Top Chef Comes to Canada


TORONTO — Canadian culinary talent is set to get a lot more face time on prime time when a new Top Chef show, set exclusively in the Great White North, premieres in 2011.

Top Chef is a proven performer and audience favourite on Food Network and we are delighted to team up with NBC Universal and Insight Productions to launch the format in Canada,” said Karen Gelbart of Canwest Broadcasting. “Canadians are passionate about food and as our culinary landscape across the country continues to grow, so does the opportunity to showcase our wealth of talent, ranging from amateur cooks to trained chefs.”

The Canadian adaptation of the popular Emmy award-winning series has been bringing big ratings at home on Bravo since it premiered in 2006. The Canadian version, like the original, will see contestants duke it out while showcasing their kitchen chops, management style, customer service skills and team-building talents. The rigorous competition will leave one toque to be named Canada’s top chef.


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