NBC announced today that Bobby Flay is the first to be signed on to judge and mentor on their upcoming new series America’s Next Great Restaurant (working title). Contestant casting for the series starts this week.
Flay is the first of five “key restaurant and business leaders” set to join the series to play the role of investor, judge and sometimes mentor to the contestants who will compete to win the opportunity to open a new restaurant chain in three American cities. Both a celebrity chef and restaurateur, Flay’s known for his numerous hosting gigs on The Food Network, including Boy Meets Grill, Throwdown! With Bobby Flay and FoodNation.
Flay is set to participate in the New York casting call for America’s Next Great Restaurant, which will take place on March 19th and 20th.
Below is the schedule for open casting calls for America’s Next Great Restaurant
“Open casting calls for the series are set to take place March 19 - April 5 in New York City, New York (March 19, 20), Raleigh, North Carolina (March 22), Nashville, Tennessee (March 24), Columbus, Ohio (March 26), Chicago, Illinois (March 28), Kansas City, Kansas (March 30), Denver, Colorado (April 1) and Los Angeles, California (April 5).
CLICK HERE for more information on casting for the series.