Chopped'' heads north of the border to Canada with a familiar format and new host, Toronto native Dean McDermott, perhaps best known as being the husband of actress Tori Spelling and co-star of theTori & Dean'' reality TV franchise. Each episode of
Chopped Canada'' challenges four professional chefs to turn boxes of mystery ingredients into a three-course meal in a race against the clock. Each course serves as its own round in the competition, and the chef with the least-successful dish -- as determined by a panel of judges -- is eliminated after each round. The chef who comes out on top following the dessert round wins $10,000 and the title ofChopped Canada'' champion.
Part 1 of 5. A teen tournament gets underway in the Season 3 premiere, which also features the debut of Brad Smith as series host. Included: Four young chefs take on the sous vide, a CO2 canister and the anti-griddle. Also: Tensions runs high as a kitchen mishap threatens one of the competitor's chances of making it to the finale.
Part 2 of 5. The teen tournament continues with four young chefs being put to the test when they find "ants on a log" in their appetizer baskets. Also: Things snap, crackle and burn in the entrée round.
Part 3 of 5. The Teen Tournament continues with wild boar sausage in the appetizer round. Also: The claws come out when making entrées; and crumpets and an unusual fruit are the dessert ingredients.
Part 4 of 5. The Teen Tournament continues with the penultimate battle, which finds the chefs in a pickle when they face a protein substitute.
The grand finale of the Teen Tournament. Included: Things get greasy in the appetizer round; the entrée basket puts the chefs in a pickerel; and a popular sandwich serves as the basis for a prize-winning dessert.
The appetizer basket is hopping and popping before the junior cooks "bok it up” in the entrée round. And dessert goes from bitter to sweet. Judges: Anne Yarymowich, Susur Lee, Eden Grinshpan Competitors: Paige Clark, Age 11 (Brantford, ON) Ryan Valentino, Age 10 (Toronto, ON) Zoe Tarsitano, Age 12 (Cookstown, ON) Ellie Shram, Age 11 (Thornhill, ON)
The judges get cheesed with the appetizers. The juniors get creative and innovative in the entrée round. No sour grapes in the dessert round. Judges: Anne Yarymowich, Mark McEwan, Eden Grinshpan Competitors: Wynnie Hatcher, Age 10 (Toronto, ON) Billy Magirias, Age 10 (Toronto, ON) Hannah Hutzul, Age 11 (Toronto, ON) Erica Bucciacchio, Age 11 (Laval, QC)
Seasoning the sauce is key. But will it help the entrée when our cooks face a "rocky" round? In the final round, these junior cooks learn that everything is better with bacon - even dessert! Judges: Lynn Crawford, Anne Yarymowich, Mark McEwan Competitors: Cameron Knowles, Age 13 (Milton, ON) Ben Hagens, Age 13 (High River, AB) Leia Martin, Age 12 (Oakville, ON) Evan Kiriakou, Age 12 (Toronto, ON)
The juniors get colourful with their dishes. They take on a lean and mean ingredient in the entrée round and learn that adding some sweet can spice up any meat. Judges: Susur Lee, Lynn Crawford, Massimo Capra Competitors: Hudson Stiver, Age 13 (Bowen Island, BC) Eyal Stopnicki, Age 13 (Toronto, ON) Sydney Allen, Age 13 (Ottawa, ON) Abigail Chu, Age 12 (Mississauga, ON)
The junior cooks give'r with liver in the appetizer round and put their knife skills to test with a mystery entrée ingredient. It’s a sea of red when they open the dessert basket. Judges: Susur Lee, Eden Grinshpan, John Higgins Competitors: Jonathan Giovannoni, Age 12 (Spruce Grove, AB) Ryleigh Taylor, Age 12 (Toronto, ON) Jessica Davis-Sydor, Age 13 (Toronto, ON) Teanna Rauckman, Age 12 (Calgary, AB)
This kid showdown finds our junior chefs facing two proteins in the appetizer basket with a cherry on top. The entrée moves along at a snail's pace before a spicy surprise turns up the heat in the final round. Judges: John Higgins, Anne Yarymowich, Susur Lee Competitors: Jayna Lunny, Age 13 (Vancouver, BC) Taylor Durkee, Age 13 (Toronto, ON) Ryan Morantz, Age 12 (Toronto, ON) Charlie Bender, Age 11 (Thornhill, ON)
It's a horse race for the teen chefs when butter chicken lasagna is revealed in the basket. Noodles cause confusion in the dessert round.
It's sweet and spicy for the teens in the appetizer round. Jicama proves to be a challenge during the entrée. Dessert leaves the competitors frozen and confused.
Stinky gorgonzola adds an extra obstacle right out of the gate. Hands get clammy in the entrée round. A fibrous fruit threatens the outcome of the dessert round.
The teen chefs find multiple organs in the appetizer basket. The entrée serves up ice cream cones. There's blueberry pie for dessert.
Four talented teen chefs tackle an under the sea salad in the appetizer basket before a "jar-ing" surprise packs a double punch in the entrée. A buzz-worthy basket ingredient in the dessert round leads to a battle of the cakes.