Chopped Casting

07 April
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Food Network’s hit cooking competition show is seeking

passionate, dynamic, skilled, creative, and competitive cooks

to compete on new episodes of CHOPPED in:

New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville

Men and women, any specialty and ethnicity are encouraged to apply online.

Can you create a $10,000 meal out of our mystery baskets?

** If it has been one year or more since you have applied or interviewed,

please re-apply with your current information to be considered**

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catch the details about our specials below!


If you or anyone you know fit one of the below descriptions and live in the NY, LA or Nashville areas, please apply online.


Men and women who cook up a storm at home and know their way around the kitchen.  Do you spend all day at work planning what’s for dinner?  Are you experimenting with interesting ingredients and combinations? Do you spend a disproportionate amount of time dabbling in the kitchen and feel like you can take down the other competitors to arrive at victory?  Apply here!


Searching for grandmas whose two passions in life are their grandkids and cooking.  Do you spend most of your time in your kitchen?  Is an apron part of your daily wardrobe?  Are you an avid cook with a wealth of delicious family recipes in your repertoire?  Looking for amateur or retired professionals who use cooking as a way of sharing their love.  Then apply here!


Calling MOMS with or without professional culinary experience. Are you truly the Head Chef of your household and cooking is your outlet and passion? Is it your priority to teach good nutrition and make food exciting to your children? Did you give up a culinary career to pursue another professional avenue or to raise your family?  Then apply here!

TEENS (age 14-17)

Young guys or girls who are showing crazy potential in the kitchen. Are you taking cooking classes, cooking for friends or family regularly, or blogging about your culinary escapades? Is cooking your favorite activity and you are thinking about a culinary career or going to culinary school?  Then apply here!


Firemen and women who are cooking in their firehouse on a regular basis.  Do you spend countless hours in the firehouse experimenting with food while waiting for the sounds of that alarm?  Do you have a keen ability to take the scraps from your firehouses pantry and turn it in to a 3-star meal?

Then apply here!


Papas who live to cook for and feed their families. Are you the bread-maker in your household and cooking is your outlet and passion? Do your kids stand out in the cafeteria because you get creative with their lunch boxes?  Did you dream of a culinary career, but working in the kitchen couldn’t sustain raising a family?  Are you a single parent and always trying to keep food interesting for your kids? Then apply here!

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34 Responses to “Chopped Casting”

  1. Diana DiBridge January 28, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    I applied to chopped already. i have great credentials, meaning I rock. i just love what i love and it shows. about a year ago, my sister and I thought about the whole sibling rivalry thing and then months later, chopped aired a show with just the same theme.
    of course I want to be on chopped for my own personal reasons. i love the show!! I DVR the show and watch it whenever I have spare time. everytime i’m yelling at the TV with what i would’ve done or how i would’ve done it and of course the items I hope to never be faced with. first and fore most I want to be on the show for myself, to help to take of my family and makes right to some of the wrongs i’ve done, but i also wouldn’t mind having my sister as a competitor, so i could kick her ass on national television and she would learn once and for all that cooking from scratch is the best !!! i don’t buy things and call it my own. i make my own!
    i about cut my finger off last week in the kitchen at my sister’s cafe and everyone was amazed that i just taped it up and kept going. my response “if i were on chopped, that’s what i’d have to it, so why would i do it any different now? i’m in training !!!!”
    PICK ME – PICK ME !!!!!
    i don’t mean to sound cocky, but i’m good at what i do. i have a great local following and plenty of references to back that up. but i’m also very animated and “larger than life” ,…. or so i’ve been told. i can’t help but feel like I have something i need to put out there and PROVE.
    i would appreciate any response and opprotunity to present myself and my skills.
    thanks for your time.

    • Ruth Clark January 1, 2016 at 9:27 am #

      I am a 47 year old grandmother of 5 I am visually impaired ifrom a stroke but I can still throw down in the kitchen whatever you throw at me i can catch give me a call and let’s see no pun intended. Yours truly miss ruth

    • Abria May 4, 2016 at 1:06 am #

      Hi my name is Abria Craddock and I really won’t to be on chopped to show my talent and show u what I maid of

    • Tracy Wardlow May 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

      Hi chopped, I been a mother for 25 years, I have one son, whom I cooked for his whole life, now he is a wonderful cook for his family. I met my husband and startedvto expand my cooking skills. I love a challenge because there are secrets to everything. My hubby has 16 kids when we met, but was only raising 3 so I started cooking for an army, as time went by, kids had kids, they had kids, now 22 years later I have mastered what I love which is cooking. My signature dish is baby back ribs,Chinese sauces, Mac and cheese and greens. I can almost cook anything. I have been told I should open a restaurant my food is so good. I love to season food which is really hard to do, when you can bring flavor out of meats that goes a long way. Please bring chopped to Michigan, or fly me their. Chopped is my favorite show by far. Hopefully my story will convince you to allow me to show the world what good cooking is all about, & how much fun and creative you can be with food. Thank you for reading.

