Food Network Canada and Insight Production Company Ltd. are bringing Top Chef Canada back for a third season, sending 16 determined new competitors into the kitchen for another round of intense challenges, surprise twists and higher stakes than ever before. The new season of the top-rated series premieres March 18, 2013.
The heat is on in season three of Top Chef Canada as the chefs sharpen their knives to test their culinary skills and creativity in a variety of unique challenges. In the end only one chef will take home the grand prize of $100,000 sponsored by SpongeTowels paper towels, a GE Monogram kitchen worth $30,000, a custom installation by Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces worth $25,000 and the title of Canada’s Top Chef. Combined with the weekly challenge prizes, the total amount up for grabs this season is higher than ever before at a quarter of a million dollars. Internationally-acclaimed actress Lisa Ray returns as Host, joined by Head Judge, Chef and restaurateur, Mark McEwan, and Resident Judge, LA restaurateur, Shereen Arazm.
“We’ve upped the ante this season on Top Chef Canada, with even bigger drama, louder personalities and more cutthroat competition than ever before,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “Viewers will see this season’s chefs stir up the most intense rivalries, stopping at nothing to win the coveted title of Canada’s next Top Chef.”
The new season of Top Chef Canada brings an all-star panel of guest judges and tasters to the kitchen including seven-time WWE Champion Trish Stratus, international comedic sensation Russell Peters, Survivorman Les Stroud, The Real Housewives of Vancouver, JUNO Award winning Singer/Songwriter Jann Arden, Chef Michael Voltaggio (winner of Top Chef: Las Vegas), Chef Robert Irvine (Restaurant: Impossible), Chef Chuck Hughes (Chuck’s Week Off) and Food Network host David Rocco (David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway).