TORONTO, March 14, 2018 /CNW/ - CTV unveiled today the Top 21 MASTERCHEF CANADA finalists competing for a chance to capture the life-changing title of Canada's next MasterChef. In a MASTERCHEF CANADA first, this season the esteemed judges pay a surprise personal visit to 21 of the best home cooks across the country, who in turn set off to the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen in Toronto to prepare a dish for the judges. The networks hit series fires up Season 5 on Tuesday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. MT on CTV and CTV GO.
Distinguished Canadian judges Michael Bonacini (O&B restaurant empire), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation in Hong Kong), and Claudio Aprile (Copetin Restaurant & Bar) mark their joyous return to the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen anticipating tastes of the tantalizing dishes prepared by the Top 21. The home cooks set out to wow the judges in a chance to prove they have the culinary chops to earn a coveted white apron, and a chance to compete for the MASTERCHEF CANADA title and $100,000 cash prize.
"Last spring, MASTERCHEF CANADA was the most-watched Canadian program with total viewers and all key demos, and performed as a Top 5 program with millennials," said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. "Pairing MASTERCHEF CANADA alongside new mid-season additions ROSEANNE, LIVING BIBLICALLY, and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER is the recipe for a fun-filled evening of TV for the whole family."
- Download photos, bios, and episode synopses for MASTERCHEF CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca
- Interview opportunities with the MASTERCHEF CANADA judges and the Top 21 finalists are available upon request
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