Food Network Canada welcomes a second action-packed season of the Corus Studios series Wall of Chefs this winter. hosted by Noah Cappeeach stand-alone episode sees four talented home cooks compete in three high-adrenaline challenges in front of Canadian culinary icons for a $10,000 cash prize. This season features 23 Canadian chefs judging the competition, with returning familiar faces and new personalities. New chefs joining ‘The Wall’ include: Roger Mooking (Twist By Roger Mooking, Toronto, Ont.), Daniela Manrique Lucca (The Soca Kitchen and Plantain Poster, Ottawa, Ont.), Kelsey Johnson (formerly Café Linnea, Edmonton, Alta.), Jae-Anthony Dougan (Top Chef CanadaSeason 9 and Tropikal Restobar, Montreal, Que.) and Shawn Adler (The Flying Chestnut Kitchen and Pow Wow Cafe, Toronto, Ont.). In the premiere episode, “Smoke Show” home cooks compete in the “Crowd-Pleaser” with inspiration from around the world, and the “Chef’s Fridge” round sees the home cooks take a deep dive into chef Todd Perrin‘s fridge. In the “Restaurant-Worthy” round, chef Christine Cushing asks the final cooks to make a dish inspired by their childhoods. thisseason, Think Turkey stocks the pantry with turkey in each episode and sponsors a “Restaurant-Worthy” challenge inspired by chef Mark McEwan where home cooks are challenged to make turkey the star of the dish. The cook with the best dish of the final round will take home a $5,000 cash prize, courtesy of ThinkTurkey.ca. For the full list of chefs featured this season, please visit foodnetwork.ca.
The New Year kicks off with fan-favorite host Guy Fiery on January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT as he searches for one talented food entrepreneur to win the keys to his newest restaurant franchise, Chicken Guy! in the new series Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime. Seven top candidates will participate in an intense, high-stakes job interview to prove they can run the food business in hopes of winning the ultimate chance of a lifetime. The fun-filled kid culinary competition Kids Baking Championship returns with a new season on January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by veteran hosts Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli, the series welcomes contestants ages 8-11 to put their culinary skills and techniques to the test for a grand prize. Starting January 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT food writer and restaurateur Dan Ahdoot hosts the fast-paced competition series Raid the Fridge as four competitors use only the ingredients from their chosen mystery fridge to create top-notch dishes. They’ll have to impress judges Jordan Andean and Jamika Pessoa for the grand prize – a fridge full of cash. Noah Cappe returns to share international culinary delights and gastronomic creations in new episodes of Carnival Eats,beginning January 8 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ETfollowed by new episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The schedule is rounded out with new competition series Alex vs. America debuting January 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by chef Eric adjepongskilled competitors will take their best shot at beating accomplished chef Alex Guarnaschelli in culinary battles for the ultimate triumph.
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Wall of Chefs is produced by Insight Productions (A Boat Rocker Company) in association with Corus Studios for Food Network Canada. Executive Producers are John Brunton and Eric Abboud and Series Producer is Erica Lenzner. For Corus Studios and Food Network Canada, Marni Goldman is Executive in Charge of Production, Krista Look is Director of Original Lifestyle Content and Lisa Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios.
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Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.
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Insight Productions (a Boat Rocker company) is known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and is canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming. The company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs, including canada’s New Year’s Eve: Countdown, The Amazing Race Canada (the most watched Canadian show on record), ratings hits Big Brother Canada and The JUNO Awardsand original formats including Battle Of The Blades. Insight produced The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special on CBC watched by one in three Canadians. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter @insightprod or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions.
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