Chopped Canada will be returning for a third season on Food Network Canada, and will include a special five-episode Chopped Canada teen tournament in which 16 teenage chefs will battle it out for a $20,000 grand prize.
Since its debut in January 2014, the show has been a homegrown hit, with the series premiere breaking ratings records to become Food Network Canada’s most-watched premiere in the network’s history.
“Canada has an appetite for more Chopped Canada and we’re thrilled to be working with Paperny Entertainment on a third season of this hugely successful franchise,”; said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media, in the announcement. “The return of the series promises to up the ante with new additions including the teen tournament, which we know will keep viewers of all ages on the edge of their seats and hungry for more.”
Added Cal Shumiatcher of Paperny Entertainment, which produces the show: “We are elated with the success of the past two seasons of Chopped Canada and are excited to work with Food Network Canada on a third installment of the series. We have new tricks up our sleeve and we are excited for viewers to experience it all.”;
In each episode, four chefs much race against the clock as they take on a culinary challenge with a $10,000 prize awaiting the winner, with the chefs using their skill and creativity to transform a basket of mystery ingredients into a delectable three-course meal in order to impress a rotating panel of expert judges. Each course sees one of the chefs “chopped”; until only the winner remains.
Think you’ve got what it takes to survive the heat in the Chopped Canada kitchen? A national casting call is now open, and both professional chefs and aspiring teen chefs are invited to apply at choppedcanadacasting.ca; the submission deadline is Mar. 30, 2015 at 12 a.m. ET.
The second season of Chopped Canada is currently underway, airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada.
For competitor biographies, behind-the-scenes extras and to watch full episodes online after they’ve aired, visit the Chopped Canada website.