Casting Call

Food Network and Spike TV talent search: Austin chefs and tattoo artists wanted for hit shows

Austin tattoo artists and chefs wanted for hit TV shows

Food Network Star Judges Season 10
The Food Network will be hosting an open casting call here in Austin looking for the next Food Network Star. Courtesy of Food Network
Ink Masters Judges High Res
If you're an experienced tattoo artist, Spike TV will also be in town searching for potential contestants in Ink Masters. Courtesy of Spike TV
Food Network Star Judges Season 10
Ink Masters Judges High Res

Calling all experienced chefs and tattoo artists: Food Network and Spike TV are looking for Austin talent to star in the hit reality shows Food Network Star and Ink Masters.

Food Network will head to Austin on November 8 in search of local chefs with "creative and unique food perspective[s]" who want to compete on Food Network Star for their very own cooking series.

The casting call will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown from 10 am - 1 pm; interested talent should bring a photo, a resume and whatever you think it takes to be a star, of course. Those that can't make it to the casting call can submit a video audition until November 25. 

If you're a master of ink and needle rather than spoon and spatula, Spike TV will host an open casting call for Ink Masters for local tattoo experts the following day.

Tattoo artists can attend the casting call at the Hilton Garden Inn on November 9 from 10 am - 1 pm or submit a three-minute video on the Spike TV website by December 12. Artists with the right skills and attitude will compete on the show for $100,000 cash and big bragging rights. Love ink? Spike TV is also seeking "Human Canvases" to get tattooed on the show.

In addition, Food Network is holding online casting calls for shows such as Beat Bobby Flay and Chopped. Peruse the entire list of online casting calls here — your 15 minutes of fame awaits.