Family Cook Off
Family Cook Off is the ultimate food fight, as Canadian families battle it out to prove they’re Canada’s best home cooks, in this exciting new 12 episode half hour competition series for Food Network.
A chef, teacher, entrepreneur, lifestyle consultant, and media personality, Trish Magwood has always been passionate about food. After launching Toronto’s innovative dish cooking studio, she went on to create and host Party Dish, a half-hour television series that aired in over 35 countries worldwide. She has written two cookbooks: the award-winning dish entertains, and In My Mother’s Kitchen, which was a Globe & Mail bestseller in its first month. Formally trained at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (ICE), Trish is a member of the International Academy of Culinary Professionals. In 2009, she received the designation of Fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute in recognition of her professional achievements. Trish currently consults for Indigo and lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.
Anthony Sedlak discovered his love of food at the age of 13 when he took a shift in a café atop Grouse Mountain ski resort in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired to complete a Culinary Arts program and a four-year apprenticeship, he became a leader in Grouse Mountain’s flagship dining room, The Observatory, by age 19. Anthony eventually went to Europe, working his way up to executive sous-chef at La Trompette, a Michelin Star restaurant in London. In 2006, he represented Canada at the Hans Bueschken World Junior Chef Challenge in New Zealand, returning home with silver. The same year, he competed in and won Food Network’s Superstar Chef Challenge. He hosted four seasons of the series The Main, with his cookbook based on the program becoming a national bestseller. He also co-hosted Family Cook Off with Trish Magwood. Anthony Sedlak was just 29 when he collapsed and died from an undiagnosed medical condition on July 6, 2012.
Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kim holds an honours degree in journalism. She started her broadcasting career in 1998 with the CBC at the award-winning youth consumer show, Street Cents. In 1999, after her first year hosting a national program, Kim earned a Gemini nomination. Over the next three years, the show won three Geminis and an International Emmy. Following that success, Kim went on to report for many other CBC shows including Marketplace and CBC Newsworld. She also contributed to the first season of CBC's The Hour. Outside her hectic TV schedule, Kim has donated her time to bringing awareness to many charitable causes including: Lupus, Sick Kids, Heart and Stroke, the Diabetes Association of Canada, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Care Canada. She lives in Toronto.