Recap: Recipe to Riches episode six

In Wednesday’s night’s 9pm ET/8pm PT episode of Food Network’s Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches season two, Don Harquail from Burnaby, BC, was declared the winner of the Candies and Chocolates category.

As the winner of his category, Don will receive $25,000 and his Golden Toffee Nut Gems will be a new President’s Choice brand product  available in select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the country starting this weekend.

Don’s competition in the Candies and Chocolates category was Robert Armatta (Montreal, QC) with his Dark Chocolate Treats and Lucie Dion (Mont-Joli, QC) with her Sucre à la Crème. The three finalists competed in a series of challenges that evaluated their recipes’ taste, quality, commercial viability and the entrepreneurial prowess of a potential product launch.
Hosted by former The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, the competition is judged by a panel of experts including Laura Calder, host of French Food at Home; Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of leading advertising agency Capital C; and Dana McCauley, Culinary Director at Janes Family Foods. Making a special appearance as a weekly guest judge is Galen Weston, Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited.

The winners of each category will receive a $25,000 cash prize and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for their recipe to be developed into a President’s Choice brand product available in select Loblaw banner stores across the country. Each week, Canadians will have the chance to sample category winners’ products in-store.

After all category winners have been determined, it’s up to Canadian viewers to vote for the best of the best. Food Network will air a marathon recapping all seven episodes on December 5th, and voting will open on at 12:01 p.m. ET on December 5 and close at 4:59 p.m. ET on December 7th. During the exciting December 12th finale, viewers will witness who will take home the $250,000 grand prize – the largest cash prize in Canadian reality television history.

In next week’s episode of Recipe to Riches, Kayode Atobatele (Hamilton, ON), Cathy Ferguson (Gloucester, ON) and Courtney O’Leary (Toronto, ON) compete to find out whose Condiments and Dips product will be available in stores across Canada next weekend. Click here to see a preview for next week’s episode.

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