The Heat

The Heat

The Heat - Episode Guide

Season 1

  • Beach Wedding

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    McEwan heads out to cottage country to cater a beach wedding. It’s hours from the city, and things get hot real fast for the chef and his team.
  • Distillery Wedding

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    McEwan competes with go-go dancers and a champagne pouring angel at this one of a kind wedding for Indy race car driver, Marty Roth.
  • Gallery

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    McEwan is hired to cater a small but complicated event from a makeshift kitchen in an art gallery. It’s a challenge to cater in a room surrounded by priceless sculptures, and things get even hotter when the guests are late.
  • Inniskillin

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    The last time he catered in wine country, it was a total disaster. The heat is on for McEwan, and he better redeem himself this time around.
  • Integra

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    Celebrity chef Rob Feenie flies in from the west coast to join McEwan in catering a charity dinner. Things get competitive when both choose to showcase lamb.
  • Mexican Birthday Bash

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    It’s McEwan’s first time doing Mexican. Will Mark be able to pull it off while sticking to five-star standards?
  • National Ballet

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    It’s Russian intrigue as McEwan caters a fundraising dinner for the National Ballet in a condo kitchen.
  • Opera House

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    The Canadian Opera Company is unveiling their brand new, world-class facility, and McEwan’s feeling the pressure as he is the first caterer to break in the new venue.
  • Patio

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    McEwan invites his regular clientele to his restaurant to celebrate the opening of the patio – it’s his way of thanking them for their business. It’s sure to be mayhem with the restaurant fully booked and a rapidly growing guest list.
  • Road to Champions

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    McEwan teams up with chef Jamie Kennedy to cater a massive charity event for the Canadian Olympic Committee. Complicated courses, tough timelines and sport celebrities have Mark feeling the heat.
  • Steak Tasting

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    Mark competes against top chefs and food critics to see who can buy and prepare with the best steak. Will Mark win?
  • TD Xmas

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    One of McEwan’s most prized clients hire him to cater their 1200 person Xmas party. It’s a massive undertaking and the sheer volume of food is unbelievable.
  • Winterlicious

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    Both of McEwan’s busy restaurants get slammed for two weeks when the city’s promotional dining event draws thousands of extra customers through the doors.
  • A Night at the Museum

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    The Heat with Mark McEwan takes you on a full throttle, sweat drenched ride into the many kitchens of one of Canada's most renowned, successful and infamous chefs as he and his irreverent and entertaining staff of talented protégés pull out all the stops to achieve culinary perfection at 100 miles an hour. From catering to the rich and famous to running arguably the best restaurants in Toronto, The Heat is an all access pass inside this celebrity chef's deliciously fascinating life.
  • Burger Wars

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    It’s a busy Saturday night as Mark caters two events, for two of his best clients, on opposite ends of the city. Mark is forced to leave a junior Chef in charge as he splits his time between the locations. Adding to the pressure, Mark has chosen this as the evening to debut his new street burger. How will this burger measure up against the famous Bymark Burger?
  • Chef's Wedding

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    One of Mark’s own is taking the plunge and Mark has been asked to cater the event. With most of his team either on the guest list, or working at the restaurant, will Mark have to trade his tux for chef whites to ensure the event runs smoothly?
  • Condo Launch

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    Mark caters the launch of a prestigious new lakefront condo. With limited staff forced to navigate through a small space, the entire team feels the heat when the client proves to be extremely demanding. To top if off, at the last minute, a demand for more party space forces Mark and his team to set-up their kitchen outside on a freezing November night. Will the food be hot enough to please this high maintenance client?

     

     

  • Fallsview Night 1

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    Mark battles time, volume, and an exhausting two-day schedule for this over-the-top event at the Fallsview Casino Resort. On night one, Mark prepares an intimate dinner for 100 guests including celebrities like Michael Buble, Paul Anka and Andrea Bocelli. The dinner on night one ends late, leaving the late evening and early morning available for Mark to set-up for night two – his massive dinner for 1200. Mark is given just 90 minutes to serve his largest event to date.
  • Fallsview Night 2

