Recipe to Riches announces cakes category winner

From a media release:

Recipe to Riches’ Cakes Category Winner is Fall River Nova Scotia’s Jacqui Keseluk and Her Multi Layered Peach Cake

In Wednesday (Oct. 26) night’s episode of Food Network’s newest Canadian original reality competition series Recipe to Riches, rock n’ roll-loving pastry chef Jacqui Keseluk from Fall River, Nova Scotia, was declared the winner of the “Cakes” category.

As the winner of her category, Jacqui will receive $25,000 and her Multi-Layered Peach Cake will be a new President’s Choice® product, available in select Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across the country starting this weekend. For a list of where President’s Choice® products are sold across Canada, please click here.

Jacqui’s competition in the “Cakes” 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 recipes’ 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 President’s Choice® product available in select Loblaw banner stores across the country. Each week, Canadians will have the chance to sample category winners’ products in-store. After all category winners have been determined, it’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 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 – the largest cash prize in Canadian reality television history.