FOOD NETWORK CANADA REVEALS AMBITIOUS HOME COOKS SET TO COMPETE ON WALL OF CHEFS

Competitors from Across the Country Vie to Earn the Respect of the Wall of Chefs and $10,000 Prize

#WallofChefs Premieres February 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on
Food Network Canada

Watch the launch promo here

TORONTO, January 10, 2020 – The wall is stacked, the kitchen is prepped and the challenges are set. Today, Food Network Canada announces the fearless and skilled home cooks entering the Wall of Chefs kitchen for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize starting February 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Noah Cappe (Carnival Eats), every episode of Corus Studios Original series Wall of Chefs (10×60) sees four aspiring cooks compete against each other in three fierce rounds of culinary competition. In each challenge, the pressure rises as the home cooks create their dishes under the inspection of “The Wall” – an unparalleled roster of 33 Canadian culinary icons on rotation throughout the season, with twelve notable chefs featured in each episode. The competitors battle it out until the final round where The Wall ultimately announces the winner.

The Canadian home cooks set to test their skills and impress the judges come from across Canada including Fort McPherson, N.W.T., Calgary, Alta., Halifax, N.S., St. John’s, N.L., Saskatoon, Sask., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Vancouver, B.C. and more. In the first episode, “Welcome to the Wall,” four home cooks compete in the first “Crowd-Pleaser” round; Charlie Cacapit (Winnipeg, Man.), Susy Danelon (Toronto, Ont.), Christopher Mask (Wahnapitae, Ont.) and Nicole King (Toronto, Ont.) make their signature dishes. In round two entitled “Chef’s Fridge,” they create a dish using ricotta, leeks, and sriracha sauce, three staple ingredients in the home fridge of chef Mark McEwan. In the third and final round called “Restaurant-Worthy,” the last two competitors standing must make a luxurious lobster dish inspired by chef Renée Lavallée’s “crobster” roll. In an intense deliberation, The Wall decides which cook is the winner of the $10,000 prize. For the full list of competitors from across Canada, please visit foodnetwork.ca.

This season on Wall of Chefs, a Turkey Farmers of Canada sponsored “Chef’s Fridge” challenge will task competitors with incorporating turkey in their dish, along with three ingredients selected by one of the featured chefs. The cook with the best final dish will take home a $5,000 cash prize, courtesy of ThinkTurkey.ca.

To learn more about the series, catch behind the scenes content and watch full episodes online the day after broadcast, visit foodnetwork.ca.

Wall of Chefs is produced by Insight Productions in association with Corus Studios for Food Network Canada. Executive Producers are John Brunton, Mark Lysakowski and Eric Abboud and Series Producer is Erica Lenczner. For Corus Studios and Food Network Canada, Marni Goldman is Production Executive of Original Lifestyle Content, Krista Look is Director of Original Lifestyle Content, and Lisa Godfrey is Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
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 encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

About Insight Productions Ltd.
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content. With thousands of hours of programming under its belt, the company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs in the world including Top Chef Canada (for which John Brunton and Mark Lysakowski, and Eric Abboud serve as Executive Producers), The Amazing Race Canada – the most watched Canadian show on record, ratings hit Big Brother Canada, Canada’s national music award show – The JUNO Awards 2019, Intervention and original formats including The Launch and Battle of the Blades. Insight’s vision, passion and prescience are driven by Canada’s leading executive producer, John Brunton who was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2019 and is celebrating forty years as Chairman and CEO. Insight’s scripted programming includes award-winning Ready Or NotFalcon BeachHatching, Matching & Dispatching, A Christmas Fury, But I’m Chris Jericho! and The Jon Dore Television Show. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com.

For more information, please contact: 

Emily Crane
Publicist, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
416.860.4220
emily.crane@corusent.com

Caryn Bessner
Unit Publicist, Wall of Chefs
Gab Communications
647.407.5712
caryn@gabcommunications.ca


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