Top Chef Canada renewed for third season

Shaw Media is thrilled to announce today the renewal of its number one Food Network Canada series, Top Chef Canada.  

Since the launch of season one in April, 2011, the Canadian adaptation of the international smash hit has consistently been Food Network’s top ranked series.

 A national casting call for Canada’s next Top Chef has begun, with applications available at www.topchefcanada.ca. The deadline for submitting applications is June 19, 2012. 

The country’s best and brightest up-and-coming culinary stars, aged 19 years and older, are encouraged to visit www.topchefcanada.ca to download the application form.  In addition to the online form, applicants must create a short video of themselves in action, showing off their cooking ability and on-camera personality. Casting is currently open and runs until June 19, 2012.

Staying true to the original show format, Top Chef Canada challenges competitors’ culinary skills to see who can cut it as Canada’s Top Chef, taking home the grand prize including $100,000.  The intensity builds each week as the competitors vie for their shot at stardom and avoid elimination.  Shaw Media will continue to work with Canadian production powerhouse, Insight Productions, for the third season, which will premiere in 2013 exclusively on Food Network Canada. 

For those who may need to catch up on the current season of Top Chef Canada, tune in on May 21st to a Victoria Day Top Chef Canada Marathon of the first 10 episodes back-to-back starting at 12pm ET followed by the premiere of episode 11 at 10pm ET/PT.  Viewers can continue watching the second season of Top Chef Canada on Food Network Canada Mondays at 10 pm ET PT.  Canada’s second Top Chef will be crowned in the special 90-minute season finale airing Monday, June 4th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada.

Source:  BBM Canada PPM, 8/27/09 to present

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