Top Chef Searching for Top Talent in San Francisco

Popular television show holds open casting call in Bay Area

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    Top Chef competitor Jamie Lauren and Absinthe Brasserie in San Francisco chef.

    Are you the next Jamie Lauren? Now you have your chance to prove it.

    The producers of Bravo's Top Chef will be in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 18 at The Parlor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. looking for the country's up and coming chefs to compete on its show.

    Sexy Dishes: Top Chef to Front Cover

    [BAY] Sexy Dishes: Top Chef to Front Cover
    Absinthe executive chef Jamie Lauren is one of many Bay Area culinary stars featured in the new book Sexy Dishes. (Published Sunday, April 5, 2009)

    But the producers are not only looking for a chef who can cook, they are also searching for people who have a personality and "oodles of charisma." Watching a mute cook doesn't get ratings.

    Contestants are asked to fill out an application and put together a video demonstrating some personal flair before coming to the open audition. The producers will tour the country before picking a handful of chefs who will compete on Top Chef 7.

    Life After Top Chef

    [BAY] Life After Top Chef
    Absinthe executive chef Jamie Lauren talks about both life and work at her San Francisco restaurant after appearing on Bravo’s Top Chef. (Published Monday, April 6, 2009)