Get ready for a super special fourth season of Food Network Canada’s hit series Chopped Canada. A country-wide casting call for the high-stakes culinary competition series is underway, searching for amateur chefs to compete in the prestigious Chopped Canada kitchen. Produced by Paperny Entertainment, in association with Shaw Media, Chopped Canada Season 4 includes six Juniors episodes (ages 9-13), five Teens episodes (ages 14-17), and four themed specials featuring grandmothers, firefighters, celebrities, and Chopped Canada judges. Broadcast details for the new season will be announced at a later date.
“With the first-ever Chopped Canada Teen Tournament earning top spot as Food Network Canada’s #1 Canadian Original Series, we’re bringing viewers more of what they want with a brand new season of specials,” said Christine Shipton, SVP and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “From the young to the young at heart and our very own Chopped Canada judges, our fourth season is bursting with exciting new themes, bringing audiences a pantry of culinary diversity and high-stakes challenges.”
Chopped Canada is looking for grandmothers who rule their families’ kitchens, firefighters with a fiery passion for cooking, and young chefs between the ages of 9 and 17 who cook like pros. The series will be filmed in Toronto this Spring and all Canadians or permanent residents are welcome to apply. Online applications for Chopped Canada can be filled out by visiting choppedcanadacasting.ca. Deadline for applications is April 11, 2016.
“This new season of Chopped Canada features Canadians with personalities as diverse as their mystery baskets,” said Cal Shumiatcher, Executive Vice President, Paperny Entertainment. “From the young and yearning, to the senior and seasoned, and those who can take the heat in and out of the kitchen, we’re looking for a variety of competitors to spice things up in the Chopped Canada kitchen.”
Chopped Canada Season 4 sees Brad Smith return as host alongside the series’ esteemed panel of rotating judges – Mark McEwan (Top Chef Canada), Lynn Crawford (The Great Canadian Cookbook), Michael Smith (Chef Michael’s Kitchen), Susur Lee (Top Chef Masters), Roger Mooking (Man Fire Food), John Higgins (George Brown College), Anne Yarymowich (George Brown College), Antonio Park (Park Restaurant in Montreal), Massimo Capra (Restaurant Makeover), and Eden Grinshpan (Eden Eats).
Winners of the celebrity and Chopped Canada judges specials will each receive $10,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. Winners from each of the themed and teens episodes will each be awarded $10,000, and the winners of junior episodes will each receive $5,000. Celebrities and Chopped Canada judges competing in the new season will be announced at a later date.
In each episode of Chopped Canada, four chefs compete before an all-star rotating panel of three expert judges. Armed with skill and ingenuity, the chef competitors race against the clock to turn the mystery ingredients from their iconic baskets into an extraordinary three-course meal. Course-by-course, the judges decide which competitor host Brad Smith will “chop” from the competition until only the winner remains.
Chopped Canada currently airs Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on Food Network Canada. For current competitor biographies, behind-the-scenes extras, and to watch full episodes online after they’ve aired, please visit choppedcanada.ca.