From a media release:
Recipe to Richesâ€™ Cakes Category Winner is Fall River Nova Scotia’s Jacqui Keseluk and Her Multi Layered Peach Cake
In Wednesday (Oct. 26) nightâ€™s episode of Food Networkâ€™s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, rock nâ€™ roll-loving pastry chef Jacqui Keseluk from Fall River, Nova Scotia, was declared the winner of the â€œCakesâ€ category.
As the winner of her category, Jacqui will receive $25,000 and her Multi-Layered Peach Cake will be a new Presidentâ€™s ChoiceÂ® product, available in select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the country starting this weekend. For a list of where Presidentâ€™s ChoiceÂ® products are sold across Canada, please click here.
Jacquiâ€™s competition in the â€œCakesâ€ category was flight attendant Melissa Lam (38, Calgary, AB) with her Banana Chocolate Cake and stay-at-home mom Crystal Peach (33, Kentville, NS) with her Orange Chocolate Silk Cake. The three finalists competed in a series of challenges that evaluated their recipesâ€™ taste, quality, commercial viability and the entrepreneurial prowess of a potential product launch.
Hosted by former The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, the competition is judged by a panel of experts including Laura Calder, host of French Food at Home; Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of leading advertising agency Capital C; and Dana McCauley, Culinary Director at Janes Family Foods. Making a special appearance as a weekly guest judge is Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited.
The winners of each category will receive a $25,000 cash prize and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for their recipe to be developed into a Presidentâ€™s ChoiceÂ® product available in select Loblaw banner stores across the country. Each week, Canadians will have the chance to sample category winnersâ€™ products in-store. After all category winners have been determined, itâ€™s up to Canadian viewers to vote for the best of the best.
Food Network will air a marathon recapping all seven episodes on December 7th from 4pm ET until 11pm ET and Canadians can vote online at www.recipetoriches.ca beginning at 12:01am ET on December 7th until 11:59pm ET on December 9th. During the exciting December 14th finale, viewers will witness who will take home the $250,000 grand prize â€“ the largest cash prize in Canadian reality television history.