Top Chef Casting CAllNOW CASTING: Top Chef 9, Top Chef: Just Desserts 2

Top Chef 9

Do you KNOW you could mop the floor with the chefs on Bravo’s smash hit competition series? Well, this could be your chance to do it!

Every season the bar gets higher, every season it means more to be the one on top – do you have what it takes to be the next TOP CHEF?

We are NOW CASTING for Top Chef Season 9!

We're looking for chefs with a passion for food, ingenuity, a thorough knowledge of cooking techniques and trends, and oodles of charisma. We want talented, experienced chefs with that flare and hunger that puts you over the top.

Download and fill out the application, which includes full application instructions, make your video and send to us ASAP.  The sooner you get the  application and video to us the better! GOOD LUCK!

Winner of NRA Show® Hot Chef Challenge 2010 to Cook Alongside Chef/Restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson

NRA Show 2919National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show 2010 to feature impressive lineup of international culinary stars

(CHICAGO; May 6, 2010)— Palm Beach, Fla-based Jeremy Hanlon and Food Network’s “Chopped” has been selected the winner of the NRA Show® Hot Chef Challenge 2010, the National Restaurant Association announced today. A feature of of the Association’s annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, this year’s NRA Show Hot Chef Challenge invites professional chefs and home cooks to submit a short video of themselves preparing their favorite recipe using fresh produce and any other ingredients for their chance at culinary stardom. Hanlon’s winning video featured him preparing achiote accented cobia “sous vide” with local oranges, fennel and scallion, served with toasted organic quinoa and fresh basil.

World Culinary Showcase at NRA Show 2010

Chef Graham BrownCelebrity Chefs and New Menu Ideas From Around the Globe Take Center Stage in World Culinary Showcase at NRA Show 2010
2010 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® attendees will also have a chance to win tickets to Hollywood premiere of “Eat, Pray, Love”

(Chicago) Some of the most celebrated chefs and culinary innovators from around the globe will show off their skills at the world’s largest restaurant industry trade show this spring. This year’s NRA Show® will feature the brand-new World Culinary Showcase, where attendees experience high-energy, interactive cooking demonstrations and find the information and inspiration to create fun, flavorful and nutritious menu ideas. NRA Show 2010 will be held May 22-25 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“The World Culinary Showcase, running throughout NRA Show 2010, will feature world-class chefs and culinary experts demonstrating great recipes and techniques to help increase profits and customer satisfaction,” said Ira Cohn, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2010 and President of ARAMARK Business and Industry Group. “It is sure to be an exciting event that will provide a host of ideas and inspiration.”

10th anniversary of the passing of Chef Gary HollemanGary Holleman
"The Father of the Culinary Internet"

Sunday October 21, 2009 was the 12th anniversary of the passing of Chef Gary Holleman.

Reprinted from a posting at Edison High School Class of 1973

"Gary Holleman, respected chef, entrepreneur, book author, leader, father, grandfather, and husband, died unexpectedly Tuesday night, October 21, 1997 from complications resulting from heart surgery.

Like much of his career, his passing was followed by hundreds of people via the Internet.

We are excited to announce that Randy Caparoso has joined Escoffier On Line and will be contributing articles on Wine Food and the Restaurant Business.

See Randy's bio here-