Highly Anticipated Chopped Canada to Debut Thursday, January 2 at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada
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TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - It's chop or be chopped in the brand new,
high-stakes, food competition series Chopped Canada. Food Network Canada and Paperny Entertainment today revealed the list of 52 Canadian competitors who will cook-off in
the first half of Chopped Canada's inaugural season. Premiering on Thursday, January 2 at 10pm ET/PT, Chopped Canada is hosted by Toronto-native Dean McDermott (Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off season two winner) and features a rotating panel of all-star judges
including Lynn Crawford (Pitchin' In), Chuck Hughes (Chuck's Day Off), Michael Smith (Chef Michael's Kitchen), Susur Lee (Top Chef Masters), Roger Mooking (Heat Seekers), Vikram Vij (Top Chef Canada seasons 1 and 2), John Higgins (George Brown College), and Anne Yarymowich (formerly FRANK Restaurant).
Chopped Canada is the first Canadian edition of the hugely popular Food Network U.S.
series Chopped. After an extensive cross-Canada search, the brand new edition shines a
spotlight on this country's wealth of culinary talent from Ontario,
British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Newfoundland and North West
Territories. For a full list of competitors, including biographical
information, please visit choppedcanada.ca.
"Over the last few years Canadians have devoured the nail-biting
competition in Chopped and it's a thrill to introduce our own adrenaline-pumping edition,"
said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. "With the highly entertaining Dean McDermott at the helm and some of
the country's most respected chefs presiding over the judges table, the
all-Canadian cast of contenders are in for the competition of their
"We're incredibly proud of the production team and the talent who have
come together to create Chopped Canada. It's the kind of series that has viewers on the edge of their seats
and coming back for more week after week!" says Cal Shumiatcher, Partner, Paperny Entertainment.
Each episode in this cut-throat series pits four chefs against the clock
- and each other - for a chance to win $10,000. Cooking off in
head-to-head challenges before the panel of expert judges, the
competitors put their skill and ingenuity to the test in an attempt to
turn a basket of mystery ingredients into an extraordinary three-course
meal within a limited amount of time. Course by course, the judges chop
the chefs from the competition until only one remains.
This season's competitors will face off in the Chopped Canada kitchen outfitted by KitchenAid®, the official appliance sponsor of Chopped Canada. Chopped Canada premieres January 2, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT exclusively on Food Network Canada. For behind-the-scenes extras, episode recaps and to watch full
episodes online after they've aired, visit choppedcanada.ca.
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About Paperny Entertainment
Paperny Entertainment Inc. is an independent Vancouver and New York
City-based production company run by partners David Paperny, Audrey
Mehler, and Cal Shumiatcher. It has garnered worldwide acclaim for its
provocative, innovative, and entertaining television programming. From
groundbreaking documentaries to reality television series to lifestyle
programming, Paperny Entertainment excels in capturing the essence of
human stories. For a full roster of productions or more information,
please visit www.papernyentertainment.com.
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