Who Will Make the Cut as Canada's Next Top Chef?

Season Three of Food Network Canada's Smash Hit Series Comes to an Exciting Conclusion on June 10

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TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Food Network Canada's top-rated series will soon bring its third season to a close by crowning Canada's next Top Chef in the highest-stakes competition yet. Just three competitors are left standing in hopes of taking home the grand prize of $100,000 sponsored by SpongeTowels® paper towels, a GE Monogram kitchen worth $30,000, a custom installation by Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces worth $25,000 and the coveted title of Canada's Top Chef. The season finale of Top Chef Canada airs Monday, June 10th at 9pm ET/10 pm PT on Food Network Canada.

Toronto's Jonathan Goodyear (Royal Canadian Yacht Club), Montreal's Danny Smiles (Le Bremner) and Vancouver's Matthew Stowe (Cactus Club) will go head to head in the final episode, digging deep into their culinary arsenals and pulling out all stops to impress the judges with their best offerings yet. Throughout the course of the season, the three finalists triumphed in many challenges and will walk away with a collective five Quickfire wins, ten Elimination Challenge wins, and over $49,000 in combined cash and prizes.

Top Chef Canada will pay its first visit to Calgary in the season three finale, where the final three competitors will battle it out in front of guest judge and local Calgarian Connie DeSousa, who was a finalist on season one of Top Chef Canada. JUNO Award winning Singer/Songwriter and proud Calgarian Jann Arden and Rush Restaurant owner Lance Hurtubise, President of the Vintage Group, will join as guest tasters in the final challenge.

Catch the exciting season finale of Top Chef Canada on Monday, June 10th at 9pm ET/10pm PT on Food Network Canada, with an encore presentation Tuesday, June 11th at 3pm ET/12pm PT. A national casting call for the fourth season of Top Chef Canada is underway, with applications available at www.topchefcanada.ca. The deadline for submitting applications is June 11, 2013.

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Insight Production Company Ltd., headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for outstanding quality as the recipient of numerous International awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Recent hits include original formats Battle of the Blades and Canada Sings along with Big Brother Canada, Canada's Got Talent, Intervention Canada, The JUNO Awards, Never Ever Do This at Home and currently in production on The Amazing Race Canada. For more information visit www.insighttv.com.

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