Chopped Canada

Chopped Canada

Chopped Canada - Episode Guide

Season 3

  • Keep On Truckin
    Keep On Truckin

    Episode 26 - Season 3 - February 7, 2017

    Our chefs need to know the basics with bison. A little spice and fruit will go a long way as the chefs prepare the entrée. It’s a nutty dessert round.

    Competing chefs:

    Clement Chan (35) from Vancouver, BC
    Levi Biddlecombe (23) from Edmonton, AB
    Krystian Catala (37) from Newmarket, ON
    Sousanh Chanthalangsy (33) from Yellowknife, NT
    Judges: John Higgins, Susur Lee, Roger Mooking
  • Dessert Dilemma
    Dessert Dilemma

    Episode 25 - Season 3 - February 6, 2017

    It’s tough terrine in round one.  The chefs go against the grain when preparing the entrée.  Dessert leaves egg on the face of the competitors.
    Competing chefs:
    Bernie-Ann Ezekiel (35) from Paradise, NL
    Rae Douthwright (29) from Moncton, NB
    Tu Lee (35) from Edmonton, AB
    Nghe (Guy) Tran (39) from Sundridge, ON
    Judges: Anne Yarymowich, Eden Grinshpan, Michael Smith
  • Cooking For Love
    Cooking For Love

    Episode 24 - Season 3 - February 3, 2017

    The chefs shuck their way through the appetizer round.  Things run “afowl” when the entrée is prepared.  Dessert has the chefs barking up the wrong tree.
    Competing chefs:
    John Michael MacNeil (33) from Calgary, AB
    Romain Avril (29) from Toronto, ON
    Daniel Hudson (32) from Duncan, BC
    Jillian Broadley (47) from Bowmanville, ON
    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, Antonio Park
  • Dill-icious

    Episode 23 - Season 3 - February 2, 2017

    Dill-icious appetizers lead to entrée baskets that inspire our chefs to explore diverse cultural influences. The chefs create tasty treats from a savoury dessert basket.

    Competing chefs:
    Anahi English (33) from Pitt Meadows, BC
    Felicia Alberti (28) from Toronto, ON
    Crystel Breary (23) from Toronto, ON
    Charlene Santry (45) from Almonte, ON

    Judges: Susur Lee, Antonio Park, Roger Mooking

  • Redemption - Gone Too Soon
    Redemption - Gone Too Soon

    Episode 22 - Season 3 - February 1, 2017

    Is “go with what you know” the way to win the appetizer round? It takes more grits than gumption to survive the entrée. Things are rosy for dessert.
    Competing chefs:
    Anthony D’Ambrosio (40) from Toronto, ON
    Michael Luck (43) from Toronto, ON
    Roary MacPherson (48) from Mount Pearl, NL
    Elizabeth Phillips (55) from Midland, ON
    Judges: Massimo Capra, Anne Yarymowich, Michael Smith
  • Candy is Dandy
    Candy is Dandy

    Episode 19 - Season 3 - January 27, 2017

    Sugar and rice may be nice in the appetizer round.  The chefs compete for the halibut in the entrée round.  A gummy dessert challenges the chefs.
    Judges: Mark McEwan, Anne Yarymowich, Susur Lee
    Competing Chefs:
    Robbie Brooks (23) from Caglary, AB
    Jonathan Tomlin (32) from Toronto, ON
    Luke Willingdon (37) from Vancouver, BC
    Holly Verboom (30) from Port Rowan, ON
  • Pepper Powerhouse
    Pepper Powerhouse

    Episode 18 - Season 3 - January 26, 2017

    The appetizer basket has a wild side.  Will a fowl entrée impress our judges?  The dessert round gives our chefs the blues.
    Judges: Michael Smith, Eden Grinshpan, Massimo Capra
    Competing Chefs:
    John Chad (36) from Calgary, AB
    Krish Nair (30) from Calgary, AB
    Kylie d'Entremont (24) from Eastern Passage, NS
    Kevin Koohtow (30) from Victoria, BC
  • Something's Fishy
    Something's Fishy

    Episode 17 - Season 3 - January 25, 2017

    The baskets are “smokin” in round one.  What will our chefs sea in the entrée basket?  The dessert round is full of beans.
    Judges: Mark McEwan, Eden Grinshpan, Roger Mooking
    Competing Chefs:
    Keith Pears (33) from Vancouver, BC
    Derrick Uniat (29) from Two Hills, AB
    Andrew Hodge (30) from Flatrock, NF
    Scott Bailey (29) from Oakville, ON
  • Sweet Success
    Sweet Success

    Episode 16 - Season 3 - January 24, 2017

    Round one reveals a cordial basket while the entrée brings a sting.  What will be the icing on the cake for our chefs in the dessert round?
    Judges: Massimo Capra, Eden Grinshpan, Antonio Park
    Competing Chefs:
    Michael Hunter (30) from Toronto, ON
    Mike Duarte (37) from Calgary, AB
    Nicholas Bramos (25) from Montreal, QB
    Ivana Raca (30) from Toronto, ON
  • Full of Beans
    Full of Beans

    Episode 15 - Season 3 - January 23, 2017

    Beans abound in round one.  The chefs go wild for their entrees and things turn gummy in the dessert round.
    Judges: Roger Mooking, Susur Lee, Mark McEwan
    Competing Chefs: 
    Jaimie Delson (40) from Thornhill, ON
    Kaya Ogruce (34) from Toronto, ON
    Navita Singh (28) from Kitchener, ON
    Kenny Kaechele (38) from Calgary, AB
  • Rabbit Roundabout
    Rabbit Roundabout

    Episode 14 - Season 3 - January 20, 2017

    Does intense colour turn into great taste in the appetizer round? The entrée basket  challenges the chefs to combine proteins.  Is rice nice for dessert?
    Judges: Massimo Capra, Eden Grinshpan, John Higgins
    Competing Chefs:
    Matthew Kershaw (40) from Hamilton, ON
    Jean-Philippe St-Denis (39) from Longueuil, QC
    Tallis Voakes (27) from Toronto, ON
    Travis "Catfish" olfers (31) from Delta, BC


