21 Competing Home Cooks and Their Original Recipes Revealed
New Season Premieres October 17 at 9pm ET/8pm PT on Food Network Canada
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TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The hit original competitive reality
food series Recipe to Riches is back and 21 fresh new faces - and unique recipes - are put to the
test of a lifetime. Food Network Canada and Temple Street Productions
today revealed the passionate home cooks giving it their all in the
second season of Recipe to Riches which premieres October 17 at 9pm ET/8pm PT on Food Network Canada. After an exhaustive cross-Canada search for the most delicious home
recipes, 21 finalists were chosen among thousands of hopefuls to
compete in seven different food categories ranging from Savoury Snacks
to Entrées to Cookies and Squares. Each category winner will receive a
$25,000 cash prize and earn the prestige of having their recipe
developed into a President's Choice® product - Canada's number one brand* - made available in select Loblaw
banner stores across the country just days after their episode airs.
After all category winners have been determined, viewers will have the
opportunity to vote online for the best of the best and, during the
exciting finale, witness who will take home the $250,000 grand prize.
"The inaugural season of Recipe to Riches was a major first in Canadian broadcasting that we are incredibly proud
of, opening up the competition to everyday Canadians across the country
while simultaneously empowering them to try the products and ultimately
choose the grand prize winner," says Barb Williams, Senior Vice
President of Content, Shaw Media. "In this new season, passionate home
cooks from coast to coast battle it out for the chance of a lifetime.
It's sure to create yet another big splash."
The 21 chosen finalists by category and episode order are:
Episode 1: Cakes, Puddings and Pies (Oct. 17)
Episode 2: Savoury Snacks (Oct. 24)
Episode 3: Cookies and Squares (Oct. 31)
Episode 4: Hors d'Oeuvres (Nov. 7)
Episode 5: Entrées (Nov. 14)
Episode 6: Candies and Chocolates (Nov. 21)
Episode 7: Condiments and Dips (Nov. 28)
Returning as host of Recipe to Riches is sports analyst and former The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, who is joined by the esteemed panel of returning
judges including 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. Executive
Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited Galen G. Weston returns as a
weekly guest judge. The judges are looking for Canada's most original
and delicious home recipes, but taste alone won't cut it. Each week, a
series of challenges will determine whether or not the finalists'
recipes can be mass produced and if they have the marketing potential
to fly off the shelves.
"Recipe to Riches raised the bar for competitive reality food series by encouraging an
extended dialogue between the series' competitors and audiences across
multiple platforms," say David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg,
Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions. "This new season will put
Canadian viewers right back in the action with a new batch of home
cooks that we are sure will delight viewers everywhere!"
For images and biographies of the 21 finalists, please visit recipetoriches.ca. Recipe to Riches will premiere October 17, 2012 at 9pm ET/8pm PT on Food Network Canada and repeat Saturdays at 8pm ET/PT on Global.
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About Shaw Communications Inc.
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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 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food
Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and
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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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