From a media release:
TOP CHEF CANADA BRINGS ABOARD CELEBRATED TELEVISION PERSONALITY THEA ANDREWS AS SERIES HOST
Food Network Canada and Insight Production Company Ltd. announce that television host and passionate foodie Thea Andrews (Entertainment Tonight; ESPN) will host the premiere season of Top Chef Canada, the anticipated Canadian version of the award-winning U.S. series. Top Chef Canada – which sees Canada’s top culinary talent face-off for the chance to win $100,000 and the â€˜Canada’s Top Chef’ title â€“ premieres spring 2011 on Food Network.
Canadian Thea Andrews is an experienced TV personality and entertainment journalist, having worked as a correspondent and weekend host for Entertainment Tonight in Los Angeles, as co-host for several ESPN series and, most recently, co-hosting the 16th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards Red Carpet Show for TNT. A bon vivant at heart, Thea has studied and taken cooking classes both in New York and Los Angeles. Thea and her husband have organized vacations around visits to vineyards and restaurants they have heard about. She recently took her love of the culinary world one step further by investing in a brand new 315-seat New York restaurant called Millesime opening in the historic Carlton Hotel in September. The two floor restaurant features 2-star Michelin chef, Laurent Manrique, and a 2 million dollar show kitchen.
For more information on Top Chef Canada visit www.foodnetwork.ca/topchef.