Season Three Of “Top Chef Canada” Announced

Record-high stakes are up for grabs.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Sixteen new chefs will be vying for the biggest prize to date on season 3 of the hit show "Top Chef Canada," which debuts next month.

The heat is on as the chefs sharpen their knives to test their culinary skills and creativity in a variety of unique challenges – one chef will come out on top and will take home the grand prize of $100,000 as well as a GE Monogram kitchen worth $30,000, a custom installation by Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces worth $25,000, and the coveted title of Canada’s Top Chef. Combined with the weekly challenge prizes, the total amount up for grabs this season is higher than ever before at a quarter of a million dollars.

Internationally-acclaimed actress Lisa Ray returns as host, joined by head judge, chef and restaurateur Mark McEwan and resident judge and LA restaurateur Shereen Arazm. Guest judges and tasters to the kitchen including seven-time WWE Champion Trish Stratus, international comedic sensation Russell Peters, Survivorman Les Stroud, The Real Housewives of Vancouver, JUNO Award-winning singer/songwriter Jann Arden, Montreal chef Chuck Hughes ("Chuck’s Week Off"), and Food Network host David Rocco ("David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway").  

“We’ve upped the ante this season on 'Top Chef Canada,' with even bigger drama, louder personalities and more cutthroat competition than ever before,” said Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content at Shaw Media. “Viewers will see this season’s chefs stir up the most intense rivalries, stopping at nothing to win the coveted title of Canada’s next 'Top Chef.'”

Following an extensive casting process, 16 talented chefs from across the country were chosen to compete in this season of the show. It premieres on the Food Network Canada on March 18th at 9pm.

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