The Chopped Canada kitchen can be an emotional roller coaster for the chefs who are thrown into a ticking time bomb of culinary mayhem. A few can handle the stress while looking right into the lens with a stoic stare but most come out of this once-in-a-life-time experience with their emotions boiling over.
As we head into the season finale this Saturday, here are some of our favourite reactions from the season two contestants we had to share!

Don’t worry, Chef Ted Dimoglou. This is how we feel when we see the mystery basket ingredients, too. 888-Chef Ted Dimoglou


Chef Erin Harris prays to the pastry gods (we’re looking at you, Anna Olson) that the judges like her dessert dish.
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It’s no wonder that catering chef/cross country skier Stefan Kuhn competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s got his icy stare down pat!
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Chef John Alvarez looks pretty cool but those rivers of sweat down his face betray how he feels about standing in front of the judges.
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“Cause you’re hot and you’re cold…” Was Katy Perry singing about Chef Line Lefebvre’s conflicting emotions?
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Chef Mario Spina is his own cheerleader in the Chopped Canada kitchen. Go team Spina!
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Chef Paul Ambrose Heighton proves that you should never get too excited about the mystery basket ingredients. 
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Chef Shane Chartrand throws his hands up in the air like he just don’t care (about how much food he ended up wearing).
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Chef Sonia Cuffy whistles while she works! She can keep her cool and hold a tune while competing in the Chopped Canada kitchen.
We’re impressed.
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If you’re craving more hilarious moments from the contestants, watch full episodes of Chopped Canada here.
Catch the season finale of Chopped Canada this Saturday, July 4th at 9 E/P!