  • Win By A Hare
    Win By A Hare

    Episode 13 - Season 3 - January 19, 2017

    The chefs go crackers in round one.  It’s game on as the entrée gets hare-y.  Will risk take the prize or better safe than sorry in the dessert round?
    Judges: Susur Lee, Mark McEwan, Michael Smith
    Competing Chefs:
    Dennis Peckham (Age 38) from Port Moody, BC
    James Santon (Age 30) from Toronto, ON
    Hilarie Vatcher (Age 26) from St. John’s, NL
    Olivier Vigneault (Age 31) from Montreal, QB
  • Bro-Down Showdown
    Bro-Down Showdown

    Episode 12 - Season 3 - January 18, 2017

    Is it sibling rivalry or brotherly love when two sets of brothers compete in the Chopped Canada kitchen? Who will uphold the family name and take home the $10,000 prize?
    Judges: Mark McEwan, Anne Yarymowich, Roger Mooking
    Competing Chefs:
    Dany Sok (Age 29) from Red Deer, AB
    (Sophear) Pete Sok (Age 36) from Red Deer, AB
    Bijou Texeira (Age 23) from Ottawa, ON
    Imrun Texeira (Age 20) from Kanata, ON
  • Cooking with Heart
    Cooking with Heart

    Episode 11 - Season 3 - January 17, 2017

    There’s no bypassing the first mystery basket, but heartache is served when the chopping begins and things get fishy during the entrée round. Only one will taste sweet victory – who will it ‘Brie’?
    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, Susur Lee
    Competing Chefs:
    Cobey Adams (Age 23) from Souris, PEI
    TJ Crafter (Age 31) from Calgary, AB
    Lyndsay Jones (Age 23) from Port Moody, BC
    Cosmo Spina (Age 53) from Calgary, AB
  • Fish Become Sausages
    Fish Become Sausages

    Episode 10 - Season 3 - January 16, 2017

    Something smells fishy in the appetizer round and entrées prove to be no gouda for the chefs. The chefs go back to their roots in the dessert round. 
    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, Mark McEwan
    Competing Chefs:
    Allison Kulik (Age 45) from Trail, BC
    Valentino Pereira (Age 35) from Vancouver, BC
    Scott Starkweather (Age 29) from Montreal, QC
    Mark Steele (Age 37) from Stittsville, ON
  • Duelling Over Devilled Eggs
    Duelling Over Devilled Eggs

    Episode 9 - Season 3 - January 13, 2017

    The appetizers are smokin’ with Canadian smoked cheddar. The chefs must pick their own protein in the entrée round. Pasta for dessert leaves the chefs' faces as puckered as a tart basket ingredient.
    Judges: John Higgins, Lynn Crawford, Antonio Park
    Competing Chefs:
    Melanie Robinson (Age 35) from Sebright, ON
    Lynda Smith (Age 52) from Comox, BC
    Paresh Thakkar (Age 35) from Sarnia, ON
    Dan Worth (Age 46) from Fernie, BC


  • What the Shell?
    What the Shell?

    Episode 8 - Season 3 - January 12, 2017

    A tangy appetizer basket with a Ukrainian staple leaves the chefs shell shocked.  In the dessert round, it's a battle of East vs. West to see who will take the cake.
    Judges: John Higgins, Anne Yarymowich, Michael Smith
    Competing Chefs: 
    Sharon Guiel (Age 49) from Warsaw, ON
    Brian Magee (Age 45) from London, ON
    Jody Sigurdson-Longo (Age 38) from Abbotsford, BC
    Ted Pace (Age 42) from Middle Sackville, NS
  • Shell Shocked
    Shell Shocked

    Episode 7 - Season 3 - January 11, 2017

    Beans may be the 'cherry on top' for our chefs in round one. International influences inspire our chefs when the entrée ingredients are revealed. It's a battle to the end!
    Judges: Michael Smith, Eden Grinshpan, Massimo Capra
    Competing Chefs:
    Pam Fanjoy (Age 45) from Erin, ON
    Magda Louis-Jean (Age 36) from Toronto, ON
    Chris Oliveira (Age 27) from Vancouver, BC
    Nathan Reid (Age 22) from Brampton, ON
  • All About the Bass
    All About the Bass

    Episode 6 - Season 3 - January 11, 2017

    It's off to a bitter start in the Appetizer round. The chefs are grasping at tails when they prepare their entrée. How many risks are they willing to take to become the next Chopped Canada champion!?
    Judges: Anne Yarymowich, Antonio Park, Lynn Crawford
    Competing Chefs: 
    Jean-Philippe Miron (Age 27) from Montreal, QB
    Alexander Molitz (Age 34) from Toronto, ON
    Kyle Christofferson (Age 31) from Halifax, NS
    Nathalie Des Rosiers (Age 24) from Montreal, QB
  • Cooking With Courage
    Cooking With Courage

    Episode 5 - Season 3 - January 10, 2017

    The Chefs go big with fierce flavours in the appetizer round. Entrée's can be lost in the sauce. It's overcoming fears as our chefs set out to cream the competition.
    Judges: Anne Yarymowich, Lynn Crawford, John Higgins
    Competing Chefs:
    Amanda Finkle (Age 33) from Bloomfield, ON)
    Josh Karbelnik (Age 25) from New Westminster, BC
    Derek McCann (Age 30) from Calgary, AB
    Stephanie Randall (Age 30) from Cambridge, ON
  • Redemption-Return to Victory
    Redemption-Return to Victory

