Food Network will hold open-call auditions nationwide this summer for chefs and amateur cooks looking to compete for their own Food Network series on the sixth annual season of "The Next Food Network Star." Open casting calls will take place throughout July and August. Interested candidates should bring an application, photograph and resume to the casting site. Those who can't attend the audition should submit a three-minute video to explaining why they should be the next Food Network star. Auditions will be held in the following locations:

Phoenix, Ariz., July 8, 10 am to 4 pm
Embassy Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale
4415 East Paradise Village Parkway, Phoenix

Chicago, Ill., July 12, 10 am to 4 pm
Affinia Chicago Hotel
166 East Superior St., Chicago

Austin, Texas, July 17, 10 am to 4 pm
Hyatt Regency Downtown
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin

San Francisco, Calif., July 26, 10 am to 4 pm
W Hotel San Francisco
181 Third Street, San Francisco

New York, N.Y., July 31, 10 am to 4 pm
530 W. 57th Street, New York

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 10, 10 am to 4 pm
Saddle Ranch Chop House
8371 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Calif.

San Diego, Calif., Aug. 17, 12 pm to 5 pm
W Hotel San Diego
421 W. B Street, San Diego

Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 24, 10 am to 4 pm
W Hotel Atlanta Midtown
188 14th St. NE, Atlanta

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