Recipe to Riches

In Wednesday (Nov. 16th) night’s episode of Food Network’s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, bar manager Sonya Walos from Whistler, British Columbia, was declared the winner of the “Sweet and Savoury Snacks” category. 

As the winner of her category, Sonya will receive $25,000 and her Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie will be a new President’s Choice® product, available in select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the country starting this weekend.

Sonya’s competition in the “Sweet and Savoury Snacks” category was PhD student Donna Feir (27, Vancouver, BC) with her Pancake Breakfast Cookie and stay-at-home mom Natasha Langevin (42, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC) with her S’mores Treats.  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 12 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

A reggae musician from Brampton, a charity administrator from Burnaby, BC and an entertainer from Toronto, compete to find out whose “Savoury Pie” will be available in stores across Canada this weekend.

In Wednesday (Nov. 9th) night’s episode of Food Network’s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, charity administrator Melaney Gleeson-Lyall from Burnaby, British Columbia, was declared the winner of the “Savoury Pies” category. 

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

Melaney’s competition in the “Savoury Pies” category was children’s entertainer Tikka Smiley (37, Toronto, ON) with her Vegan Pot Pie and truck driver and reggae musician Wayne Reid (45, Brampton, ON) with his Salt Fish & Ackee Pie.  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 5 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

A matchmaker from Woodbridge, Ontario, an actress from Montreal, Quebec, and a retirement-home owner from Riverview, New Brunswick compete to find out whose “Appetizer” will be available in stores across Canada this weekend.

In Wednesday (Nov. 2nd) night’s episode of Food Network’s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, retirement home owner John Grass from Riverview, New Brunswick, was declared the winner of the “Appetizers” category. 

As the winner of his category, John will receive $25,000 and his Grilled Chicken Skewers will be a new President’s Choice® product, available in select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the country starting this weekend.

John’s competition in the “Appetizers” category was actress Sara Bradeen (41, Montreal, QC) with her Mini Tourtières and matchmaker Diana Petrini (35, Woodbridge, ON) with her Stuffed Olives.  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.

In Wednesday (Oct. 26) night’s episode of Food Network’s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, rock n’ roll-loving pastry chef Jacqui Keseluk from Fall River, Nova Scotia, was declared the winner of the “Cakes” category. 

As the winner of her category, Jacqui will receive $25,000 and her Multi-Layered Peach Cake will be a new President’s Choice® product, available in select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the country starting this weekend.

Jacqui’s competition in the “Cakes” category was flight attendant Melissa Lam (38, Calgary, AB) with her Banana Chocolate Cake and stay-at-home mom Crystal Peach (33, Kentville, NS) with her Orange Chocolate Silk Cake.  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, October 22 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

*New Original Series*

This reality series hosted by Jesse Palmer (The Bachelor) has everyday Canadians with extraordinary recipes battling for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their recipe chosen as the next President’s Choice product. The winner will also receive the grand prize of $250,000.

In Wednesday night’s much anticipated premiere episode of Food Network’s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, 82-year old Glo McNeill from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, was declared the winner of the Sweet Puddings and Pies category. 

As the winner of her category, Glo will receive $25,000 and her Luscious Lemon Pudding will be a new President’s Choice® branded 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.

Glo’s competition in the Sweet Puddings and Pies category was civil servant Brad Gash (32, Gatineau, QC) with his Maple Pudding Chômeur and food blogger Mijune Pak (25, Surrey, BC) with her Canadian Pie-in-a-Jar.  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® branded 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.

For images and biographies of the 21 finalists, please visit recipetoriches.ca.  To keep tabs on 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.

In next week’s episode of Recipe to Riches, a student from Fall River, Nova Scotia, a flight attendant from Calgary, Alberta, and a stay-at-home mom from Kentville, Nova Scotia, compete to find out whose cake will be available in stores across Canada next weekend.

Viewers can continue watching Recipe to Riches on Food Network Canada Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT with encore presentations Saturdays at 8pm ET/PT on Global TV.

It’s a dream come true for 21 Canadian home cooks!  

Food Network Canada and Temple Street Productions revealed today the 21 finalists competing in the highly anticipated original competitive reality series Recipe to Riches.

The inaugural season of Recipe to Riches will premiere October 19, 2011 at 9pm ET/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 appetizers to entrees to desserts.

