by Chris Coelen, Matilda Zoltowski, Emma Conway, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson.

Press Contacts:

Megen Sterba (Casting Associate), 818-276-2237

Kelsey Porter (Casting Producer), 818-276-2244


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