Casting Details Announced as Production Begins on Food Network Canada's Original New Series Chef In Your Ear

Second City Theatricals Funnyman Greg Komorowski Named Host

Culinary Heavyweights Jordan Andino, Devin Connell, Craig Harding, Rob Rossi and Cory Vitiello Join Series as Chef Competitors

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TORONTO, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Food Network Canada and HLP+Partners announced today that production has begun in Toronto on the Canadian original series Chef In Your Ear. Canadian culinary powerhouses Jordan Andino (Harlow Sag Harbor), Devin Connell (Delica Kitchen), Craig Harding (Campagnolo), Rob Rossi (Bestellen) and Cory Vitiello (The Harbord Room) have been cast as the chefs with comedian Greg Komorowski hosting the 26-episode, 30-minute competition series. In each episode, two of the country's hottest chefs will go head-to-head to see who can create the best restaurant quality dish without ever stepping foot into the kitchen. The chefs are putting their kitchen and coaching skills to the ultimate test as two kitchen rookies are tasked with cooking dishes under the guidance of each chef via earpiece.

"Chef In Your Ear is a brand new format for Canadians to sink their teeth into," said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. "With a dynamic homegrown ensemble cast, non-stop thrills and a never-done-before twist, experienced chefs are trading in their knives for an earpiece! Our fans are going to eat it right up."

"We are so excited to bring this incredibly innovative new format to life," said Lee Herberman, President, HLP+Partners. "With a stellar cast at the helm, Chef In Your Ear will have viewers along for a thrilling ride fuelled by high-octane energy, fierce competition, delicious new recipes and educational moments along the way."

In Chef In Your Ear, two of the country's hottest chefs swap their tools for an earpiece as they go head-to-head to see who can create the best restaurant quality dish without ever stepping foot into the kitchen. The catch? Two absolute kitchen rookies, with a long list of culinary disasters, will be doing all the cooking for them. Tensions run high as all participants are taken out of their comfort zones. With reputations on the line in this edge-of-your-seat culinary series, the winning chef decides the loser's fate and the loser must oblige.

Chef In Your Ear is an original concept 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 Producer is Daniel Gelfant. Co-Series Producer is LeAnne Armano. Supervising Producer is Angela Donald. Executive Producers are Henry Less, Lee Herberman and Daniel Gelfant. International Distributor is The Format People.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter: #ChefInYourEar; @ChefInYourEar; @FoodNetworkCA; Jordan Andino: @Fork_Knife; Craig Harding: @Campagnolo; Rob Rossi: @ChefRobRossi; Cory Vitello: @ChefCoryV; Greg Komorowski: @GregKomo
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Food Network Canada is a Shaw Media Network.

About Shaw Communications
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company. Shaw serves 3.2 million consumers and businesses through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw provides consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video services. Shaw Business provides businesses with Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services, and ViaWest provides collocation, cloud and managed services. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks, including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® 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 HLP+Partners
HLP 
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: Ginger Bertrand, Unit Publicist, Chef In Your Ear, 647.993.4464, ginger@gabcommunications.ca; Anne Vranic, Senior Publicist, Shaw Media, 416-934-6999, anne.vranic@shawmedia.ca

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