Recipe to Riches

The hit original competitive reality food series Recipe to Riches is back and 21 fresh new faces – and unique recipes – are put to the test of a lifetime.

Food Network Canada and Temple Street Productions today revealed the passionate home cooks giving it their all in the second season of Recipe to Riches which premieres October 17 at 9pm ET/8pm PT on Food Network Canada.

After an exhaustive cross-Canada search for the most delicious home recipes, 21 finalists were chosen among thousands of hopefuls to compete in seven different food categories ranging from Savoury Snacks to Entrées to Cookies and Squares. Continue reading »

Food Network Canada and Temple Street Productions announced today that the powerhouse competitive reality series Recipe to Riches is returning for a second season and diving into a cross-Canada search for the best recipe from a Canadian home cook.  

The original Food Network series offers Canadians with exceptional recipes a once-in-a-lifetime shot at having their recipe developed into a President’s Choice® product and a chance to ultimately win the grand prize of $250,000.  

The national casting call for Recipe to Riches begins today with information available at recipetoriches.ca.

In each episode of Recipe to Riches, three home cooks compete in one of seven food categories ranging from appetizers and snacks to entrées and desserts.  

A series of challenges determines whether or not the contenders’ delicious recipes can be mass-produced and if they have the marketing potential to fly off grocery store shelves.  

Each category winner receives $25,000 and their recipe is developed into a President’s Choice product made available at select Loblaw stores across the country just days after the episode airs.  

After all category winners are chosen, it’s up to Canadian viewers to vote online for the best-of-the-best and ultimately decide who will truly make the journey…from recipe to riches.

“Recipe to Riches had a groundbreaking first season that encouraged viewer engagement like no series before, as recipes went from TV screen to store shelves just days after airing and offered Canadians the rare opportunity to vote online to determine the grand prize winner,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.  “We’re thrilled to work with Temple Street and Loblaw again to bring this captivating series back with a brand new season.”

“Recipe to Riches’ success marks a significant milestone in Temple Street Productions’ original format programming,” say David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions.  “We are pleased that we had the full support of a strong broadcast partner in Shaw Media and an equally great sponsor in Loblaw to be able to bring Canadians a program that they felt engaged in from the audition process through to voting for their favourite finalist.  Now we’re ready to do it all again!”

 

Contestants will compete in one of seven culinary categories including:

 

1.    Hors d’oeuvres

2.    Cakes, puddings and pies

3.    Savoury snacks

4.    Entrées

5.    Condiments and dips

6.    Candies and chocolates

7.    Cookies and squares

 

Interested contestants are encouraged to register for their audition city, date and time at recipetoriches.ca.

 

Auditions will be held in four cities on the following dates:

 

·         Halifax: February 11

·         Vancouver: February 18

·         Montreal: February 25

·         Toronto: March 4 

 

Evaluating the auditions in each city will be esteemed Recipe to Riches judges Laura Calder, host of French Food at Home; Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of leading advertising agency Capital C; and Dana McCauley, Culinary Director of Janes Family Foods. 

TO SUBMIT A RECIPE AND REGISTER ONLINE: please visit recipetoriches.ca.  To keep tabs on what’s new and what Canadians are saying about Recipe to Riches, check out the Recipe to Riches page on Facebook at facebook.com/recipetoriches or follow @RecipetoRiches on Twitter.

Saturday December 17 – 8pm ET/PT *Finale* on Global

After eight weeks and countless tasty dishes, the category winners find out who Canadian viewers have voted for as the person who will go from ‘recipe to riches’ and walk away with the grand prize of $250,000!

Lunenburg-based 82-year-old Glo McNeill’s Luscious Lemon Pudding has earned her the coveted grand prize on Food Network Canada’s newest competitive reality series, Recipe to Riches, as revealed in the emotional season finale that aired Wednesday night.  

Having received the highest number of votes from Canadians, Glo takes home the grand prize of $250,000, the largest cash prize in Canadian reality television history.

“Winning the Recipe to Riches grand prize is truly a dream come true for me and I can’t thank Canadians enough for giving me their vote,” says Glo McNeill, Recipe to Riches winner.  “It’s an honour to have proven that seniors can truly move mountains when given the opportunity.”

Pitted against fellow category winners Jacqui Keseluk (Cakes) of Fall River, Nova Scotia; John Grass (Appetizers) of Riverview, New Brunswick; Melaney Gleeson-Lyall (Savoury Pies) of Burnaby, BC; Rosy Soobrattee (Frozen Treats) of Milton, Ontario; and Robert Luft (Entrees) of Vancouver, BC, Glo and her Luscious Lemon Pudding won the hearts and taste buds of Canadians.  Glo’s winning recipe, along with all other category winners’ recipes, have been developed into President’s Choice® products and are currently available in select Loblaw banner stores across the country.

Canadians voted for their favourite finalist during three days of intense online voting at recipetoriches.ca and chose Glo McNeill to take home the $250,000 grand prize and truly make the journey from recipe to riches.  Hosted by former The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, the competition was 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 of Janes Family Foods.  Making a special appearance as a guest judge was Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited.

