From a media release:
CANADA TO GET ‘CHOPPED’
- Shaw Media Partners with Paperny Entertainment to Produce First Canadian Edition of Hit US Series
- National Casting Call Opens Today
- Series to Premiere in Winter 2014 on Food Network Canada
Shaw Media announced today that the popular competitive culinary format, Chopped, will be developed into a Canadian series exclusively for Food Network Canada. Having inked a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive, the network is partnering with award-winning Paperny Entertainment on production of the series currently slated to premiere in winter 2014 on Food Network. The national casting call for Chopped Canada begins today with information available at foodnetwork.ca/castingcall
The original Chopped series has consistently been a top performing series on Food Network in Canada since premiering in 2009, continually ranking as a top 10 program on the schedule. The Canadian edition promises to follow a similar formula to the original series, featuring four chefs per episode who must beat the clock to create a dish using a basket full of mystery ingredients. The competition consists of three rounds, challenging competitors to create an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert. A panel of judges critique each chef’s offering based on presentation, taste and creativity, sending one chef home at the end of each round until one is named victorious.
Chopped Canada is looking for Canadian professional chefs with a competitive edge. Visit foodnetwork.ca/castingcall