    Episode 4 - Season 3 - January 9, 2017

    There’s nothing worse than getting chopped after the dessert round. Just ask these four chefs who are returning to the Chopped Canada kitchen for the ultimate vindication. Egos will be crushed and hearts will be broken as these fierce competitors try not to get chopped…again!
    Judges: Susur Lee, Lynn Crawford, Roger Mooking
    Competing Chefs:
    Matt Binkley (Age 38) from Toronto, ON
    Steve Glavicich (Age 45) from Calgary, AB
    Erin Harris (Age 35) from Ottawa, ON 
    Sebastien Laframboise (Age 27) from Quebec City, QB
  • Rice Twice
    Rice Twice

    Episode 3 - Season 3 - January 9, 2017

    Sweet and savory brings luck to the duck in the appetizer round. The entrée round has our judges chewing over tried and true or bold and new. A sorbet showdown determines the winner!
    Judges: John Higgins, Eden Grinshpan, Antonio Park 
    Competing Chefs:
    Kate Dean (Age 33) from Parksville, BC
    Ashley Dolbec (Age 25) from Vancouver, BC
    François Lavallée (Age 31) from Orleans, ON
    Qamar Masood (Age 64) from Ottawa, ON
  • Cooking La Vida Loca
    Cooking La Vida Loca

    Episode 21 - Season 3 - December 30, 2016

    The pig is hidden in the appetizer round.  The entrée basket’s brine will make a chef shine.  Will the chefs crumble in the dessert round?
    Competing chefs: 
    Steve Gonzalez, (39) from Toronto, ON
    Zachary Thompson (22) from Alexandria, ON
    JR Perras (31) from Lemoyne, QC
    Nick Valliquette (22) from Perth, ON
    Judges: John Higgins, Eden Grinshpan, Michael Smith


  • Helping Hands
    Helping Hands

    Episode 20 - Season 3 - December 30, 2016

    It’s all about “head, heart and haggis“ in the appetizer round. The entrée basket is a bit cheeky. The dessert round has our chefs jumping through loops.
    Competing chefs:
    Josh Gale (28) from Vancouver, BC
    David Braaten (30) from Surrey, BC
    Arron James Carley (32) from Stratford, ON
    Angie Mohr, (47) from Stratford, ON
    Judges: John Higgins, Eden Grinshpan, Massimo Capra
  • Batter Battle
    Batter Battle

    Episode 2 - Season 3 - December 23, 2016

    It‘s a battle with batter in the appetizer round. Which chef can take on the big fish in round two? It’s all peachy for one of the chefs at the end of the dessert round.
    Judges: Antonio Park, Eden Grinshpan, Mark McEwan
    Competing Chefs:
    David Antonucci (Age 24) from Montreal, QC
    Christina D’Angela (Age 31) from Thornhill, ON
    Erica Hakien (Age 25) form New Westminster, BC
    Robert McKim (Age 28) form Toronto, ON
  • Sauce On The Side
    Sauce On The Side

    Episode 1 - Season 3 - December 22, 2016

    Finger fruit challenges the chefs in the appetizer round. Complex cooking and keeping it simple are two different strategies our chefs take as they vie for the Chopped Canada top prize.

Season 2

  • Viewers' Choice: Land, Sea, Air

    Season 2 - March 10, 2017

    Fans across the nation weighed in with their ideas for these challenging baskets.  In the appetizer round prairie oysters and ketchup chips pop up as surprising choices from the land of plenty.  Round two is a seaside surprise with Gefilte fish and Squid Ink muddying the waters.  The dessert round really takes flight as the chefs wrestle with how to make things with wings into a sensational sweet.
    Judges: Susur Lee, Roger Mooking, Antonio Park

    Competing Chefs:
    Luc McCabe (Age 34) from Cornwall, ON 
    Andrew Hajjar (Age 26) from Toronto, ON 
    Dylan Draper (Age 29) from Calgary, AB
    Hunter J. Moyes (Age 31) from Vancouver, BC 


  • In A Pig's Ear

    Season 2 - January 27, 2017

    Four chefs duke it out over pigs ears and poblano peppers.  We find out which chefs will rocket ahead when beef hearts and turkey breast appear together in the entrée basket.  It's a vegetable filled dessert round with a tree tomato and carrot juice all standing in the way of the final victory.

    Judges: Susur Lee, Roger Mooking, Massimo Capra

    Competing Chefs:
    Sebastien Laframboise (Age 26) from Quebec, QC 
    Jamie Huynh (Age 29) from Vancouver, BC 
    Matthew Sullivan (Age 31) from Toronto, ON 
    Stefan Kuhn (Age 34) from Canmore, AB 


  • It's a Halva Day

    Season 2 - January 27, 2017

    It's game on as these four female chefs brave the baskets for a shot at $10,000.  Chefs bring a "can" do attitude in the first round, and salmon cakes abound.  The entrée round gets everyone's goat as they race to tenderize a tough piece of meat.  It's a halva time for the remaining two chefs to transform a frozen breakfast treat into a winning dessert.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Lynn Crawford, John Higgins

    Competing Chefs:
    Hanna Sogo (Age 23) from Surrey, BC 
    Stacie Royds (Age 41) from St. Catharines, ON 
    Elizabeth Phillips (Age 54) from Midland, ON 
    Becky Hood (Age 28) from Guelph, ON

  • Holler For Challah

    Season 2 - January 27, 2017

    Some chefs draw a boudin blanc in the appetizer round, while calmer (fish) heads prevail in round two.  Dessert makes the remaining two chefs holler for challah as they use this chewy bread as the basis for a za'atar filled dessert.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Anne Yarymowich, Eden Grinshpan

    Competing Chefs:
    Jack Demers (Age 43) from Vancouver, BC 
    Erin Harris (Age 34) from London, ON
    Rob Thomas (Age 37) from Winnipeg, MB
    Bryan Simmons (Age 30) from Whitby, ON 


  • Kat-A-What?

