This casting notice appeared in "Backstage" last week...
BRAVO’S: “TOP CHEF AMATEURS” Bravo is seeking home cooks, aged 21 or older, for its new “Top Chef” spinoff competition, “Top Chef Amateurs.” Production dates and locations are TBD. A stipend will be provided as cooks compete for the top prize. Travel and accommodation will be covered. Apply here!
Top Chef Amateurs is still supposedly going to air on Bravo later this year. Today, another spin-off was announced:
Peacock is preparing a slew of spinoffs of hit non-scripted NBCU series. The streamer has ordered spinoffs of Top Chef and Below Deck as well as Baking It, from Amy Poehler and the team behind Making It, and is becoming the home of American Ninja Warrior Junior, which was previously at Universal Kids.
Top Chef Family Style is a spinoff of the Bravo reality series. It will be hosted by Meghan Trainor, who recently signed a cross-platform overall deal with NBCU with James Beard Award winner and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson as head judge.
The family culinary competition will feature talented young chefs who will each team up with an adult family member partner to compete for a chance to be crowned champions. It is produced by Magical Elves with Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, Hillary Olsen and showrunner Claire Kosloff serving as executive producers.
So it's like a new Top Chef Junior (which was a great show, too bad it disappeared) but the junior chefs are teamed with family members.