Events on StarChefs applications

February 4, 2005

Los Angeles
January 24

New York
January 27

January 31

New Orleans
February 2


February 4

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Calling All Cooks!
Do you think you have what it takes to become the next great American chef?

Apply Now!

Apply now to compete in “Cooking Under Fire” - a 12-part documentary and national cooking competition premiering April 27, 2005 on PBS.

PBS is now taking applications for contestants on this series – ideal candidates are culinary school students and graduates, avid home cooks and passionate food lovers, restaurant cooks, and restaurateurs in the making.

The winner will earn a position in one of Star Chef Todd English’s restaurants in New York City.

Cooking Under Fire” will be judged by:

Todd English, Star Chef and Restaurateur
Ming Tsai, Chef and Host of the TV series, Simply Ming
Michael Ruhlman, Author (The Making of a Chef and The Soul of a Chef)


Other experts in the restaurant industry

Guest chefs from each competition

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  • Applicants may apply in person - see audition cities and dates below - or mail in an application and audition tape.

  • The application deadline is February 4, 2005.

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  • Los Angeles

    January 24, 10am - 6pm

    The Art Institute of California- Los Angeles
    2900 31st St.
    Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • New York

  • January 27, 10am - 6pm

    The Art Institute of New York City
    75 Varick St. 16th floor
    New York, NY 10013
  • Chicago
    Monday, January 31, Noon - 6pm

    The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
    180 N. Wabash
    Chicago, IL 60601
  • New Orleans

    February 2, 10am - 5pm

    Delgado Community College
    615 City Park Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Seattle

    Friday, February 4, 11am - 6pm

    The Art Institute of Seattle
    2600 Alaskan Way
    Seattle, WA 98121
NOTE: Applicants must be available to travel across country from February 26-March 12, 2005.

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  • StarChefs Studio South Beach

  •  Published: January 2005