– This season's home cooks include a biomedical engineer, firefighter, financial advisor and rowing coach, real estate agent, tech support manager, and a tile setter assistant –
– New episodes air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. MT on CTV and CTV GO –
– One home cook will win a $100,000 cash prize and the title of the next Canadian MasterChef –
– Presented by Miele, digital companion series MASTERCHEF CANADA: REDEMPTION returns exclusively on CTV.ca –
– This season, MASTERCHEF CANADA turns up the heat with episodes welcoming the cast of Comedy's CORNER GAS ANIMATED, Order of Canada recipients, Habitat for Humanity, and more –
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TORONTO, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Season 5 of MASTERCHEF CANADA is coming in hot as the Top 12 was revealed tonight during the series premiere on CTV. In a series first, MASTERCHEF CANADA returned with esteemed judges Michael Bonacini, Claudio Aprile, and Alvin Leung paying a surprise personal visit to 21 of the best home cooks across the country. In tonight's episode, the Top 21 home cooks came to Toronto to cook for judges with the best 12 earning white aprons, along with the chance to compete for $100,000 and the life-changing title of MASTERCHEF CANADA.
This season's Top 12, which includes an account executive, facilities coordinator, mathematician, small business owner, software sales, and a stay-at-home mom, will compete in a series of Mystery Box Challenges, Team Challenges, Pressure Tests, and Elimination Challenges. Each week, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET / 8 MT on CTV and CTV GO, at least one home cook will be eliminated until only two are left to battle it out to in the MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 5 finale.
The Season 5 Top 12 home cooks are:
- Reem Ahmed, Biomedical Engineer from Toronto, Ont.
- Eugene Cheng, Financial Advisor and Rowing Coach from Vancouver, B.C.
- Kaegan Donnelly, Software Sales from Vancouver, B.C.
- Michael Griffiths, Mathematician from Richmond Hill, Ont.
- Andy Hay, Small Business Owner from Dartmouth, N.S.
- Jen Jenkins, Stay-at-Home Mom from Dawson Creek, B.C.
- Marissa Leon-John, Tech Support Manager from Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qué.
- Jonathan Rahim, Real Estate Agent from Winnipeg, Man.
- Nadia Rehman, Account Executive from Markham, Ont.
- Melissa Skowron, Facilities Coordinator from Calgary, Alta.
- Beccy Stables, Tile Setter Assistant from Sherwood Park, Alta.
- Michael Varga, Firefighter from Vancouver, B.C.
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