CTV RELEASE: TORONTO (March 11, 2019) – Who will be named Canada’s next MasterChef? CTV today revealed the Top 18 MASTERCHEF CANADA home cooks competing for a chance to be one of six in the elite group of title holders and take home the $100,000 cash prize. A 2019 Canadian Screen Award nominee, Season 6 of MASTERCHEF CANADA kicks off with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 8 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV before settling into its regular Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Viewers can then stream all episodes anytime on and the CTV app. Keeping the heat on high for this season’s Top 18 are esteemed judges Michael Bonacini (O&B restaurant empire), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation in Hong Kong), and Claudio Aprile (Copetin Restaurant & Bar). With only a limited number of white aprons up for grabs, the home cooks have to prove they have the culinary skills to cut it in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen...

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Iron Chef CanadaNews

Iron Chef Canada

October 17, 2018

Based upon the popular Japanese sensation, Iron Chef Canada pits world-class chefs against the legendary Canadian Iron Chefs: Hugh AchesonAmanda CohenLynn CrawfordRob Feenie, and Susur Lee in intense culinary battles. In every episode, the Chairman invites one talented challenger to go head-to-head against one of Canada’s most iconic Iron Chefs in a one-hour, five-dish duel for culinary supremacy in Kitchen Stadium. The Chairman kicks off each battle revealing the secret ingredient – the mandatory item that must be incorporated into each of the Iron Chef and challenger’s five-dish line-up. The Chairman turns up the heat in Kitchen Stadium when he introduces his Culinary Curveball, an unexpected ingredient that must be incorporated into at least one of the courses each chef presents.

Iron Chef Canada is hosted by acclaimed culinary expert and food writer Gail Simmons; noted food critic and writer Chris Nuttall-Smith provides play-by-play commentary as Floor Reporter, and Jai West is Iron Chef Canada’s enigmatic Chairman.

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Mary's Kitchen CrushNews

Mary's Kitchen Crush

October 03, 2018

MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH makes its debut on CTV featuring Canada’s culinary sweetheart and MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 winner, Mary Berg, sharing delicious twists on home-cooked classics inspired by her family and friends.
For Mary, cooking and baking has long been the best way for her to express love to the people in her life, building a strong appreciation for the connective powers of beautiful, home-cooked food. In each episode of MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH, she demonstrates her culinary skill and creativity with three to four original recipes inspired by someone who has made a meaningful impact on her life. The resulting meal acts as an edible love letter for family members and close friends. The guests of honour join Mary when the meal is complete to reminisce and savor in the flavors she’s created.
Each dish is motivated by a story, and is always connected back to Mary’s special guest. With no food off limits, Mary applies her signature spin to staples spanning every cuisine imaginable. Memories of family trips to South Carolina spur a Southern feast; joie de vivre fuels a French-themed menu when Mary and a friend dream of jetting off to Paris. Mary even tackles tradition with her own festive take on holiday favourites. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, a sports game, or just expressing gratitude for a loved one, MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH is chock-full of recipes for every occasion.
As Mary prepares the meal, she guides viewers clearly through the recipe, offering up plenty of illuminating tips and take-aways. Grab a seat at Mary’s table and join in on the fun!

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The Great Canadian Baking ShowNews

The Great Canadian Baking Show

September 19, 2018

THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is a homegrown take on the UK’s phenomenal hit format The Great British Bake Off. THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW brings together 10 amateur bakers from across the country to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges that celebrate their diverse backgrounds, families and communities. Each of the eight, one-hour episodes features three rounds: The Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. After the baked goods are tasted and critiqued, the judges decide who will become the week’s Star Baker, and who will be sent home. The final three bakers compete for the Great Canadian Baking Show title. THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is an affirming, warm-spirited competition that celebrates personal achievement and the joy of baking.

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