    Season 2 - January 27, 2017

    These chefs are puzzled by the presence of a Middle Eastern ingredient in the appetizer round.  Kat-a-what? Is it a noodle or is it a pastry?  The entrée round won’t be a snap as they must pair monkfish with cocktail onions and a sweet treat.  In the dessert round, it's a trip to Catalina as the chefs must figure out how to incorporate this ketchup-based dressing and tofu skin in a round winning dessert.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Anne Yarymowich, Eden Grinshpan

    Competing Chefs:
    Carol Christie (Age 48) from Sooke, BC
    Brian McKenna (Age 56) from Langley, BC
    Mario Spina (Age 50) from Calgary, AB
    Keith Hoare (Age 46) from Mississauga, ON

  • Cookin' At The Savoy

    Season 2 - December 21, 2016

    Canned sardines has the chefs in a pickle during the appetizer round. Will they be able to Roe their way to success with their entrée? Fortunes are told in the dessert round. 

    Judges: Antonio Park, John Higgins, Lynn Crawford

    Competing Chefs:
    Shane Chartrand (Age 25) from Ottawa, ON
    Harley MacIntyre (Age 50) from London, ON
    Alon Fuks (Age 28) from Toronto, ON
    Marcia Dellepoort (Age 41) from Toronto, ON
  • The World Is Your Lobster

    Season 2 - December 20, 2016

    The chefs compete to be a Lob-Star in the appetizer round. Tenderness doesn’t come easy when the chefs are faced with pot roast. It’s a blast from the past when ice cream parlour favourite roars into the dessert round.

    Judges: Antonio Park, Anne Yarymowich, Lynn Crawford

    Competing Chefs:
    Seika Groves (Age 50) from Hamilton, ON
    Damian Liengme (Age 44) from Antigonish, NS
    Brock Bowes (Age 36) from Osoyoos, BC
    Justin Bonney (Age 31) from Timmins, ON

  • Everything But The Kitchen Sink

    Season 2 - December 19, 2016

    The chefs see red in the appetizer round when duck gizzards and sauerkraut are revealed. Everything but the kitchen sink is used in the entrée round. Salt, sweet and sweaty hits the pots for dessert.

    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, Michael Smith

    Competing Chefs:
    Mathieu Masson-Duceppe (Age 23) from Longueuil, QC
    Ryan Rajkumar (Age 31) from Milton, ON
    Heather Porteous (Age 36) from Winnipeg, MB
    Zac Zorisky (Age 30) from Ladysmith, BC

  • Rib 'N Roll

    Season 2 - December 16, 2016

    Jelly rolls and stout face off in the appetizer round. The entrée basket brings the garden to the plate. Can the chefs overcome the machine as the clock ticks down in the dessert round?

    Judges: Susur Lee, John Higgins, Massimo Capra

    Competing Chefs:
    Sonia Cuffy (Age 40) from Scarborough, ON
    David Omar (Age 42) from Edmonton, AB
    Janice Mackay (Age 40) from Sydney, NS
    Kory Mills (Age 30) from Moore Falls, ON

  • Carnival: No Room For Seconds

    Season 2 - December 15, 2016

    It’s Merry-Go-Rounds as the Carnival comes to Chopped Canada! The chefs try to create a ‘ballyhoo” with an appetizer of waffle donuts and root beer floats. But will there be room for dessert after an entrée of chili fries and corn?

    Judges: Roger Mooking, Anne Yarymowich, Eden Grinshpan

    Competing Chefs:
    Cameron MacDonald (Age 32) from Port Colborne, ON
    Beth Hume (Age 27) from Cold Lake, AB
    Colin Robin (Age 30) from Calgary, AB
    Roger Andrews (Age 40) from St. John's, NL

  • Crabby Pans

    Season 2 - December 14, 2016

    No guts no glory for the chefs in the appetizer round. Will they be able to pull a rabbit out of their hat as they prepare their entrée? It all comes down to the wire in the desert round but which chef will make the best use of their time?

    Judges: Susur Lee, John Higgins, Eden Grinshpan

    Competing Chefs:
    Chris MacDougall (Age 39) from Banff, AB
    Matt Rosen (Age 39) from Toronto, ON
    Ben Leblanc (Age 28) from Windsor, ON
    Sonya Sammut (Age 30) from Montreal, QC

  • In The Name Of The Game

    Season 2 - December 13, 2016

    Tilapia and egg noodles create a bang out of bland. Can saba hide the gamey taste of elk loin in the entrée round?  No muss, no fuss when cornmeal is found in the dessert basket.

    Judges: Antonio Park, Anne Yarymowich, Roger Mooking

    Competing Chefs:
    Trevor McNeil (Age 26) from Toronto, ON
    Gregory Galoska (Age 27) from Flesherton, ON
    Barrie Elliot (Age 30) from Fernie, BC
    Nick Dompierre (Age 22) from Ottawa, ON

  • One For The Family

    Season 2 - December 12, 2016

    Old world spices meet new world sensations in the appetizer and entrée round. Civilizations collide when harissa and chocolate are combined. What will get the chef’s goat when a milk of a different kind is found in the dessert basket?

    Judges: Michael Smith, Roger Mooking, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Sharon Snow (Age 53) from St. John's, NL
    Miguel Cervantes (Age 43) from Toronto, ON
    Simon McGrath-Martel (Age 22) from Quebec, QC
    Ryan Gark (Age 37) from Courtenay, BC

  • Lost In Transformation

    Season 2 - December 9, 2016

    The chefs are challenged with “bucking” the trend when the appetizer ingredients are revealed. Entrée’s confirm that it’s hard to beat bacon. The chef’s discover that it’s not easy to use greens in a winning dessert.

    Judges: Susur Lee, Anne Yarymowich, Antonio Park

    Competing Chefs:
    Charles-Emmanuel Pariseau (Age 37) from Sherbrooke, QC
    Tara Pietroniro (Age 32) from Montreal, QC
    Matt Duffy (Age 31) from Hanover, ON
    Alex White (Age 28) from Mississauga, ON

  • Leftovers: Recycle, Reuse, Reheat!

