A Tag Team Mishap Ends with Jennifer Innis of Vernon, B.C. Being Sent Home from CTV's MASTERCHEF CANADA

– The home cooks face their most difficult team challenge, the Restaurant Takeover, when they cook at Oliver & Bonacini's Canoe restaurant in the next episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA on Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. CT) –

TORONTO, April 26, 2015 /CNW/ - A tag team challenge involving the creation of a traditional English tea tray on tonight's MASTERCHEF CANADA saw perpetual underdog Jennifer Innis (@JenniferInnis) from Vernon, B.C. eliminated by judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. Jennifer was paired with David Jorge for the challenge, and despite getting off to a strong start the team ended up as the bottom two, and ultimately Jennifer was sent home. In the next episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA airing Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. CT) on CTV and CTV GO, the Top 6 home cooks confront their most difficult team challenge, the Restaurant Takeover, when they cook at Oliver & Bonacini's Canoe restaurant.

In tonight's episode, the remaining seven home cooks were asked to tackle their next Mystery Box Challenge alongside a special guest chef – judge Claudio Aprile. Provided with lamb, goat's cheese, various fruits and vegetables, couscous, and pistachios, the home cooks were in awe of Claudio's speed and precision, as well as the resulting delicious dish. For the home cooks, after the judges' tasting it was revealed that Sabrina Poirier had won her first Mystery Box Challenge, besting two-time winner David Jorge.

In the MASTERCHEF CANADA pantry, the judges unveiled the Elimination Challenge dish – a three-tier traditional English afternoon tea tray. In addition to being safe from elimination, Sabrina was given another advantage: the home cooks would have to work together in pairs in a Tag Team challenge and she would be choosing the teams. Sabrina strategically chose the home cooks who would have the most difficulty working together: David and Jennifer, Cody Karey and Line Pelletier, and Christopher Siu and Michael Motamedi.

Although Cody and Line initially clashed, they quickly found a rhythm after some difficult compromises. Meanwhile, David and Jennifer fell behind despite Jennifer's baking experience, putting the pressure on David to pick up the slack. After preparing perfect profiteroles, balanced raspberry tarts, and textbook coronation sandwiches, Cody and Line won the Elimination Challenge and were named Team Captains for the next Team Challenge. David and Jennifer's delicious tarts with perfect pastry cream were not enough to save them from the bottom two, as judge Claudio discovered incomplete, empty profiteroles. In the end the judges made the difficult decision to send Jennifer home.

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In the next new episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA (Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m./8 p.m. CT), the Top 6 home cooks confront their most difficult team challenge: the Restaurant Takeover. The pressure is raised considerably when the teams learn that the professional kitchen they're taking over is one of the finest in the country, and belongs to MASTERCHEF CANADA judge Michael Bonacini – Oliver & Bonacini's Canoe. The losing team then faces a Pressure Test featuring a familiar comfort food that is deceptively difficult to master.

The home cooks vying for the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA and the $100,000 cash prize are:

  1. Christopher Siu, a Pharmacy Student from Markham, Ont.
  2. Cody Karey, a Recording Artist from Vancouver, B.C.
  3. David Jorge, a Concrete Contractor from Surrey, B.C.
  4. Line Pelletier, a Canadian Military Veteran and Computer Specialist from Moncton, N.B.
  5. Michael Motamedi, an Entrepreneur from Toronto, Ont.
  6. Sabrina Poirier, an Office Manager from Montréal, Que.

MASTERCHEF CANADA also streams on demand on CTV GO and CTV.ca, and episodes encore following their broadcast premieres Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on M3, Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

Viewers can watch Jennifer live on CANADA AM (Weekdays at 6 a.m. ET), CP24 BREAKFAST (Weekdays 5:30 a.m. ET), and CTV MORNING LIVE ATLANTIC (Weekdays at 7 a.m. AT on CTV Two Atlantic) on Monday, April 27 as she discusses her time on MASTERCHEF CANADA. She will also perform a live cooking demonstration on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (Weekdays 10 a.m. ET).

The MASTERCHEF format is represented internationally by Shine International, the sales and distribution arm of Shine Group, and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam.

MASTERCHEF CANADA is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. President of Proper Television, Guy O'Sullivan is executive producer, along with Proper's Vice-President and Creative Director, Cathie James. Shine America's Paula Warwick is Creative Consultant. For Bell Media, Tina Apostolopoulos is Production Executive, Factual and Reality, Independent Production. Robin Johnston is Director, Factual and Reality, Independent Production. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.

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#MasterChefCanada
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Michael Bonacini – @MichaelBonacini
Alvin Leung@TheDemonChef
Claudio Aprile@ClaudioAprile
Christopher Siu@Baker_Siu
Cody Karey@codykarey
David Jorge@concrete_cook
Line Pelletier@TheSaucyLine
Michael Motamedi@MichaelBaffi
Sabrina Poirier@Sabrinapmtl

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Claudio Aprile – claudioaprile1
Christopher Siu – baker_siu
Cody Karey – codykarey
David Jorge – concrete_cook
Line Pelletier – TheSaucyLine
Michael Motamedi – MichaelBaffi 
Sabrina Poirier – Sabrinapmtl

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For further information: Tanya Koivusalo, CTV Networks, 416.384.2664 or tanya.koivusalo@bellmedia.ca; Christy Sullivan, CTV Networks, 416.384.3624 or christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca


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