    • Mia Richburg February 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

      C OME Back to Massachusetts for amateur home cooks……. super fan and READY

  2. Sedonia September 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    Hi. I’m only 13 years old but I really, really want to be on chopped. Can I still be on chopped teens or will I have to wait another year?

  3. chopped September 28, 2015 at 7:12 am #

    Welcome to chopped canada.Do you want to compete for chopped canada for ten thousand dollars($10,000)? Have u been turned down before.look no further,as we are here to make your talent know to the us:

  4. Elizabeth Torres November 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    Hello and Happy Holidays
    Ive had the pleasure to be interviewed for a special chopped segment for soup kitchens chefs. Although, am interested in being in other segments of chopped. I also have a catering business and personal clients that i teach techniques and different ways of cooking a meal, as to also how to deconstruct to reconstruct a meal.
    Unfortunately due to my astonishing flavors and food that ‘Ive created for the soup kitchen meals on Fridays, I’ve been kept from cooking on Fridays, although the clients continue to request for (La Cubanita) Chef Liz(moi) to cook on a Monday or possibly on a Wednesday the Head Chef has ignored the request of the clients.
    The clients requesting for me to cook tells me that my flavors were on spot and that they enjoy the food i produce.
    Even when i cook for private parties i receive compliments like where is my restaurant located, that says a lot to me.
    I am still interested in cooking on one of the segment for chopped.
    Even in Throw Down with Bobby Flay, with my signature dish which i will not mention lol.
    Hope to hear from Chopped.

  5. Jordan January 24, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    Hi, I was wondering if maybe in one of the seasons you could do different states instead of the ones posted above. I am still new to the cooking industry, and I really enjoy things like baking, and decorating things. I hope that one of these times you will allow places/ states like Montana to apply. Thank you so much.

  6. Pat Crawford February 28, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    I have been putting off applying to Chopped for many years! Recently all sorts of people, friends and family. Have been encouraging me. You don’t seem to have a category for me. A Culinary grad in the 1990’s worked briefly I. Kitchens and in private homes . I’ve done functions and menu consulting. I am now retired but can’t seem to stay out of the trade publications and the kitchen.
    Back when Chopped started my daughter called and said”Ma you’ve got to do this making stuff out of nothing is what you do best!” My daughter died not long after that. I would like to participate for her and all that have been recently encouraging me.

  7. Dana altunisi May 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    i am 12 , but i would love to be on chopped . i don’t live in the us but miles away i live in lebanon and am going to the us next month , please can i be on chopped or should i wait 2 years??….

  8. Leslie Lauretta August 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    I keep applying. What more can I do? is my website. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter to see more pictures. I owned and operated Avanti Italian Cuisine with my Chef/Husband and published a cookbook Seafood Italian Style (link on website)
    I also volunteered as a chef instructor for Fod Share of Lincoln county.

    Pick me please. I will compete against anyone.
    Leslie Lauretta
    (Chef Bambolina)

  9. Nina November 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

    How do I get an application to sign up for chopped beat Bobby Flay Show

    • Nina November 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      And I’m also a chef with professional experence at restaurants and I sell food to

  10. Karen Henderson November 14, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

    I really want to be in chopped

  11. Lisa A Mangum December 13, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    Hi my name is Daniel, I’m applying to be on chopped because I love your shoe I’m a big fan besides that I’m a wonderful cook. I express myself through my cooking, I always seem to have a problem with expressing myself. Cooking takes me from a dark place to a putting passion in my food and live. I like to see people eating ?my cooking letting them know that there is bright light in me that shines down through the passionof my cooking. Thank you!

  12. Jonathan Harvey December 13, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    Hello there! My name is YBJ, & It is my life’s dream to have the opportunity to compete on my favorite show EVER! I have the skills to win the 10k bills! I’m a really cool dude & I cook good food!

  13. Brian Dennison December 28, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    hello , MY name is Brian Dennison. my mother had me in the kitchen since i can remember .its my passsion! i would like the chance to show my skills

  14. Dennis Hammack December 31, 2016 at 1:46 am #

    I would love to be on Chopped and show that I fear no basket.

  15. Regina Cobb January 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    I am a Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) teacher.
    I would love the opportunity to compete against other FACS teachers.
    We can’t get no respect. Perhaps this will help!
    Regina Cobb

  16. cornelius spillane January 28, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    i have applied in the last few weeks. i was wondering how long it took to hear back to see if you was accepted or not. watching these shows just drives my passion to take on the best from around the country.