    Season 2 - December 8, 2016

    Four chefs race against the clock to transform yesterday's meals into a winning dish. Stale bread, a gingerbread house and a bottle of bubbly add to the struggle as each competitor rolls up their sleeves in this exciting leftover episode.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Lynn Crawford, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Sean Reeve (Age 29) from Montreal, QC
    Gaetano Ferrara (Age 30) from Toronto, ON
    Tom Lee (Age 32) from Vancouver, BC
    Tim Halley (Age 43) from Guelph, ON

  • Can You Stomach This?

    Season 2 - December 7, 2016

    The chefs need to scuttle in the appetizer round. There’s no silver lining in the entrée round when tripe is found in the mystery basket. Will creativity turn sausages into a dessert worthy of winning.

    Judges: Susur Lee, Roger Mooking, Antonio Park

    Competing Chefs:
    Wallace Wong (Age 23) from Mississauga, ON
    Krissy Seymour (Age 34) from Vancouver, BC
    Matt Schram (Age 36) from Kirkland Lake, ON
    Tim Kozody (Age 29) from Vancouver, BC


  • No Choking Around

    Season 2 - December 6, 2016

    Will an appetizer with a prickly vegetable cause our chefs to choke or will berries and bran muffins stump them in the entrée round? For dessert, ingredients from four corners of the earth have the chefs inventing new cuisine.

    Judges: Lynn Crawford, John Higgins, Massimo Capra

    Competing Chefs:
    Debbie Clauss (Age 44) from Medicine Hat, AB
    Manny Ferriera (Age 32) from Hamilton, ON 
    Claudia Giermindl (Age 45) from Knightsville, NB 
    Chris Batzios (Age 26) from Montreal, QC 


  • Fowl Play

    Season 2 - December 5, 2016

    Can an appetizer be made from smoke and sugar or will some spice make it nice? The chefs face leftover butter chicken in the entrée basket and an injury takes its toll. Will slow and steady in the dessert round win the race?

    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, Massimo Capra

    Competing Chefs:
    Paul Ambrose Heighton (Age 35) from Pictou County, NS
    Richard Baksh (Age 30) from Calgary, AB
    Anne Sorrenti (Age 46) from Toronto, ON
    Dave Mottershall (Age 32) from Toronto, ON


  • Fire In the Hole

    Season 2 - December 2, 2016

    Will one chef's dream of winning the $10,000 go up in flames? This sugar filled episode starts the chefs’ day off with an instant breakfast treat and maple butter in the appetizer round.  It's anyone's game as pheasant is paired with a chocolate candy treat and vanilla beans in the entrée round.  One chef make dollars from donuts in the dessert round.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Lynn Crawford, Massimo Capra

    Competing Chefs:
    Angela Villalta (Age 24) from Whitby, ON 
    Britney Condotta (Age 25) from Jordan, ON 
    Caroline Brunet (Age 22) from Chateauguay, QC 
    Chris Doepner (Age 26) from Milton, ON 

  • Crème de la Crop

    Season 2 - December 1, 2016

    A pork delicacy and a jarred delight jockey for position in the appetizer basket.  Round two finds the chefs struggling with two Australian favourites in the entrée basket - sweet pavlova and spring lamb.  A standard roast beef dinner accompaniment makes an appearance in the dessert round, confusing flavours even further with mint and pineapple.

    Judges: Lynn Crawford, Anne Yarymowich, Antonio Park

    Competing Chefs:
    Gordon Desormeaux aka Chef Dez (Age 47) from Mission, BC 
    Adrian Forte (Age 26) from Toronto, ON 
    Stuart Saunders (Age 38) from Toronto, ON 
    Kendra Smith (Age 29) from Calgary, AB  

  • Taken Out By Take Out

    Season 2 - November 30, 2016

    It's time to open the takeout containers in this themed episode.  Greek Salad and Beef Pho make for strange bedfellows in the appetizer round.  The second round challenges the chefs to see who can transform a drive-thru staple into haute cuisine.  The dessert round pits the remaining chefs against each other in an Asian adventure with a cherry twist.

    Judges: Susur Lee, John Higgins, Massimo Capra

    Competing Chefs:
    Stephanie O’Brien (Age 47) from Mount Pearl, NL 
    Devon Thurston (Age 34) from Hamilton, ON 
    Alison Iannarelli (Age 30) from Markham, ON 
    Alana Peckham (Age 32) from Burnaby, BC 

  • A Brisket, A Basket

    Season 2 - November 29, 2016

    There's no escaping the challenge in round one as four chefs battle to transform chicken wieners and dried fruit into a winning combination.  Brisket proves a tough meat to handle in the entrée round as the chefs fight to move on. Dessert is a prickly pickle as both chefs strive to create a delightful dish from cactus and crescent rolls.     
    Judges: Michael Smith, Susur Lee, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Tania Ganassini (Age 27) from Toronto, ON 
    Daryle Ryo Nagata (Age 52) from Richmond, BC 
    Line Lefebvre (Age 31) from Ottawa, ON 
    Bhavesh Karna (Age 25) from Markham, ON
  • Every Round Has Its Thorns

    Season 2 - November 28, 2016

    Four chefs are challenged out of the gate as a host of unusual ingredients take the stage.  Ready-made eggrolls and stilton cheese collide in the appetizer round, giving way to the odd pairing of blood sausage and lemongrass in the entrée.  The last two chefs struggle with sweet and salty in the dessert round featuring spicy salted plums and vanilla frosting.

    Judges: Michael Smith, John Higgins, Massimo Capra

    Competing Chefs:
    Christine Moody (Age 30) from Toronto, ON 
    Shane Chartrand (Age 38) from Edmonton, AB 
    Janet Burnup (Age 32) from Mississauga, ON 
    Roary MacPherson (Age 47) from Mount Pearl, NL  

  • Steaking Their Claim

    Season 2 - November 25, 2016

    Frog legs and cookies get things hopping in the appetizer round, as these four chefs face off.  Cherry cheesecake raises the steaks in round two as one chef finds a new and inventive use for a toaster!  Ultimately, one chef is no match for the other as paneer and elderflower liqueur take centre stage in round three.

