Food Network Canada Brings Hit Series Recipe to Riches Back for Second Helping

The Search Begins for Canadian Home Cooks With a Recipe Worth $250,000

National Casting Call Opens Today!

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Food Network Canada and Temple Street Productions announced today that the powerhouse competitive reality series Recipe to Riches is returning for a second season and diving into a cross-Canada search for the best recipe from a Canadian home cook.  The original Food Network series offers Canadians with exceptional recipes a once-in-a-lifetime shot at having their recipe developed into a President's Choice® product and a chance to ultimately win the grand prize of $250,000.  The national casting call for Recipe to Riches begins today with information available at recipetoriches.ca.

In each episode of Recipe to Riches, three home cooks compete in one of seven food categories ranging from appetizers and snacks to entrées and desserts.  A series of challenges determines whether or not the contenders' delicious recipes can be mass-produced and if they have the marketing potential to fly off grocery store shelves.  Each category winner receives $25,000 and their recipe is developed into a President's Choice® product made available at select Loblaw stores across the country just days after the episode airs.  After all category winners are chosen, it's up to Canadian viewers to vote online for the best-of-the-best and ultimately decide who will truly make the journey…from recipe to riches.

"Recipe to Riches had a groundbreaking first season that encouraged viewer engagement like no series before, as recipes went from TV screen to store shelves just days after airing and offered Canadians the rare opportunity to vote online to determine the grand prize winner," says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.  "We're thrilled to work with Temple Street and Loblaw again to bring this captivating series back with a brand new season."

"Recipe to Riches' success marks a significant milestone in Temple Street Productions' original format programming," say David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions.  "We are pleased that we had the full support of a strong broadcast partner in Shaw Media and an equally great sponsor in Loblaw to be able to bring Canadians a program that they felt engaged in from the audition process through to voting for their favourite finalist.  Now we're ready to do it all again!"

Contestants will compete in one of seven culinary categories including:

1. Hors d'oeuvres
2. Cakes, puddings and pies
3. Savoury snacks
4. Entrées
5. Condiments and dips
6. Candies and chocolates
7. Cookies and squares

Interested contestants are encouraged to register for their audition city, date and time at recipetoriches.ca.

Auditions will be held in four cities on the following dates:

  • Halifax: February 11
  • Vancouver: February 18
  • Montreal: February 25
  • Toronto: March 4

Evaluating the auditions in each city will be esteemed Recipe to Riches judges Laura Calder, host of French Food at Home; Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of leading advertising agency Capital C; and Dana McCauley, Culinary Director of Janes Family Foods.

TO SUBMIT A RECIPE AND REGISTER ONLINE: please visit recipetoriches.ca.  To keep tabs on what's new and what Canadians are saying about Recipe to Riches, check out the Recipe to Riches page on Facebook at facebook.com/recipetoriches or follow @RecipetoRiches on Twitter.

Food Network Canada is a Shaw Media network.

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

About Temple Street
Temple Street Productions Inc. is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto, Canada. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects include: Cover Me Canada (CBC), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), Wingin' It (Family Channel), Recipe to Riches (Food Network Canada, Global), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada's Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase) and Darcy's Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information please visit www.templestreetproductions.com, Twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.

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SOURCE Food Network

For further information:

   
Cathy Kurzbock
Publicist, Food Network Canada             
416-966-7501
cathy.kurzbock@shawmedia.ca
Jaclyn Atwood-Powell
Publicity Manager, Lifestyle Channels
416-966-7293
jaclyn.atwood@shawmedia.ca
   
Amber Murphy
Account Executive, Citizen Optimum
416-967-8154
amber.murphy@citizenrelations.com

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