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    Mark battles time, volume, and an exhausting two-day schedule for this over-the-top event at the Fallsview Casino Resort. On night one, Mark prepares an intimate dinner for 100 guests including celebrities like Michael Buble, Paul Anka and Andrea Bocelli. The dinner on night one ends late, leaving the late evening and early morning available for Mark to set-up for night two – his massive dinner for 1200. Mark is given just 90 minutes to serve his largest event to date.
  • Farm Wedding

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    It’s country meets the big city. Mark and his team travel two hours north to cater an outdoor farm wedding held on a beautiful 6 acre spread. Can Mark pull off a sophisticated affair when faced with the challenges of space, distance and, most important, weather?
  • Hugo Boss Charity Event

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    Held at a stunning mansion, with a performance by a Grammy-award winning artist and an exclusive fashion show, Hugo Boss Canada pulls out all the stops for their annual Charity event. Held on a hot summer day, can Mark and his team pull off the event when the refrigerator dies? Mark is feeling the pressure. These high roller society dinners can make or break him. A successful catering year just may be hanging on the success of this one night, and with a new catering manager, unknown servers, and questionable weather, this evening is going to be a pressure cooker!
  • One Opening

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    The Heat with Mark McEwan takes you on a full throttle, sweat drenched ride into the many kitchens of one of Canada's most renowned, successful and infamous chefs as he and his irreverent and entertaining staff of talented protégés pull out all the stops to achieve culinary perfection at 100 miles an hour. From catering to the rich and famous to running arguably the best restaurants in Toronto, The Heat is an all access pass inside this celebrity chef's deliciously fascinating life.
  • Pork Obsession

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    Four of Mark’s competitive, talented, up-and-coming Chefs compete to create the perfect pork dish. The stakes are high as the winning dish will be added to the North 44 menu. This is an opportunity to prove to Mark that they have what it takes to shine within his fast growing business.
  • Upcountry

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    Catering a wedding held in a 30,000 square foot furniture store proves to be a challenge. Can Mark and his team successfully transform a dark, dingy, and extremely dusty loading dock into a clean and functioning kitchen to serve 400 guests?
  • Watch Dealer

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    The clock is literally ticking! Mark has been asked to cater a client appreciation dinner for one of his regular clients and the owner of Louis Black Watches. This anniversary party will be held in a lavish backyard that has been designed specifically for this event. The success of this outdoor event is threatened when an unexpected storm passes through.

     

     

  • Whistler

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    Who is the best Chef in Canada? Mark travels to Whistler, B.C. to battle Canada’s top Chefs in the Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championships. Following three days of intense competition, only one Chef will be awarded the gold medal.
  • Brand New Day

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    The grocery store is coming together very fast and final decisions need to be made. What will the overall look for mcewan be? What products will they carry? Who in the city will make Mark’s supplier short list? With all these decisions still up the air, Mark doesn’t have the time to deal with issues that come up at his restaurants, but he doesn’t really have a choice. He needs to switch hats and deal with the issue that could potentially mean losing thousands of dollars.
  • Building a Brand

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    With three restaurants and a grocery store under his belt Mark’s once small empire is now a fully-fledged brand that’s growing everyday. In order to expand that brand he’s decided launch a cookware line and create a cookbook. As if Mark and his team don’t have enough on their plate, mcewan catering takes on an event for some influential clients.
  • Changes

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    It’s six weeks after opening and Mark and his staff finally have the time to take a breath and assess their circumstances. Mark decides it’s time to make menu changes at both the store and his restaurants. With Drew by his side, Mark heads south of the border to NYC to see what’s new in food in one of the biggest foodie cities in North America. Inspired by his trip Mark decides to try one of his new ideas out at a very important event for one of his biggest spenders at Bymark. Brooke and Mark get together to revamp some of the menu and see if one of Mark’s ideas will translate into a hit or potentially a complete flop.
  • Game On

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    On the day after opening, Mark’s staff is blindsided by the store’s popularity. Mark is determined to have his first Saturday appear flawless. Mark’s chicken soup is given a B- in the Toronto Star and he’s not happy. To top it off, North 44 is asked to cater a huge charity event called The Powerball. Mark gladly attends -- happy to escape the rollercoaster ride of the store and watch Sash execute a wild event.
  • In Staff I Trust