    Judges: Lynn Crawford, John Higgins, Antonio Park

    Competing Chefs:
    Giuseppe Sacchetti (Age 29) from Montreal, QC 
    David Jackman (Age 26) from Vancouver, BC 
    Ted Dimoglou (Age 35) from Windsor, ON 
    Erin Smith (Age 26) from Toronto, ON

  • Dippity Do What?

    Season 2 - November 24, 2016

    The chefs get an unhelpful hand in the appetizer round when a pre-packaged staple rears its ugly head.  There's not much love for turducken as the chefs battle it out in round two.  Dessert throws yet another curveball with fiddleheads in the mix.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Susur Lee, Lynn Crawford

    Competing Chefs:
    Abraham Wornovitzky (Age 31) from Toronto, ON 
    Justin Flood (Age 37) from Cowansville, QC 
    Blythe Ogston (Age 22) from Toronto, ON 
    Paddy Townsend (Age 30) from Toronto, ON 


  • How About Them Apples!

    Season 2 - November 23, 2016

    It's a culture clash for these chefs as Italian Soda, Thai noodles and Indian spice garam masala collide in round one.  Frozen french fries and tuna steaks force the chefs to sharpen their knives in the entrée round.  It's time to harvest the prize in the dessert round as apples get the royal treatment in this fall flavoured basket.

    Judges: Susur Lee, Roger Mooking, Massimo Capra

    Competing Chefs:
    Maru Eugenia Cacho (Age 26) from Toronto, ON 
    Brody Ashton (Age 29) from Calgary, AB
    John Alvarez (Age 29) from Windsor, ON 
    Patrick Mathieu (Age 35) from Wellesley, ON 


Season 1

  • The Sweet Taste of Success

    Season 1 - May 6, 2017

    This candy filled episode pits Quebec chefs vs. Ontario chefs in a heated battle for Chopped Canada Champion.  Black licorice and candy coated chocolates cause sweet struggles in the first two rounds, while a basket of woodsy and spicy flavours turns things upside down when it comes time for dessert.

    Judges: Lynn Crawford, John Higgins, Vikram Vij

    Competing Chefs:
    Lukas Gurtner (Age 24) from Montreal, QC
    Jason Nolan (Age 40) from Toronto, ON
    Tammi McGee (Age 35) from Gatineau, QC
    Damien Wilmot (Age 29) from Toronto, ON

  • You Can't Win If You Don't Plate

    Season 1 - May 5, 2017

    A common breakfast ingredient causes the chefs to fritter away time and key ingredients miss making the plate.  Miso paste challenges the palate in a salty entrée basket and an eel of a surprise in the dessert round leaves the chefs looking for inventive ways to present old favourites.

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Kai Zyganiuk (Age 32) from Toronto, ON
    Kirk Weiss (Age 51) from London, ON
    Mark McCrowe (Age 30) from St. John's, NL
    Erik Kekes-Marshall (Age 25) from Toronto, ON

  • Who Gives A Geoduck

    Season 1 - March 6, 2017

    Chicken livers and seaweed crack open this competition as four chefs fight it out. Ingredients are missed, and a clam of a different colour causes complications in the dinner round.  A familiar comfort food poses a new challenge in the final round as both chefs struggle to repurpose it into a prize winning dessert.

    Judges:  Michael Smith, Vikram Vij and Susur Lee

    Competing Chefs:
    Huberto Sanchez (Age 35) from London, ON
    Matt Chandler (Age 30) from Charlottetown, PEI
    Miheer Shete (Age 30) from Toronto, ON
    Evelynn Takoff (Age 27) from Kelowna, BC


  • Some Skin In the Game

    Season 1 - March 4, 2017

    The chefs each show they've got some skin in the game with some excellent uses of epiderm in the appetizer round.  One chef attempts the im-pasta-ble in the entrée course .  Chefs mustn't flake out over dried mashed potatoes and fennel in the dessert round.

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Vikram Vij

    Competing Chefs:
    Pierre Lamielle (Age 33) from Calgary, AB
    Abbey Solomon (Age 31) from Grimsby, ON
    Sheina Haddad (Age 27) from London, ON
    Sue Wiebe (Age 62) from Abbotsford, BC

  • One Flew Over the Cocoa Nest

    Season 1 - March 3, 2017

    Four chefs stick their necks out when Ostrich and Lollipops make an appearance in the appetizer round.  The entrée  makes for a wild time when chefs must mix a jiggly dessert with this gamey meat.  It’s a bit of a pickle for the two remaining chefs who must find a way to sneak this popular bar food into a prize winning dessert.

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, John Higgins

    Competing Chefs:
    Henry Strong (Age 44) from Ottawa, ON
    Christina Pugliese (Age 30) from Montreal, QC
    Romeo Oloresisimo (Age 33) from Kamloops, BC
    Daren Bergeron (Age 40) from Montreal, QC

  • That Wascally Wabbit

    Season 1 - March 2, 2017

    In a battle of the young versus the seasoned, four chefs face off to win the $10,000 prize.  A strong appetizer round with escargot and onion rings leaves the judges wondering who should be chopped.  The rabbit’s out of the hat in the dinner round as the chefs struggle to strike it right.  In the dessert round it's the duck that's laid the golden egg as one chef pulls ahead to win the race.

