The Taste – Casting Guide

Contestants: 10 per season
Top Prize: $100,000
Selectivity: 4 Star


The Taste is a cooking reality show which appears on ABC. The show pits professional and amateur chefs against each other with the goal of outlasting the competition to win $10,000. The show features judges, Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre, Nigella Lawson, and Marcus Samuelson who evaluate the food.

Applicant Restrictions:
  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to cook
  • Must not be a felon

There are two methods of applying for The Taste. The first is to attend one of the casting calls for the show. The show has five open casting calls for their upcoming season, and if you attend one you should bring both a photo of yourself as well as a signature dish that can be presented as part of the application process.

Open Casting Calls:
  • LOS ANGELES – Saturday, June 21st
  • AUSTIN – Saturday, June 28th
  • SEATTLE – Saturday June 28th
  • CHICAGO – Saturday, July 12th
  • BOSTON – Saturday, July 12th

All casting calls are open from 10am to 3pm in their respective timezone, and if you are interested in attending the casting call address can be found here. The second option is to apply with a video submission. To do this, you need to complete the pre-application, the regular application, and upload a video that is 10 minutes or less. All the details of the video submission can be found here.

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