Top Chef Canada, Season 8 premieres April 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada

Canada’s most prestigious culinary competition is back with twelve of the country’s best up and coming professional chefs competing for the title of Canada’s Top Chef.

For seven seasons, Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada has been a ratings mega-hit, propelling winners Dale McKay, Carl Heinrich, Matt Stowe, Renee Rodriguez, Nicole Gomes, Ross Larkin, and Paul Moran into Canadian culinary stars.

This eighth season will feature a diverse and fearless group of culinary warriors coming from every corner of Canada to compete in intense culinary challenges and cooking for some of the biggest chefs and in the world.

Each week they’ll be judged by a panel of Canada’s most refined palettes. Returning as head judge is superstar chef and restaurateur, Mark McEwan. Each week Mark, will be joined by our host, chef Eden Grinshpan and our resident judges: food personality Mijune Pak, acclaimed restaurant critic Chris Nuttall-Smith and powerhouse restaurateur Janet Zuccarini. Our panel will also be joined by a series of culinary masters and noted food lovers from here and abroad as they search for Canada’s Top Chef.

Top Chef Canada is the homegrown version of the hit Emmy Award-winning NBCUniversal Series Top Chef. Now in it’s 17th season in the U.S., Top Chef has been produced in 21 countries around the world, making it one of the most successful culinary TV formats in the world.

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