    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, John Higgins

    Competing Chefs:
    Hayden Johnston (Age 23) from Toronto, ON
    Winston Hugh (Age 27) from Toronto, ON
    Robert Mills (Age 40) from Toronto, ON
    Katherine MacDonald (Age 44) from Surrey, BC

  • Showdown at the Oka Corral

    Season 1 - March 1, 2017

    A fluffy sweet and a stiff drink raise the bar in the first round as a new mom and a chef school instructor set out to prove they’ve got what it takes in this episode of Chopped Canada.  Organs and fruit make strange dinner partners in round two.  A sweet treat and a smoked meat bring out fierce competition for the final prize.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Lynn Crawford, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Tobias Grignon (Age 31) from Vancouver, BC
    Johnathan Sobol (Age 29) from Calgary, AB
    Daniel Trottier (Age 56) from Rosemere, QB
    Stephanie Schoales (Age 26) from Kelowna, BC

  • Pressed For Ham

    Season 1 - March 1, 2017

    The chefs are hard pressed to impress in this appetizer round featuring canned meat and kohlrabi. Three remaining chefs give us something to "root" for when they combine bacon and this Asian vegetable.  Ultimately one chef will "beet" out a victory with a sweet and spicy dessert basket.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Anne Yarymowich, Susur Lee

    Competing Chefs
    Matthew Pennell (Age 30) from Moncton, NB
    Subra Balakrishnan (Age 28) from Markhan, ON
    Tony Velinov (Age 34) from St. John's, NF
    Derek Ralph (Age 41) from Calgary, AB

  • The Spruce is Loose

    Season 1 - February 28, 2017

    One chef finds himself in hot water when mussels and mushrooms appear in the appetizer round.  A beverage from the space age makes for a sweet surprise in the dinner round.  The chefs spruce things up in the dessert round with a sweet basket straight from the tropics.

    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, Annne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Alexander Svenne (Age 42) from Winnepeg, MB
    JohnRoss Woodland (Age 23) from Picton, ON
    Bruno Feldeisen (Age 48) from Vancouver, BC
    Takumi Kitamura (Age 32) from Victoria, BC


  • Snakes and Batters

    Season 1 - February 27, 2017

    One chef gets skewered by candy rolls and beef loin in the appetizer round while the remaining chefs get a leg up in the entrée round. The dessert round poses a hot date with destiny for the final two chefs. 

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Vikram Vij

    Competing Chefs:
    Craig D' Cruze (Age 33) from Calgary, AB
    Miriam Martinez (Age 30) from Toronto, ON
    Julian Harries- Jones (Age 31) from Toronto, ON
    Jessica Pelland (Age 26) from Calgary, AB

  • When Life Hands You Lemonade

    Season 1 - February 27, 2017

    A sickeningly sweet canned good presents a challenge in the appetizer round as one young buck faces off against three seasoned chefs.  Colourful candies and burdock root complicate the  entrée basket. In the dessert round, the last remaining chefs fight to keep their dreams from being squashed.

    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, John Higgins

    Competing Chefs:
    Jesse Mutch (Age 23) from Toronto, ON
    Doreen Prei (Age 34) from Edmonton, AB
    Neil Dowson (Age 41) from Picton, ON
    Pascal Bisson (Age 32) from Montreal, QC

  • The Young and the Timeless

    Season 1 - February 25, 2017

    Chefs stumble over simple ingredients when cheese puffs and chicken make an early appearance.  In the entrée round the canned version of an elegant seafood confounds. The remaining two chefs struggle to transform two kinds of pork into a delectable dessert.

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, John Higgins

    Competing Chefs:
    Philip Tarlo (Age 62) from Collingwood, ON
    Carolyn Jones (Age 47) from Penetanguishene, ON
    Toivo Heyduck (Age 25) from Sooke, BC
    Derek Pennell (Age 29) from Carleton Place, ON

  • For the Love of Cod

    Season 1 - February 24, 2017

    Cod tongues cause conniptions as three earnest chefs struggle to defeat a cocky contender who's promised to quit cooking forever if he doesn't take home the Chopped Canada prize.  In the entrée round, calves' liver and cupcakes are a pairing for despairing.  It's a battle to the end as both chefs choose choux pastry as a foil for a cheese filled dessert.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Lynn Crawford, John Higgins

    Competing Chefs:
    David Husereau (Age 45) from Jasper, AB
    Ian Thompson (Age 35) from Washago, ON
    Audie Grant (Age 39) from Montreal, QC
    Jayke Carter (Age 26) from Toronto, ON

  • High Steaks

    Season 1 - February 23, 2017

    It's a scrambled start as the chefs flame out over sirloin and spirits.  The entrée round becomes a turkey shoot as the remaining chefs go bananas to make it to the final battle.  One chef melts down as they noodle things over for the $10,000 prize.

    Judges: Vikram Vij, John Higgins, Lynn Crawford

    Competing Chefs:
    Brett Turnbull (Age 37) from  Markham, ON
    Michael Luck (Age 42) from Toronto, ON
    Victor Bongo (Age 29) from Vancouver, BC
    Boris Rubstov (Age 31) from Woodbridge, ON

  • Slaying the Dragonfruit

    Season 1 - February 22, 2017

    Four chefs dig deep to fight the dragon as an exotic fruit rears its head in the appetizer round.  Things get a bit fishy as the chefs are handed a sweet, cheesy basket for the entrée round.  One chef chooses rhyme over reason as he boozes it up, while another leaves his beer on ice for the final showdown.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Vikram Vij, Susur Lee

    Competing Chefs:
    Bev Milnes (Age 45) from Toronto, ON
    Frank Sham (Age 47) from Kelowna, BC
    Justin Myles (Age 28) from Kearney, ON
    Norman Aitken (Age 32) from Ottawa, ON

  • A Wing and a Prayer

    Season 1 - February 22, 2017

    It's a battle of the wings in round one as the chefs jockey for a spot at the fryer and one chef's chicken is well underdone.  There's a lot at steak when three chefs try to combine a traditional Japanese vegetable with a classic childhood snack. An ambitious dessert effort impresses the judges, but will it hold up?

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Lynn Crawford, Vikram Vij

    Competing Chefs:
    Michael Dolente (Age 26) from Toronto, ON
    Nicholas Wong (Age 41) from Mississauga, ON
    Anthony Figliano (Age 28) from Toronto, ON
    James Hannah (Age 23) from Vancouver, BC

  • Slippery When Wet

    Season 1 - February 21, 2017

    A lunch lady,  a dinner theater chef, a prodigal daughter, and a small town cook with big city dreams battle to prove they are worthy of the title of Chopped Canada Champion.  The chefs are dealt a slippery hand as they must work with smelts and smoky eel.

