MasterChef Canada is a competition TV series created and released in Canada. It’s one of the multiple worldwide spin-offs of MasterChef original project. The release was carried out by CTV channel with the first season release date on the 20th of January 2014. The panel of judges is made up of Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung. The production matters are carried out by Endemol Shine International together with Proper TV. MasterChef Canada season 4 release date hasn’t been announced yet, but the show is still going.
Every new episode of MasterChef Canada concentrates on amateur chefs participating in various competitions and facing multiple cooking challenges in order to get the title of the best cook in Canada. The participants are judged by the panel of professional cooks: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung. The format of the show is absolutely the same as the format of the original American one. The winner gets a $100,000 cash prize together with a MasterChef trophy.
The cast is made up of professional judges that have been participating in the filming of the project from the very beginning.
- Claudio Aprile. A well-known Canadian chef. He owns Orderfire Restaurant Group – unique brand restaurants in Canada and all over the world. Aprile originates from Uruguay, but was brought up in Toronto. Devoted his life to travelling and international work. All his professional life was spent in various kitchens of numerous countries. Today he’s one of the most successful restaurateurs on the planet. He’s got 30 years of experience and famous for his experimental cooking techniques. Colborne Lane, his first restaurant, was a huge success. Creativity is his true devotion. His cuisine is always beautifully crafted and recognizable.
- Michael Bonacini. Another celebrity chef and the co-owner of one of the most famous restaurant groups, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants. It’s made up of eleven unique restaurants all over Ontario. Originates from Tenby, South Wales. His Italian – Welsh parents seriously influenced his culinary upbringing. Even his sister is a chef. For many years Bonacini has also been busy with hotel business of his family. 1985 he immigrated to Canada and started his partnership with Peter Oliver, a veteran restaurateur (1993). His main aim is excellence of food and service.
- Alvin Leung. His approach to cooking is revolutionary. Established himself as a culinary innovator. Originates from London, England, but was brought up in Scarborough, Ont. Started his professional career in 2003 at one of the private restaurants. Methodically approaches to each of his dishes. Uses unique and innovative X-treme Chinese cuisine techniques. In 2015 got his three Michelin stars.
4th Season Air Date
The show has been renewed for season 4 to premiere in the nearest time. Casting concluded on the 6th of August 2016. We will tell you more when CTV channel announces more news on MasterChef Canada in the media.