A Bare Bones Elimination Challenge Ends Another Home Cook's Dreams On CTV's MASTERCHEF CANADA

Edmonton, Alta.'s Miranda Wasstrom leaves the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen despite a huge advantage during the Elimination Challenge –

– On the next episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, the final four home cooks must create an elegant family dinner at a beautiful Ontario apple orchard, Thursday, May 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV –

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TORONTO, May 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Following a five-ingredient Elimination Challenge, MASTERCHEF CANADA judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile revealed that Miranda Wasstrom, a corporate safety administrator from Edmonton, Alta. would be the next home cook eliminated from the competition in this week's episode. With four home cooks now remaining, MASTERCHEF CANADA returns next week on Thursday, May 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO where the final four home cooks travel to a Ontario apple orchard for their next challenge..

On this week's episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, the home cooks received a master class in salmon from the judges. Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile each demonstrated their favourite cooking techniques – glazed, encrusted, and poached. After breaking down a beautiful, whole B.C. salmon, the Top 5 were given 45 minutes to create their own unique dish featuring one of the three techniques. At the end of the challenge, Barrie, Trevor, and Miranda were the three home cooks called up to present their dishes for tasting. The judges ultimately chose Miranda's surprisingly sophisticated and refined chili honey rhubarb glazed salmon.

In the Elimination Challenge that followed, the home cooks were tasked with creating a restaurant-quality dish using only five ingredients. As an advantage for having the winning salmon dish, the judges announced that Miranda would get to switch everyone's baskets and decide which ingredients they would have to work with. After an intense 45 minutes, and despite her advantage at the start of the Elimination Challenge, Miranda's plated raw flank steak fell short and the judges sent her home from the competition.   

In the next all-new episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, "Harvest Family Dinner" (Thursday, May 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), the final four home cooks are greeted with a surprise at a beautiful Ontario orchard. After being divided into two teams, they must create an elegant family dinner that showcases the autumn harvest and also displays how much they've grown during the competition. Back in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen, the two members of the losing team face a difficult dessert Pressure Test.

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

MASTERCHEF CANADA airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV GO, and on demand the following day. Episodes encore Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on Gusto.

Fans are invited to visit CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada throughout the season for exclusive content, including background on the home cooks and the MASTERCHEF CANADA judges, as well as interviews, recipes, and more.

Seasons 2 and 3 of MASTERCHEF CANADA are currently streaming on CraveTV™, and in encore broadcasts on Gusto.

The MASTERCHEF format and finished programmes are represented internationally by Endemol Shine Group, and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam.

MASTERCHEF CANADA is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. Proper's Vice-President and Creative Director Cathie James is the show runner and executive producer; Marike Emery is the Series Producer; President of Proper Television, Guy O'Sullivan, is the executive producer. For Bell Media, Danielle Pearson is Manager, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Robin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming; Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.


Michael Bonacini – @MichaelBonacini
Alvin Leung@TheDemonChef
Claudio Aprile@ClaudioAprile
Barrie McConachie@dateplates
Mai Nguyen@Maicaroon
Thea VanHerwaarden@Thea_van1
Trevor Connie@ConnieTrevor


Claudio Aprile@claudioaprile1
Barrie McConachie - @dateplates
Mai Nguyen - @Maicaroon
Thea VanHerwaarden - @theavan
Trevor Connie - @TrevorConnie

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