Living with her husband in a heritage home in historic Lunenburg, Glo is not only a talented baker but also an avid painter, poet and barbershop singer.  The recipe for her Luscious Lemon Pudding is inspired by her childhood in post-war England and the happy memories that thoughts of her mom’s lemon curd still evoke.

Glo will be available for media interviews on Thursday, December 15th.

Saturday December 3 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Robert Luft’s Pulled Pork, Scott Usheroff’s Braised Lamb Shanks with Orzo and Eva Fong’s Lobster Macaroni and Cheese have made the final cut, but only one recipe creation will make it to the grocery shelves this week.

Food Network Canada’s newest Canadian original competitive reality series Recipe to Riches has narrowed down the cross-country search for the best home cook to six contenders and now it’s time for Canadians to vote for the best of the best.  

Starting December 7th at 12:01am ET until December 9th at 11:59pm ET, Canadians can cast their vote online at recipetoriches.ca. In the much-anticipated December 14th season finale at 9 p.m. ET, viewers will witness who will take home the $250,000 grand prize and truly make the journey … from recipe to riches.     

For those who may have missed episodes of Recipe to Riches, Food Network is airing an exciting marathon recapping all episodes on December 7th from 4pm ET until 11pm ET.    

In each episode of Recipe to Riches, the category winners each received $25,000 for their winning recipes which have been developed into President’s Choice® products available in select Loblaw banner stores across the country.  Last night’s “Entrees” episode winner Robert Luft’s Slow & Low Pulled Pork will be the final winning recipe to hit store shelves this weekend, giving Canadians ample time to sample all six winning products eligible to win when voting opens up on December 7th.

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

·  Glo McNeill, 82, Lunenburg, NS – Luscious Lemon Pudding Cakes (Sweet Puddings and Pies)

·  Jacqui Keseluk, 22, Fall River, NS – Rock n’ Peach Bliss Cheesecake (Cakes)

· John Grass, 49, Riverview, NB – Chicken Grenades (Appetizers)

· Melaney Gleeson-Lyall, 45, Burnaby, BC – Savoury Bannock-Topped Pie (Savoury Pies)

· Rosy Soobrattee, 43, Milton, ON –Kulfi Karma Ice Cream (Frozen Treats)

· Robert Luft, 39, North Vancouver, BC – Slow & Low Pulled Pork (Entrees)

 

Hosted by former The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, the competition was 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 of Janes Family Foods.  Making a special appearance as a weekly guest judge was Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited.  The judges sought out Canada’s most mouth-watering, original, and delicious home recipes, but taste alone wasn’t enough to win a place for their winning recipe on store shelves across the country.  Each week, a series of challenges determined whether or not the contenders’ recipes could be mass produced and if they had the marketing potential to fly off the shelves.

In Wednesday (Nov. 30th) night’s episode of Food Network’s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, investment advisor Robert Luft from Vancouver, BC, was declared the winner of the “Entrees” category. 

As the winner of his category, Robert will receive $25,000 and his Pulled Pork will be a new President’s Choice® product, available in select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the country starting this weekend.  For a list of where President’s Choice® products are sold across Canada, please click here.

Robert’s competition in the “Entrees” category was software trainer Eva Fong (38, Burnaby, BC) with her Lobster Macaroni & Cheese and web designer Scott Usheroff (29, Montreal, QC) with his Braised Lamb Shanks with Orzo.  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 G. 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® product available in select Loblaw banner stores across the country.

Now that 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 7th from 4pm ET until 11pm ET and Canadians can vote online at www.recipetoriches.ca beginning at 12:01am ET on December 7th until 11:59pm ET on December 9th.  During the exciting December 14th finale, viewers will witness who will take home the $250,000 grand prize – the largest cash prize in Canadian reality television history.

Saturday November 26 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Whose frozen treats will be ‘chilling’ on the shelves in stores across Canada this weekend? Recipe contestant hopefuls include Burnaby’s Mark Tagulao’s Teapolitan Ice Cream, Milton resident Rosy Soobrattee’s Creamy Kulfi or Audrey Tannant’s S’mores Frozen Treat.

In Wednesday (Nov. 23rd) night’s episode of Food Network’s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, childcare professional Rosy Soobrattee from Milton, Ontario, was declared the winner of the “Frozen Treats” category. 

As the winner of her category, Rosy will receive $25,000 and her Creamy Kulfi Ice Cream will be a new President’s Choice® product, available in select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the country starting this weekend.

Rosy’s competition in the “Frozen Treats” category was real estate agent Audrey Tannant (33, Vancouver, BC) with her S’mores Frozen Treat and entrepreneur Mark Tagulao (31, Burnaby, BC) with his Teapolitan Ice Cream.  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 G. 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® 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 7th from 4pm ET until 11pm ET and Canadians can vote online at www.recipetoriches.ca beginning at 12:01am ET on December 7th until 11:59pm ET on December 9th.  During the exciting December 14th finale, viewers will witness who will take home the $250,000 grand prize – the largest cash prize in Canadian reality television history.

Saturday November 19 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Find out whose “Sweet or Savoury Snack” will be available in stores across Canada this weekend. The finalists are Sonya Walos’ Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie, Natasha Langevin’s S’mores Treats and Donna Feir featuring her Pancake Breakfast Cookie.