CTV unveils MasterChef Canada Season 2 competitors


From a media release:

CTV revealed today the home cook finalists who are set to compete in the second blockbuster season of MASTERCHEF CANADA, airing Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PTbeginning Feb. 8 on CTV and CTV GO. Chosen from a selection of diverse food-loving applicants from regions across the country, the talented home cooks of all ages and backgrounds are set to experience the pressure cooker of auditions as they prepare a dish for acclaimed judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. The selected Season 2 finalists put their heart – and signature dish – on a plate in the hopes of winning the $100,000 cash prize and the chance to be named Canada’s next MasterChef.

The series will also stream on demand on CTV GO, and will encore Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning Feb. 13. on M3, Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT beginning Feb. 14 on CTV Two, and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT beginning Feb. 15 on CTV. Viewers can also enjoy the Season 1 cooking all over again, with the full season of MASTERCHEF CANADA available exclusively on CraveTVTM.

The finalists cooking for the MASTERCHEF CANADA title are:

-       Afaf Roubi, a Stay-at-Home Mom from Thornhill, Ont.

-       Andrew Al-Khouri, a Tax Officer from Halifax, N.S.

-       Anh Nguyen, a Business Student from Ottawa, Ont.

-       Ann Wilchynski, an Educational Assistant from Sherwood Park, Alta.

-       Carmen Araiza, an Actress, Writer, and Spanish Dialect Coach from Toronto, Ont.

-       Chris Mask, a Firefighter and Paramedic from Wahnapitae, Ont.

-       Christopher Siu, a Pharmacy Student from Markham, Ont.

-       Clarissa Diokno, an Academic Research Telephone Interviewer from Waterloo, Ont.

-       Cody Karey, a Recording Artist from Vancouver, B.C.

-       David Jorge, a Concrete Contractor from Surrey, B.C.

-       Deanna Brown, a Stay-at-Home Mom from Milestone, Sask.

-       Debbie MacDonald, a Special Needs Teacher from Port Hood, N.S.

-       Debra Pangestu, a Public Relations Officer from Richmond, B.C.

-       Gav Martell, a VP, Product Management from Thornhill, Ont.

-       Georgio Theofilpoulos, a Florist and Travel Agent from Toronto, Ont.

-       Holli Miller, a Bank Teller from Bolton, Ont.

-       Ian Giebelhaus, a Rural Veterinarian from Rimbey, Alta.

-       Inder Kambo, Real Estate Sales from Brampton, Ont.

-       Jennie Kelusky, a Marketing Coordinator and Office Manager from Toronto, Ont.

-       Jennifer Innis, a Dental Hygienist from Vernon, B.C.

-       Jon Hameister-Ries, a Retired Pro Football Player and Financial Advisor from Vancouver, B.C.

-       Kat Wolf, a Film and Music Producer from Montréal, Que.

-       Kenya Hushagen, a Freelance Film and TV Wardrobe Stylist from Edmonton, Alta.

-       Kevin Gregory, an Applications Engineer from Fredericton, N.B.

-       Kristal Rice, a Hospital Administration Clerk from Gander, N.L.

-       Kristen Dwyer, an Early Childhood Educator from Conception Bay South, N.L.

-       Kwasi Douglas, a Community Facilitator from Ajax, Ont.

-       Kyle McKenna, a Bartender from Paradise, N.L.

-       Lauren Scheit, a Stay-at-Home Mom from Leduc, Alta.

-       Line Pelletier, a Canadian Military Veteran and Computer Specialist from Moncton, N.B.

-       Lisa Kacur, a Marketing Coordinator from Mississauga, Ont.

-       Meg Tucker, a Radio Host from Red Deer, Alta.

-       Michael Motamedi, an Entrepreneur from Toronto, Ont.

-       Michelle ‘Mishie’ Gordiev, a Bus Driver from Winnipeg, MB

-       Mina Tasic, a Pharmacist from Toronto, Ont.

-       Mohit Sharma, an Event Manager and Personal Trainer from Whitby, Ont.

-       Natalie Wallace, an Executive Assistant from Toronto, Ont.

-       Nathan Young, Digital Media – Marketing from Toronto, Ont.

-       Nikita Scringer, a Healthcare Sales Consultant from Calgary, Alta.

-       Robert Mitchell, an HR Manager from Toronto, Ont.

-       Sabrina Poirier, an Office Manager from Montréal, Que.

-       Sebastien Champagne, a Graphic Designer from Montréal, Que.

-       Shane Chagpar, an Engineer from Toronto, Ont.

-       Shaunna Leinster, a Holistic Nutritionist from Brampton, Ont.

-       Suzy Cui, a Casino Cashier Supervisor from Windsor, Ont.

-       Taj Chohan, an Accountant from Oakville, Ont.

-       Tammy Wood, a Retail Clerk from Agassiz, B.C.

-       Ted Meisner, a Security Investigator from Ottawa, Ont.

-       Ted Pechey, an Advertising Radio Sales and Volunteer Cooking Instructor from Prince Albert, Sask.

Following the initial rounds of the audition process, the premiere episode (Sunday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT) finds the home cook finalists entering the most nerve-wracking first phase of the competition as they present their signature dish for tasting by judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. Only those with the most impressive plates receive a coveted white apron and have the opportunity to reach the next level of the competition. In the second episode, airing Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, the auditions continue, and the remaining home cooks battle it out to make it into the Top 16 of MASTERCHEF CANADA.