MasterChef Canada heads to Toronto for auditions

From a media release:

Kitchens are heating up this summer as talented and passionate Canadian home cooks have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow their culinary dreams during the MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 Open Casting Call July 18 and 19 in Toronto. Taking place at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel, hopefuls can also apply online at until Sunday, July 19.

Home cooks are encouraged to arrive at the MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 Open Casting Call for 7 a.m. ET on either Saturday, July 18 or Sunday, July 19 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel (225 Front St. W). MASTERCHEF CANADA hopefuls are asked to bring one prepared dish, which they will be given three minutes to plate before presenting to professional tasters. There will not be any kitchen facilities or supplies available, all dishes will be tasted at room temperature, and applicants must be able to carry everything they need into the audition room.

Prospective competitors will be judged on how their dishes taste, as well as plating, creativity, skill, and food knowledge. Home cooks are encouraged to visit to complete the online application in advance of their in-person audition, and to read the FAQs carefully. All applicants must be amateurs, and cannot have worked professionally in a culinary environment as a cook, chef, or in food preparation.