Battle Lines are Drawn for the Fiercest Competition Yet in Season Three of Top Chef Canada

Battle Lines are Drawn for the Fiercest Competition Yet in Season Three of Top 
Chef Canada 
Smash Hit Returns with Record High Stakes for 16 New Chefs 
New Season Premieres March 18, 2013 at 9pm ET/10pm PT on Food Network Canada 
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TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Food Network Canada and Insight Production 
Company Ltd. are bringing Top Chef Canada back for a third exciting season, 
sending 16 determined new competitors into the kitchen for another round of 
intense challenges, surprise twists and higher stakes than ever before. The 
new season of the top-rated series premieres March 18, 2013 at 9pm ET/10pm PT 
exclusively on Food Network Canada. 
The heat is on in season three of Top Chef Canada as the chefs sharpen their 
knives to test their culinary skills and creativity in a variety of unique 
challenges. In the end only one chef will take home the grand prize of 
$100,000 sponsored by SpongeTowels® paper towels, a GE Monogram kitchen worth 
$30,000, a custom installation by Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces worth $25,000 
and the title of Canada's Top Chef. Combined with the weekly challenge 
prizes, the total amount up for grabs this season is higher than ever before 
at a quarter of a million dollars. Internationally-acclaimed actress Lisa 
Ray returns as Host, joined by Head Judge, Chef and restaurateur, Mark McEwan, 
and Resident Judge, LA restaurateur, Shereen Arazm. 
"We've upped the ante this season on Top Chef Canada, with even bigger drama, 
louder personalities and more cutthroat competition than ever before," says 
Barb Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. "Viewers will see 
this season's chefs stir up the most intense rivalries, stopping at nothing to 
win the coveted title of Canada's next Top Chef." 
Following an extensive casting process, 16 talented chefs from across the 
country were chosen to compete in this season of Top Chef Canada. The 
victory-hungry competitors are: 

    --  Frederick Boucher,
        28, Montreal, QC (Originally Price, QC)
    --  Chris Chafe, 24, St.
        John's, NL
    --  Clement Chan, 33,
        Vancouver, BC
    --  Kayla Dhaliwall, 28,
        Vancouver, BC (Originally Victoria, BC)
    --  Ruth Eddolls, 30,
        Toronto, ON (Originally Acton, ON)
    --  Nicole Gomes, 34,
        Calgary, AB (Originally Richmond, BC)
    --  Jonathan Goodyear,
        34, Toronto, ON
    --  Caitlin Hall, 24,
        Vancouver, BC (Originally Maple Ridge, BC)
    --  Daniel Hudson, 29,
        Duncan, BC (Originally Coalville, UK)
    --  Geoff Rogers, 31,
        Calgary, AB
    --  Rebecca Ross, 24,
        Toronto, ON (Originally Medicine Hat, AB)
    --  Chris Shaften, 28,
        Calgary, AB
    --  Danny Smiles, 27,
        Montreal, QC
    --  Matthew Stowe, 30,
        Vancouver, BC (Originally Cloverdale, BC)
    --  Dennis Tay, 34,
        Toronto, ON (Originally Windsor, ON)
    --  Rory White, 23,
        Toronto, ON

"Season three is bigger, better and more aggressive," says John Brunton, 
Executive Producer, Insight Production Company Ltd. "Tune in each week to see 
Canada's up and coming chefs put up some amazing dishes under incredibly 
difficult circumstances."

The new season of Top Chef Canada brings an all-star panel of guest judges and 
tasters to the kitchen including seven-time WWE Champion Trish Stratus, 
international comedic sensation Russell Peters, Survivorman Les Stroud, The 
Real Housewives of Vancouver, JUNO Award winning Singer/Songwriter Jann 
Arden, Chef Michael Voltaggio (winner of Top Chef: Las Vegas), Chef Robert 
Irvine (Restaurant: Impossible),

Chef Chuck Hughes (Chuck's Week Off) and Food Network host David Rocco (David 
Rocco's Amalfi Getaway).

The new season of Top Chef Canada premieres March 18, 2013 at 9pm ET/10pm PT 
exclusively on Food Network Canada. To watch full episodes online and access 
exclusive interviews and winning elimination challenge recipes throughout the 
run of the series, visit


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created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be 
broadcast over major networks worldwide. Recent hits include, Battle of the 
Blades, Canada's Got Talent, Intervention Canada, The JUNO Awards, Canada 
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