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‘Top Chef’ Gives Birth to ‘Junior’

Jun 11, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Bravo’s “Top Chef” is cooking up an offspring.
The network said it is developing “Top Chef Junior,” an eight-episode series in which teens will take on culinary challenges, just like their grown-up counterparts on the top-rated cooking show.
The network also picked up a untitled project that will follow Jean-Christophe Novelli, named the world’s sexiest chef by the New York Times, as he moves to Los Angeles to set up a cooking school.
“With ‘Top Chef” as the No. 1 food show on cable comes the natural expansion in our food domain,” said Frances Berwick. executive VP and general manager of Bravo Media. “With ‘Top Chef Junior’ we’re reaching a growing market and are developing a series that will teach and test the skills of younger aspiring chefs and appeal to the whole family. We feel that Jean-Christophe Novelli’s reputation, personality and expertise will prove incredibly enticing to our passionate core audience.”

61 Comments

  1. I was wondering if there was any information on how and when to audition for Top Chef Junior. Please let me know if you get any more information on this!

  2. cant see for the young kids cook like the grown people

  3. How do you sign up for the show or I guess audition. Thanks

  4. I would love to get some information on how to apply to be on Top Chef Junior series so please send me some if at all possible

  5. When are the auditions for the show

  6. Dear Bravo,
    Yes, it’s me, one of those young chef foodies. i have my own catering company,,,cater at homes and gallery openings.. I live to cook. look forward to being on TV with Michael Romano, cater on yachts, crazy about molecular gastronomy, at the James Beard dinner, have knives, anti griddle and prep kitchen will travel..
    I am 13 and besides cooking..love to talk about food. Please let me know how to reach you, send pictures whatever…this would be so cool! I have a catering co. with sous chefs, hire our own friends for service and I am on a one name basis with everyone at Citarella!
    I am also going into 8th grade at Ross School, always sharing with our cafe staff the importance of Regional, Organic, Seasonal and Sustainable food!
    Please call!
    Greg Grossman / Private Chef
    greggrossman@mac.com

  7. Dear Bravo,
    Yes, it’s me, one of those young chef foodies. i have my own catering company,,,cater at homes and gallery openings.. I live to cook. look forward to being on TV with Michael Romano to help my school, cater on yachts, crazy about molecular gastronomy, at the James Beard dinner, have knives, anti griddle and prep kitchen will travel..
    I am 13 and besides cooking..love to talk about food, photograph my food. Please let me know how to reach you, send pictures whatever…this would be so cool! I have a catering co. with sous chefs, hire our own friends for service and I am on a one name basis with everyone at Citarella!
    I am also going into 8th grade at Ross School, always sharing with our cafe staff the importance of Regional, Organic, Seasonal and Sustainable food!
    Please call!
    Greg Grossman / Private Chef
    greggrossman@mac.com

  8. PS I play well with others :-)
    greg

  9. hey greg. are you seriously 13 and have a business??
    anyways i want to be on that show too. im not classically trained but yeah my parents taught me to learn by taste and i taught myself.
    thats would be awesome to be on that show.

  10. Can I get some more info onthe show to.I know I might be a little late but if I am not can you tell me.

  11. Can I get some more info onthe show to.I know I might be a little late but if I am not can you tell me.

  12. If this show does happen, i want in bravo. I can be the minority with the quick witt, except not asian.(Dale from season 4)
    Also if all of us wants in , then they have to tell us how.
    Carlos- 15 Years Old
    Sophmore in High School
    Chicago Suburbs, Il
    plans to attend C.I.A in Chicago

  13. Yeah, can I please get some info on how to join the show? This really sounds cool, and I want to apply/audition. Please send this info to me via e-mail.

  14. My email is bthomas94@gmail.com

  15. please send me applicant info
    who/what/where and when ASAP

  16. you can go to talenthunter.com/auditions and you have to be 15-18 to sign up to go on the show so that means i cant audition

  17. heyy i am one of those teen chefs that would love to be on this show. i am 15 and really want to audition and i nee information!!!!!

  18. Hey!
    I would really appreciate it if you sent me any information regarding auditions for Top Chef Junior! I have quite a passion for cooking and would love to be given the chance to show you what I have got to offer Bravo! I’m 16 and Asian. I could be that one softspoken, innocent one out of the group who puts an awesome Asian flare on all the dishes she serves up!
    Sincerely,
    Bianca

  19. luv greg grossman.when doesshow start?

  20. Hi everyone who is tuning in this site about the auditions of ‘Top Chef Junior’. I am an aspiring oriental chef, specifically a Filipino and would want to join in the said show. My whole life is very influenced by food caused by growing up with a family with a diverse vantage and skills in food. I think I could show the world how talented I am in cooking. I’m just 15 and my classmates and friends would cr5ave for my dishes when i serve them on small parties and gatherings. So please, could anyone help me audition for that upcoming show? Considering that the audition could be done internationally?
    Thanks to someone who could help me. I will be in ‘your’ debt.
    Have a nice day.

  21. when are the audtions

  22. hey could u email me all the info about trying out for this/ because ive wanted to be a chef since i was seven, own over fifty cookbooks, im fifteen and i was taught by my family, which is full of good cooks, i get the job done and im always eager to learn more, thank you to anyone with any information

  23. Wondering if this young chef would like to cook or teach kids in a well equipped outdoor kitchen with a great view in Tuscany?? I have had for 20 years a cooking school, never advertised, only word of mouth, but thought it could be fun and different. Have a great clientle and can give good referrals if needed. Love kids and all mine are pretty good cooks now as adults. My specialty is visiting local food artisans such as makers of parmigiano, prosciutto, balsamico, make our own olive oil in Nov. and go truffle hunting with the dogs. We are a small family operation, have lots of fun, low key and no famous chefs but plenty of well known clients.
    Lucy Vallera Luhan

  24. I would love to know when and were are the audition for Top Chef Junior

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