Seven home cooks compete in the season finale of Recipe to Riches

After seven weeks of intense competition, unexpected challenges and emotional outcomes, Food Network Canada is calling on Canadians to take their places on the Recipe to Riches judging panel.

With just seven hometown culinary heroes left standing on this season of the hit competitive reality food series, the time has come to vote for the best of the best. Starting December 5th at 12:01pm ET until December 7th at 4:59pm ET, Canadians can cast their votes online at

Then on December 12th, viewers can tune in to the season finale at 9pm ET/8pm PT to see who will take home the $250,000 grand prize and the recognition of being Canada’s best home cook.

Food Network will air an exciting marathon recapping all episodes on December 5th from 3pm ET/12pm PT until 10pm ET/7pm PT to give viewers the chance to catch up on missed episodes before the big finale.

In each episode of Recipe to Riches, hosted by Jesse Palmer (The Bachelor), three home cooks are put to the test in front of judges Laura Calder (French Food at Home), Tony Chapman (Capital C) and Dana McCauley (Janes Family Foods), along with weekly guest judge Galen G. Weston (Loblaw Companies Limited). Following a series of product and marketing-related challenges, one competitor prevails as the winner of the category, taking home $25,000 and having their recipe developed into a President’s Choice product.

Last night’s “Condiments and Dips” episode winner Cathy Ferguson’s Montreal Deli Dip will be the final winning recipe to hit store shelves this weekend, joining this season’s six other winning recipes in select Loblaw banner stores across the country.


The seven category winners eligible for the grand prize vote are:

· Jason Keary, Nerepis, NB – Honey Cheese Pastries (Cakes, Puddings and Pies)

· Stephen Childs, Victoria, BC – Chipotle Chili Bites (Savoury Snacks)

· Tracey Rigden, Etobicoke, ON – Dulce de Leche Brownies (Cookies and Squares)

· Jackie Koh, Vancouver, BC – Smoky Korean Meatballs (Hors d’Oeuvres)

· Rick Matharu, Brampton, ON – Butter Chicken Lasagna (Entrées)

· Don Harquail, Burnaby, BC – Golden Toffee Nut Gems (Candies and Chocolates)

· Cathy Ferguson, Gloucester, ON – Montreal Deli Dip (Condiments and Dips)


The much-anticipated Recipe to Riches season finale will air December 12th at 9pm ET/8pm PT on Food Network Canada and repeat Saturday, December 15th at 7pm ET/PT on Global TV. Recipe to Riches is produced by Temple Street Productions.

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