Donut Disaster Ends in Defeat - Pino DiCerbo is the Eleventh Home Cook Eliminated from CTV's MASTERCHEF CANADA

- The remaining five home cooks are reunited with their families for an emotional culinary challenge on the next episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA -

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TORONTO, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - At the conclusion of last night's episode of CTV's MASTERCHEF CANADA featuring the classic MasterChef Team Challenge, The Restaurant Takeover, Pino DiCerbo, a stay-at-home dad from Mississauga, Ont. was eliminated from the culinary competition series.

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Episode 12 Recap
The home cooks arrive at Origin North, the restaurant of MASTERCHEF CANADA's own judge, Claudio Aprile, and are charged with the ultimate, classic MasterChef Challenge: The Restaurant Takeover. Tammara and Pino are the team captains, following their victory in the last elimination challenge. But their tenure as leaders doesn't go well for long, as the food service is marred by delays and disappointment. Tammara's Red Team ultimately wins over the judges and Claudio's loyal diners, leaving Pino, Marida, and Eric to the dreaded Pressure Test - a donut dessert bake-off. Marida's treats turn out well, and it comes down to taste being the deciding factor between Eric and Pino's less visually appealing creations. Despite being messy on presentation, Eric's delicious donuts beat out Pino's, sending him home.

MASTERCHEF CANADA airs Mondays at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT on CTV and CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Last night's episode is now available on demand at CTV.ca and the CTV GO app.

Next week:
Coming up on the next all-new episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA (Monday, April 14), the final five home cooks are tasked with preparing a special family reunion dinner to be served in the MASTERCHEF CANADA Banquet Room. Emotions go through the roof when it's revealed that the families they're preparing a meal for are their own! After cooking for their parents, and significant others, some of the home cooks face a dramatic Pressure Test requiring perfect instinct and timing.

The final five home cooks vying for $100,000 and the first-ever Canadian MasterChef title are:

  • Eric Chong, Oakville, Ont.
  • Kaila Klassen, born in Penticton, B.C., currently resides in West Kelowna, B.C.
  • Marida Mohammed, born in Sudbury, Ont., currently resides in Toronto, Ont.
  • Mike Green, born in Kenora, Ont., currently resides in Winnipeg, Man.
  • Tammara Behl, born in St. Albert, Alta., currently resides in Calgary, Alta.

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