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Lynn Crawford, Susur Lee

    Competing Chefs:
    Kieth Carlson (Age 37) from Claresholm, AB
    Sherry Gallinger (Age 35) from Kitchener, ON
    Missy Hui (Age 29) from Toronto, ON
    Pieter Van Meenen (Age 48) from Port Coquitlam, BC

  • Offal to the Races

    Season 1 - February 18, 2017

    Strawberry and sausage stump four fabulous chefs in the appetizer round.  An offal entrée basket sets one chef apart from the rest, but will it be enough to survive the chopping block and win it all?  A marriage of marzipan and tarragon brings things to a brittle finish!

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Anne Yarymowich, Vikram Vij

    Competing Chefs:
    Martin Juneau (Age 35) from Montreal, QC
    Simon McNeil (Age 42) from Vancouver, BC
    Paul McGreevy (Age 34) from Calgary, AB
    Trevor Ritchie (Age 28) from Toronto, ON

  • Ramp It Up

    Season 1 - February 17, 2017

    It's do(nut) or die as the chefs ramp up for the first round.  Octopus challenges the chefs to come up with three very different entrées, but ultimately, it's all about the pastry as the final chefs face off to create a dessert that will save them from the chopping block.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Vikram Vij, John Higgins

    Competing Chefs:
    Maurice Desharnais (Age 32) from St. Catherines, ON
    Anthony D'Ambrosio (Age 39) from Toronto, ON
    Whitney Mayes (Age 29) from North York, ON
    Jose Mendoza (Age 50) from Whitby, ON

  • Clams, Lamb, Thank You Ma'am

    Season 1 - February 16, 2017

    Clams prove surprisingly difficult in the first round for these four chefs.  Kimchi strikes a tangy note in the entrée round, but a bold use of this one ingredient cannot make up for the quality of others.  Durian for dessert is a welcome, but stinky, challenge for two chefs whose inventiveness knows no bounds.

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Susur Lee

    Competing Chefs:
    Luke Hayes-Alexander (Age 22) from Kingston, ON
    Jesse Fader (Age 31) from Toronto, ON
    Brianne Nash (Age 24) from Mississauga, ON
    William Tse (Age 40) from Vancouver, BC

  • The Trouble with Tuile

    Season 1 - February 15, 2017

    Chefs squabble for first place in the appetizer round, and chemistry finds its way into the kitchen.  A creative use of rambutan sets one chef apart from the rest in the entrée round.  Will experience trump ingenuity when it comes to incorporating radishes and feta cheese in a show stopping dessert?

    Judges: Michael Smith, John Higgins, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Luca Cianciulli (Age 22) from Montreal, QC
    Adam Ryan (Age 26) from Orangeville, ON
    Mariel Montero Sena (Age 30) from Edmonton, AB
    Trevor Wilkinson (Age 44) from Toronto, ON

  • Just Desserts

    Season 1 - February 14, 2017

    In this cavity-inducing episode of Chopped Canada, a different childhood sweet appears in each basket.  Our four chefs must really dig deep as they look to marry candy and fish, duck and snack cakes, and relish and graham crackers in this sweet episode. 

    Judges: Vikram Vij, Anne Yarymowich, Susur Lee

    Competing Chefs:
    Paul Lillakas (Age 24) from Toronto, ON
    Terrance Tew (Age 22) from St. Thomas, ON
    Eric Wood (Age 34) from Toronto, ON
    Bryan Birch (Age 30) from Toronto, ON

  • All's Fair in Cooking & War

    Season 1 - February 13, 2017

    A seafood laden basket forces the chefs to shuck against time in the appetizer round.  Things take flight after that, when the quail hits the floor.  It's ice cream vs. ice cream in the dessert round as one chef's shot at 10K melts away.

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Steve Glavicich (Age 43) from Calgary, AB
    Robert Rose (Age 30) from Stratford, ON
    Alvin Viguilla (Age 26) from Toronto, ON
    Diana Johnstone (Age 31) from Squamish, BC

  • Food, Sweat, and Tears

    Season 1 - February 10, 2017

    Things really heat up as four chefs tug at our heartstrings in this emotional episode of Chopped Canada. In the appetizer round, the competition tries not to choke on processed cheese and baked beans.  The entrée forces them to sharpen their skills with razor clams and hickory sticks.  Another family favourite makes an appearance in the dessert round, finding one chef right in his comfort zone.

    Judges: Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, John Higgins

    Competing Chefs:
    Adam Calzonetti (Age 35) from Guelph, ON
    Robin Wasicuna (Age 42) from Yellowknife, NWT
    Ryan Reed (Age 31) from Victoria, BC
    Michael Batke (Age 43) from Calgary, AB

  • Disheveled Until Dessert

    Season 1 - February 9, 2017

    Four chefs find themselves in a pickle at the start of this episode.  Competition heats up in the entrée round as one chef gets the cold (pork) shoulder.  A boozy basket yields two spectacular desserts, leaving the judges with a very difficult decision.

    Judges: Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Johan Maes (Age 39) from Toronto, ON
    Shelley Robinson (Age 49) from Kamloops, BC
    Patrick Vasiliauskas (Age 35) from Montreal, QC
    Daniel Janetos (Age 27) from Waterloo, ON

  • The Proof is in the Pudding

    Season 1 - February 8, 2017

    The chefs hash it out over mac & cheese loaf and one chef's appetizer is a cut above the rest.  Popcorn spices things up in the entrée round where all three chefs struggle to marry some unusual ingredients.  In the dessert round, the proof is in the butterscotch pudding as the chefs mirror each other’s desserts.

    Judges: Michael Smith, Vikram Vij, Anne Yarymowich

    Competing Chefs:
    Matt Binkley (Age 36) from Toronto, ON
    Jonathan O'Callaghan (Age 31) from Toronto, ON
    Tim Schorno (Age 38) from Bancroft, ON
    Stephanie Brewster (Age 46) from London, ON