From a media release:
Shaw MediaÂ announced today that it has green lit a third season ofÂ Food Network Canadaâ€™s high-stakes culinary competition series,Â Chopped Canada. Season three promises to be filled with scrumptious surprises, including aÂ Chopped CanadaÂ Teen Tournament. Sixteen of Canadaâ€™s best teen chefs will battle it out in the professional kitchen during the five-episode teen series in hopes of winning a $20,000 grand prize. The national casting call is now open for both professional and teen chefs atÂ www.choppedcanadacasting.ca. The submission deadline isÂ March 30, 2015 at 12:00am ET.
Shaw Media will once again partner withÂ Canadian production company,Â Paperny Entertainment, for the third season premiering in 2016, exclusively on Food Network Canada. The first season ofÂ Chopped CanadaÂ debuted to record-breaking numbers for Food Network Canada scoring and average audience for a single play ofÂ 477,500 (2+)*, making it the highest-premiere in Food Network Canadaâ€™s history.
Each episode ofÂ Chopped CanadaÂ pits four chefs against the clock â€“ and each other â€“ for a chance to win $10,000. Cooking off inÂ head-to-head challenges before a rotating panel of expert judges, the competitors put their skill and ingenuity to the test in an attempt to turn baskets of mystery ingredients into an extraordinary, three-course meal within a limited amount of time. Course by course, the judges chop the chefs from the competition until only one remains.