  17. Bobby Newman April 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    Hello chopped casting staff, My name is Bobby Newman and I’m better known as chef B, Yes that’s me. I have a cook book out which is celled Move over mama daddy’s in the kitchen. Let me tell you a about me and what I love to do in the kitchen. and that’s cooking up something tasted and good. One of my specialties is making sweet potato pie’s . I’m also good at making cheesiness food which consist of orange chicken. and white rice. Also vegetables egg – rolls , beef and chicken fried rice. Now if I’m giving the chance to be appointed to be on chopped this would be a dream come true for me and my family. I also love competing when it comes to cooking up something diffrent

    • Bobby Newman April 10, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

      Bobby Newman April 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

      Hello chopped casting staff, My name is Bobby Newman and I’m better known as chef B, Yes that’s me. I have a cook book out which is celled Move over mama daddy’s in the kitchen. Let me tell you a about me and what I love to do in the kitchen. and that’s cooking up something tasted and good. One of my specialties is making sweet potato pie’s . I’m also good at making cheesiness food which consist of orange chicken. and white rice. Also vegetables egg – rolls , beef and chicken fried rice. Now if I’m giving the chance to be appointed to be on chopped this would be a dream come true for me and my family. I also love competing when it comes to cooking up something different.
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  18. Claudia Hogan April 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    Good Afternoon,
    My name is Claudia Hogan and I am submitting this comment of behalf of my amazing husband because he is currently in the kitchen at the cutting board as I’m writing this comment. My husband name is Freddie Hogan Jr. and he has the capability to challenge anyone with regards to cooking because he definitely has skills. I really do not mean to brag or boast but my hubby can turn cornbread into toast… We would love to hear from you and be a part of the show.
    Best Regards,
    Claudia Hogan

  19. Belita April 15, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    Hello my name is Belita I am waiting for my chances to get some real challenges under my belt in The Chopped Kitchen change my life by picking me to be on TV me

  20. Donna Calderon May 24, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    Hi my name is Donna Calderon, I would love my husband to be on chopped, he is obsessed with this show. I would love to tell you a little about him. He is a retired Captain of the Riverside Co. Fire Dept. and is now my chopped champion in our kitchen, he is the best cook; I come home every night to a home cook meal that he starts to prep about 2 hours before I get home from work, to make that special meal, and different every night. He has talked about getting a food truck for something to do for fun but know’s it is hard work, his 31 years in the fire department is hard work so I think he go this, his name is Carl Calderon

  21. William Lawson October 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    hi my name is william i think i should be on chopped because im wanting to do this for me and my family so they can say he did it and if i won i would open my own restraunts and be able to give my fiance her wedding and have a beautiful honeymoon

  22. Nickbutler November 5, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    I love for girl friend to be on chopped she is a great cook and this would make her day and show off her talent her name is Rhonda

  23. Micheal e Johnson November 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

    I am chef Micheal Johnson I have been working as a chef for 20 years. I have worked in some amazing places and have made some amazing food. The experiences I have had are out this world. Me and my step daughter watch chopped all the time an would love to be on your show to show the type of chef I am an to have another amazing experience to add to my list.

  24. Tyler December 21, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    Hello Chopped!
    I would like to start off by saying that I am a HUGE fan, my fiancé and I watch the show every night and have like 42 episodes currently saved on our DVR and scheduled to record more episodes when we are not able to watch them when aired.
    I am not submitting this for me, but rather my uncle and Godfather; he doesn’t know I am submitting this for him. He is completely selfless and is always so caring for others that he always puts their needs ahead of his own. He went to culinary school 30+ years ago and is an amazing cook! His current work situation is that he is unable to make enough as a cook so it has forced him to work with the DOT doing hard labor day in and day out. He is 53 years old and would love to get back into the food industry and I think he just needs some validation that he IS an amazing cook and good enough to get back into it. He could also use the $10K since he donates his money away to others in his community who are in need.
    I believe that everyone deserves a second chance and my uncle Bob sure could use a second chance at being an amazing cook! Please consider him for one of your future episodes, he is a fun loving (single) guy and a great time to be around! This would mean the world to him and could be a 180 degree life changer. He lives to cook for friends and family but like I said, just needs a completely unbiased opinion to tell him that he was born to cook.

  25. Thao January 28, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    Hello! I wonder that when I will be on chopped? Please let me know.. Thank you for your time.
    I love cooking all time!

  26. ginger parkhurst January 28, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    I would like to try out for your grandmothers show.

  27. Debbie DuPree-Holland March 5, 2018 at 7:18 am #

    Hello I am a 55 year old Speed Limit Nana name Debbie DuPree-Holland of Norwalk CT . After receiving a call, a Facebook post and a text saying Ma / Nana this is for you and you got this asking me to please go on the show for Grandmothers. I would love to be apart of your show of Chopped for Grandmothers. I have a great passion for cooking. This is one of my #1 desire to give everyone a taste of what they have been missing. Please let me know when the casting is for your show of Chopped for Grandmothers so I may be a part of your event.

    Thank you so much
    Debbie DuPree-Holland

  28. Mark Webster March 5, 2018 at 6:50 pm #

    My name is Chef Mark Webster. I have cooked around the world in all kinds of conditions. On Navy ships that rolled so much we had to secure the fryers and the grills. I lived and worked in Antarctica for a year and learning just how creative I could be without using any fresh fruits, vegetables to feed a group of Navy and Scientists. I worked in US Embassies, large restaurant chains, private clubs, restaurants and as a Culinary Arts Teacher. There is nothing I can’t overcome and excel in. Name a cuisine and I’ve mastered it. I’m who you’ve been waiting for.