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® branded 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 viewers will have the opportunity to vote online for the best of the best and, during the exciting finale, witness who will take home the $250,000 grand prize – the largest cash prize in Canadian reality television history.

The 21 chosen finalists by category are:

Sweet Puddings and Pies

·         Glo McNeill, 82, Lunenburg, NS – Luscious Lemon Pudding

·         Brad Gash, 32, Gatineau, QC – Maple Pudding Chômeur

·         Mijune Pak, 25, Surrey, BC – Canadian Pie-in-a-Jar

 

Cakes

·         Jacqui Keseluk, 22, Fall River, NS – Multi-Layered Peach Cake

·         Melissa Lam, 38, Calgary, AB – Banana Chocolate Cake

·         Crystal Peach, 33, Kentville, NS – Orange Chocolate Silk Cake

 

Appetizers

·         Sara Bradeen, 41, Montreal, QC – Mini Tourtières

·         John Grass, 49, Riverview, NB – Grilled Chicken Skewers

·         Diana Petrini, 35, Woodbridge, ON – Stuffed Olives

 

Savoury Pies

·         Melaney Gleeson-Lyall, 45, Burnaby, BC – Bannock Hazelnut Pie

·         Wayne Reid, 45, Brampton, ON – Salt Fish & Ackee Pie

·         Tikka Smiley, 37, Toronto, ON – Vegan Pot Pie

 

Sweet and Savoury Snacks

·         Donna Feir, 27, Vancouver, BC – Pancake Breakfast Cookie

·         Natasha Langevin, 42, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC – S’mores Treats

·         Sonya Walos, 31, Whistler, BC – Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

 

Frozen Treats

·         Rosy Soobrattee, 43, Milton, ON – Creamy Kulfi

·         Mark Tagulao, 31, Burnaby, BC – Teapolitan Ice Cream

·         Audrey Tannant, 33, Vancouver, BC – S’mores Frozen Treat

 

Entrees

·         Eva Fong, 38, Burnaby, BC – Lobster Macaroni & Cheese

·         Robert Luft, 39, North Vancouver, BC – Pulled Pork

·         Scott Usheroff, 29, Montreal, QC – Braised Lamb Shanks with Orzo

 

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 of Janes Family Foods.  Making a special appearance as a weekly guest judge is Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited.  The judges are looking for Canada’s most mouth-watering, original, and delicious home recipes, but taste alone isn’t enough to win a place for their winning recipe on store shelves across the country.  Each week, a series of challenges will determine whether or not the contenders’ recipes can be mass produced and if they have the marketing potential to fly off the shelves. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to give everyday home cooks the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their recipes produced as a product and distributed nationally on the shelves of Canada’s largest food retailer,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media.  “Equally exciting, Recipe to Riches marks a significant milestone in how Food Network engages with its viewers.  Inviting them to ultimately choose the winner makes them an integral part of the show’s journey.” 

“Recipe to Riches is a new and exciting, original format.  Canadian audiences will go on a culinary adventure with our finalists. We’re excited to see how Canadians respond to this life-changing experience for home cooks across Canada,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions.

For images and biographies of the 21 finalists, please visit recipetoriches.ca.  To keep tabs on 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.

Recipe to Riches will premiere October 19, 2011 at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada and repeat Saturdays at 8pm ET/PT on Global TV. 

Former “Bachelor” and sports commentator, Jesse Palmer, was announced today as the host for the first season of “Recipe To Riches”.

The show gives inspiring home cooks the opportunity to win $25,000 each episode. Each episode will be based on a specific category of food (Appetizers, Frozen Treats, Entrees, Sweet & Savoury Snacks, Savoury Pies, Cakes, Sweet Pies) and at the end of the season Canada will vote on their favourite recipe and the winner will receive $250,000.

The winner of each episode will also have their product hit supermarket shelves in participating Loblaw stores as a President’s Choice product.

The 4 city open casting call starts this Saturday in Halifax at the Delta Halifax.

Other stops include Vancouver on the 12th (Hyatt Regency Vancouver), Montreal (Details to be confirmed) on the 19th and then Toronto on the 26th (Hyatt Regency Toronto)

For more information and to apply online visit www.RecipeToRiches.ca