New Competitors Bring the Heat to the Chopped Canada Kitchen This Fall

Brand new episodes of the hit series premiere Saturday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada

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(August 22, 2016 – Toronto, Canada) – Twenty-eight chefs from across Canada prepare to compete for the coveted title of Chopped Canada champion in seven new episodes of Food Network Canada’s #1 original series.* In each episode, beginning Saturday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, four skilled chefs put their culinary expertise to the test in a battle against the clock and their fellow competitors as they create three gourmet dishes from daunting mystery basket ingredients.

The chefs featured will cook before a rotating panel of expert judges including Massimo Capra, Lynn CrawfordEden Grinshpan, John Higgins, Susur Lee, Mark McEwan, Roger Mooking, Antonio Park, Michael Smith and Anne Yarymowich. Course by course, the judges critique each meal and chop the chefs from the competition until only one remains to win the $10,000 cash prize.

The next set of chef competitors vying for the Chopped Canada title are (listed in episode order):

Episode 20 (3077)
Air date: Saturday, September 3
Clockwise:
Josh Gale, Age 28, Vancouver, BC
David Braaten, Age 30, Surrey, BC
Aaron James Carley, Age 32, Stratford, ON
Angie Mohr, Age 47, Stratford, ON

Episode 21 (3067)
Air date: Saturday, September 10
Clockwise:
Steve Gonzalez, Age 39, Toronto, ON
Zachary Thompson, Age 22, Alexandria, ON
JR Perras, Age 31, Lemoyne, QC
Nick Valliquette, Age 22, Perth, ON

Episode 22 (3069)
Air date: Saturday, September 17
*Redemption Episode: Past competitors eliminated in the appetizer round return to compete for the Chopped Canada title
Clockwise:
Anthony D’Ambrosio, Age 40, Toronto, ON
Michael Luck, Age 43, Toronto, ON
Roary MacPherson, Age 48, Mount Pearl, NL
Elizabeth Philips, Age 55, Midland, ON

Episode 23 (3081)
Air date: Saturday, September 24
Clockwise:
Anahi English, Age 33, Pitt Meadows, BC
Felicia Alberti, Age 28, Toronto, ON
Crystel Breary, Age 23, Toronto, ON
Charlene Santry, Age 45, Almonte, ON

Episode 24 (3083)
Air date: Saturday, October 1
Clockwise:
John Michael MacNeil, Age 33, Calgary, AB
Romain Avril, Age 29, Toronto, ON
Daniel Hudson, Age 32, Duncan, BC
Jillian Broadley, Age 47, Bowmanville, ON

Episode 25 (3068)
Air date: Saturday, October 8
Clockwise:
Bernie-Ann Ezekiel, Age 35, Paradise, NL
Rae Douthwright, Age 29, Moncton, NB
Tu Le, Age 35, Edmonton, AB
Nghe (Guy) Tran, Age 39, Sundridge, ON

Episode 26 (3082)
Air date: Saturday, October 15
*Food Truck Episode: Food truck chefs leave the confines of their vehicles to win the title of Chopped Canada champion
Clockwise:
Levi Biddlecombe, Age 23, Edmonton, AB
Clement Chan, Age 35, Vancouver, BC
Krystian Catala, Age 37, Newmarket, ON
Sousanh Chanthalangsy, Age 33, Yellowknife, NWT

Episodes of Chopped Canada currently air Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on Food Network Canada. For competitor biographies, exclusive photos and to watch full episodes online after they’ve aired, please visit foodnetwork.ca/choppedcanada.

*Source: Numeris PPM Data, Jan1-Jul24/16 – confirmed data, Total Canada, Food Network Canada, based on 3+airings, demos include Ind. 2+/A25-54/A18-49/F25-54/F18-49/M25-54/M18-49

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