Get ready for something sweet on February 14, Canada, and no, we’re not talking about a box of chocolates. Masterchef Chef Canada Season 3 is set to premiere on Valentine’s Day, with a special sneak peek broadcast on February 8, on CTV.
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Season 3 features another batch of home cooks from a diverse array of backgrounds and with varying expertise preparing signature dishes for judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. This season’s winner will take home a cool $100,000 cash prize and the title of Canada’s next MasterChef.
— Michael Bonacini (@MichaelBonacini) January 18, 2016
If you want to get an early taste of Season 3, an exclusive preview will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 8 at at CTV.ca, the CTV GO app, and on set top box.
Here’s a synopsis of the premiere episode:
In the premiere episode, following national auditions to discover Canada’s most promising home cooks, the finalists handle their first pressure cooker of the competition as they prepare their signature dish for judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. For some, this will be the kiss of death as the judges’ discriminating palates will determine whose plates are worthy of a coveted white apron. With the home cooks requiring a ‘yes’ from each judge to receive an apron this season, it’s harder than ever for the finalists to make it into the coveted Top 14. When the competition continues during the second episode, airing Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, a select number of home cooks will compete in a head-to-head challenge with the hope of advancing in the competition and reaching the Top 14.
— CLAUDIO APRILE (@claudioaprile) January 18, 2016
The Top 40 cooking for the Masterchef Canada title are:
- Alawn Lai, a Real Estate Developer from Markham, Ont.
- Alex Gabriele, a Sales Administrator from Montréal, Qué.
- Allie Romao, a Staffing Consultant from Edmonton, Alta.
- Amanda Caruso, a Costumer from Montréal, Qué.
- Amanda Gill, an Athletics and Student Life Coordinator from Montréal, Qué.
- April Lee Baker, a Homemaker from Calgary, Alta.
- Carlo Lato, a Server from Montréal, Qué.
- Carrla Cowley, a High School Teacher from Sturgeon County, Alta.
- Coco Perron, in Customer Service from Montréal, Qué.
- Danae Daniels, a Model from Vancouver, B.C.
- Dave Kantor, VP Operations, Telecommunications from Edmonton, Alta.
- David Young, a Carpenter from Moncton, N.B.
- Domingo Lumanog, a Brand Manager from Calgary, Alta.
- Dru Davids, a Graphic Designer from Edmonton, Alta.
- Elizabeth Bowers, an Administrator from Toronto, Ont.
- Ernie Chow, a Management Consultant from Toronto, Ont.
- Fanassa Kettle, a Pharmacist from Montréal, Qué.
- Jacqueline Clark, an Accountant from Abbotsford, B.C.
- Jasdeep Sra, a Carpenter from Surrey, B.C.
- Jennifer Baglione, a Salon Manager from Maple, Ont.
- Jeremy Senaris, a Building Plan Examiner from Winnipeg, Man.
- Jose Torres, a Flight Attendant from Calgary, Alta.
- Julia Mark, a Makeup Artist from Burnaby, B.C.
- Kendra Olesen, a Server from Saskatoon, Sask.
- Les Barr, a Farmer from Digby, N.S.
- Mags Kandis, a Writer and Designer from Wellington, Ont.
- Mary Berg, an Insurance Broker from Toronto, Ont.
- Matthew Astorga, a Digital Design Consultant from Pitt Meadows, B.C.
- Michelle Nault, a Teacher from Bolton, Ont.
- Mike Johnson, a Student and Cheerleader from London, Ont.
- Nicole Olthius, a Stay-At-Home Mom from Cardston, Alta.
- Reno Vaccaro, a Phys Ed Teacher from Montréal, Qué.
- Robyn Held, an Investment Banker from Toronto, Ont.
- Sean Hickey, an Auto Worker from London, Ont.
- Shawn Karls, a Doctor from Montréal, Qué.
- Terry Adido, a PhD Law Student from Edmonton, Alta.
- Travis Petersen, Manager, Oil and Gas Industry, Calgary, Alta.
- Veronica Cham, a Lawyer from Toronto, Ont.
- Vince Spitale, a Contractor from Pickering, Ont.
- Zhara Mian, Unemployed from Toronto, Ont.