MasterChef Hosting First Season 8 Open Audition In San Diego On March 5

February 17, 2016

Do you have a passion for cooking and think you have what it takes to compete against some of the best home cooks in America?!? FOX's MasterChef is now casting for Season 8 of the popular culinary competition and will be traveling to 12 cities to meet some of nation's top home cooks, with a its first stop taking place in San Diego on Saturday, March 5! San Diego native Claudia Sandoval won the last season of MasterChef. Could San Diego repeat in Season 8??

The San Diego MasterChef casting on March 5 will take place from 10am - 6pm at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront. Applicants must bring one prepared dish to be served to the food judges and will be given 3 minutes to plate the dish at the casting call location, but there will not be a kitchen to cook or warm the dish.

If you are planning to attend the open casting call, you are strongly encouraged to follow the instructions below:

1. Pre-register your profile and pick your open call location in advance.
2. Download the application form online, fill it out and bring it with you to an open call.
3. Bring your food/ingredients to be finished and plated once you enter the audition room. There will not be a kitchen to cook or warm up your dish so come prepared! Also, they will not supply you with dishes, utensils, etc., so you must bring your own.

MasterChef is looking for home cooks only, so no professionals! Check the FAQs link on the MasterChef Casting homepage for additional casting questions and if you cannot make the open call, click here to learn about the video submission instructions.