All Eyes and Ears on Food Network Canada This Fall for World Premiere of New, Canadian Original Series Chef in Your Ear

Brand New Series Premieres August 31 at 10pm ET/PT

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TORONTO, July 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Listen up! This Fall on Food Network Canada, culinary masters are pairing with clueless cooks to see who can create the best restaurant quality dishes in the new original Canadian series Chef in Your Ear, premiering August 31 at 10pm ET/PT

"Shaw Media is proud to bring this original series, with a new, unprecedented competition format to Food Network Canada," said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. "Chef in Your Ear serves up some delicious fun as professional chefs and kitchen rookies are taken out of their comfort zones. We know our viewers love this kind of high stakes, high energy competition."

In this thrilling culinary competition, two of the country's hottest chefs face off to see who can get a completely clueless cook to create the best restaurant quality dish in only one hour. The catch? The chefs never step foot in the kitchen. Isolated in a remote booth, each chef watches their cook on a monitor, guiding them step-by-step through an earpiece. The final plates are judged and the winning chef determines the losing chef's punishment. It's ego against ego and dish against dish in Chef In Your Ear!

The series is hosted by Second City funnyman Greg Komorowski and features Canadian chefs Jordan Andino (Harlow Sag Harbor, Kourtney & Khloé Take The Hamptons), Devin Connell (Delica Kitchen), Craig Harding (Campagnolo), Rob Rossi (Bestellen, Top Chef Canada Season 1), and Cory Vitiello (The Harbord Room, THR & Co. and Flock).

"The transformation that each wannabe cook goes through, with the help of our esteemed chefs, is an amazing experience to watch," said Greg Komorowski, host of Chef in Your Ear. "I wish I could say that it was the most gratifying part of my job but really, getting to eat the final product was!"

Episode 1 "The Big Bang"
August 31 at 10pm ET/PT
It's time for Chef Cory to face the music with Rosemary, a classical violinist who screams her way through stress.  Chef Rob must dig deep to get Nick, a toymaker and child at heart, not to think of the kitchen as his new playground.

Episode 2 "When Pigs Fly"
September 7 at 10pm ET/PT
Hearts pound and mallets fly as Chefs Devin and Craig try to create their takes on a traditional European pork dish.  Chef Devin must manage an IT consultant who once left chicken fingers in his oven for two weeks, while Chef Craig trains a world class athlete whose friends and family can't eat her cooking.

Chef in Your Ear is a 13-episode, 60-minute competition series. Chef In Your Ear is an original format conceived by Justin Scroggie, developed by Ricardo Larrivee, Justin Scroggie, Daniel Gelfant, Henry Less, Lee Herberman, and Food Network Canada. The series is produced by HLP+Partners in association with Food Network Canada. Series Producers are Daniel Gelfant and LeAnne Armano. Supervising Producer is Angela Donald. Executive Producers are Henry Less, Lee Herberman and Daniel Gelfant. International Distributor is The Format People.

This Fall, Food Network Canada is all you can eat! From September 1 – 30, Food Network Canada will be available on a National Free Preview. Check local listings for details.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter: #ChefInYourEar; @FoodNetworkCA; Jordan Andino: @Fork_Knife; Devin Connell: @DelicaKitchen; Craig Harding: @Campagnolo; Rob Rossi: @ChefRobRossi; Cory Vitello: @ChefCoryV; Greg Komorowski: @GregKomo
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About HLP+Partners
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is an innovative producer of entertaining, uniquely creative and emotionally engaging content, established in 1984 by renowned cinematographer Henry Less and his partner Sissy Federer. With roots in award-winning documentary, food, scripted comedy and factual entertainment, HLP has branched out successfully into large-scale competition format, reality and feature film content for worldwide audiences.

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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Christine Achampong, Publicist, Food Network Canada, 416 934 6954, christine.achampong@shawmedia.ca; Ginger Bertrand, Unit Publicist, Chef in Your Ear, 647 993 4464, ginger@gabcommunications.ca

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