This just in from the Food Network:

Hi John,

My name is Piper and I am a Casting Director in Los Angeles.  We are currently looking in Southern California for Executive Chefs and Executive Sous Chefs for a new series for the Food Network called “Chef Hunters.”  I came across your column on and was wondering if you would be able to help in our search (or might know of some great chefs you could recommend)  I’ve included more information about the show below and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Many Thanks,

Piper Goldberg

Casting Director
Smart Dog Media
“Chef Hunter”
1135 N Mansfield Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Are you an Executive Chef/Chef de Cuisine who’s ready for an ultimate adventure, new job and new career? If so, we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you!

FOOD NETWORK is seeking talented, experienced chefs for a new TV competition series. This is the ultimate chance to showcase your culinary chops and prove that you are the best chef for the job. Chefs will be tested in a series of challenges in a 2-3 day intensive to find out who earns the prestigious title of Executive Chef at a high-end Southern California restaurant. If you are ready for a life changing opportunity and a chance to show the entire nation your master skills, we want to hear your story!


  • Name
  • Age
  • Contact info including phone #
  • City/State
  • Resume
  • Two or more photos
  • Current Occupation
  • Brief Bio
  • Why you are interested in this opportunity?



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One Response to CHEF HUNTERS

  1. Hi John,

    Just to introduce myself I am Carrie McCully, the new Chef Hunter for the Food Network. I am a professional Culinary Recruiter having worked with some of the very best in the restaurant world.

    Chef Hunter is part of the Food Networks fall line-up and we are excited to be looking in Santa Barbara for a restaurant in need of an Executive Chef. This is a real job with real stakes and a win/win for all.

    If you know of an amazing Santa Barbara institution that would love to be on the Food Network and hire an outstanding Chef please have them contact me at:

    I look forward to dining with you in beautiful Santa Barbara!

    Carrie McCully
    Chef Hunter

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