Food Network announced it has renewed The Next Food Network Star for a sixth season and will begin casting for the culinary competition series next month.

The Next Food Network Star's sixth-season casting tour will being on July 8 in Phoenix, AZ and end August 24 in Atlanta, GA -- with additional stops in Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and San Diego, CA.

Interested candidates attending one of the casting calls should bring an application, photograph and resume, which will allow them to meet with network casting directors. 

Anyone unable to attend an open casting call may submit a three-minute audition video explaining why they should be Food Network's newest star.  Applications, contest rules and submission instructions are available on Food Network's website.

The Next Food Network Star's fifth season premiered earlier this month and is currently airing in the Sundays at 9PM ET/PT timeslot.

Dates and locations on The Next Food Network Star's sixth-season casting tour are:

July 8

Embassy Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale
4415 East Paradise Village Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85032
10AM to 4PM

July 12

Affinia Chicago Hotel
166 East Superio
Chicago, IL 60611
10AM to 4PM

July 17

Hyatt Regency Downtown
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
10AM to 4PM

July 26

W San Francisco
181 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
10AM to 4PM

July 31

530 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
10AM to 4PM

August 10

Saddle Ranch
8371 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
10AM to 4PM

August 17

W San Diego
421 W. B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
12PM to 5PM

August 24

W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
10AM to 4PM