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    Mark needs to find the best talents in the city to pull this new venture off. He can poach from within, but ultimately he’s going to have to hire a whole new team he can trust. On the construction front, the store is now coming together quickly and it’s time to really finalize the supplier list. We’ll explore cheese and the local story that Mark wants to tell through one of his key suppliers in Jordan, Ontario. Meanwhile, the rumour mill is producing more and more talk. What is the city saying about Mark’s very risky venture? Mark has very little time to think about the rumour mill, he has grocery, the restaurants and an event at the distillery to occupy his thoughts.
  • Ivana Rising

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    Mark has big plans for Ivana. He’d like for her to be the executive chef at the grocery store. At 23 years of age, can Mark really expect Ivana to take this opportunity and run with it? Mark and Drew test Ivana’s talents and dedication to the organization. The walls are up at the grocery store and Mark is finally ready to tour Ivana around her new home!
  • Meat the People

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    The clock is ticking at mcewan and Mark's ambitious deadlines are passing him by. Mark is being pulled in a million directions at once. He brings in his butchers to talk about the meat counter at the grocery store. Mark also plans on providing wholesale meat to his own restaurants as well as 6 other restaurants around the city, before he even opens mcewan! With space already at a premium where will all the meat go!? The kitchen hasn’t passed its last inspection so Ivana hasn’t been able to start cooking. If it doesn’t happen soon she’ll never get ahead. In the midst of all this chaos Ivana, Drew and Mark have to participate in an event showcasing the Shops at Don Mills. The excitement builds - now Mark’s only real fear is being overrun by all of these potential customers. Four weeks until opening day and he’s more nervous than ever!
  • New World Order

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    Mark is a successful chef and restaurateur, running 3 of Toronto’s top restaurants. But this driven businessman wants to expand his empire. He wants to open a high-end grocery store named mcewan that will give the city’s best a run for their money. Mark can pretty well cook anyone under the table, but he knows nothing about setting up a food store. Can this chef parlay his skills in the grocery world? It’s Film festival time and One is busier than ever. With Kate Hudson hosting a party, and the swat team threatening to shutdown One, has Mark perhaps bitten off more than he can chew?
  • New York, New York!

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    Ground has been broken; the base has been built and off mcewan goes! This is Mark’s first venture into the grocery world, and he wants to do it right. With Drew by his side, Mark sets off to NYC to see how high-end shops take grocery to a whole new level. Back at home, Sash is left to run a massive event at the ROM, but food is running out fast. With Mark being distracted with the grocery store, is it possible that the rest of his world is suffering?
  • Now or Never

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    Doors finally open at mcewan. There has been some serious hype about the opening of the grocery store, so people are lined up to get in. There are many challenges tied to day one. The POS system keeps failing, the lines are building and the prepared food seems to be running out. The kitchen has been working around the clock to stock food, but they can’t seem to catch up. They’ve made jarred items to last 3 weeks, but things are starting to run out and it’s only day one. Exhaustion sets in, the opening day adrenaline is wearing thin, but Mark continues to push harder than ever.
  • The Clock is Ticking

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    Mark is beginning to wonder if his opening will ever happen. He is continually disappointed in the performance of his retail staff and leans more and more on his restaurant staff. Retail may be the final beast that Mark McEwan can’t tame. Mark is asked to attend Toronto Taste the weekend before his opening. He doesn’t have the time to deal with the details of this event, so he calls upon his “A” team to pull it off. With Mark by their side, we see all the boys in action: Drew, Sash and Brooke. In some ways Toronto Taste has become an island of refuge for Mark.
  • The Future

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    Mark looks to expand his empire with a fourth restaurant located across from his new grocery store. Mark and Drew have decided to pluck Sous Chef Rob LeClair from ONE to be the Executive Chef at Mark’s new restaurant. In the midst of all this new activity North 44 catering is asked to cater a huge charity event. Mark attends the event to help Sash and to scout for new talent for his empire.
  • Today or Tomorrow

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    Mark’s relentless drive to meet the opening deadline weighs heavily on his staff. Departments race to the finish line, however, it may be a goal this dedicated team cannot reach. Despite having no extra time Mark is asked to judge a bourbon cocktail event at ONE. With so much still left to do, things don’t look good for mcewan to meet its opening deadline.