Food Network Casting Call for Wanna Be Restaurant Owners!

A message from The Food Network:

Have you always dreamed of running your own restaurant? Does your wife, husband, brother, sister, mother, partner or friend share that dream?

Do you make restaurant quality meals at home and want to show that you can take it to the next level? Are you a pro in the kitchen while your teammate is a star in the front of the house?

If so, keep reading for your chance to prove you have what it takes to run a restaurant AND the potential to win a case prize!!

About the show:

Each episode, two teams of aspiring restaurateurs square off in an extremely intense competition to prove they have what it takes to open their own restaurant.

The teams have just 24 hours to conquer a concept, décor, and of course the food to turn a blank space into the restaurant of their dreams. Once the doors are open, actual diners will be served and a panel of restaurant experts will judge to see which team showed the most potential for running a successful restaurant.

The winner will walk away with seed money to help them actualize their dream.


We will be holding open calls in Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Washington D.C. Check out our “Open Call Information” page for detailed information.


Two person teams with pre-existing relationships: Husband & wife, ex-husband & wife, father & daughter, mother & son, newlyweds, brothers, sisters, twins, cousins, best friends, etc.

The Skills to Run a Restaurant: Applicants may have no restaurant experience, a ton of restaurant experience, or some combination of the two. One member of the team will be the chef and run the kitchen and the other will run the “front of the house,” so all we ask is that you have the skills to, as a team, actually run a restaurant.

Personality that Pops: Are you and your teammate charismatic and outgoing? We’re looking for lots of energy and charm!

*Please don’t apply if you already own your own restaurant or have previously owned a restaurant.

* If you have any questions, please contact us as [email protected]
* Applicants must (a) be a US citizen or permanent legal resident with the unrestricted ability to work in the U.S. and (b) be at least 18 years of age.
* If you plan to attend an open call, you MUST download two applications (one for you, one for your partner) and bring both COMPLETED applications to the open call. You must also bring recent photos of both of you!

Open Casting Call in Philadelphia, Pa on Friday, February 5th, 2010. We are very excited to be in Philadelphia and cannot wait to meet all the potential candidates there!

We are currently seeking dynamic and charismatic two-person teams who have a dream of opening their own restaurant. The teams of two must have pre-existing relationships (couples, friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, etc), with the combined front and back of house skills to run a restaurant, and energetic personalities.

The details of our event are as follows:

Friday- February 5th, 2010
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19107

More details at