From a media release:
Shaw MediaÂ has green lit a super special fourth season ofÂ Food Network Canadaâ€™s hit seriesÂ Chopped Canada. A country-wide casting call for the high-stakes culinary competition series is underway, searching for amateur chefs to compete in the prestigiousÂ Chopped CanadaÂ kitchen. Produced byÂ Paperny Entertainment, in association with Shaw Media,Â Chopped CanadaÂ Season 4 includes six Juniors episodes (ages 9-13), five Teens episodes (ages 14-17), and four themed specials featuring grandmothers, firefighters, celebrities, andÂ Chopped CanadaÂ judges. Broadcast details for the new season will be announced at a later date.
Chopped CanadaÂ is looking for grandmothers who rule their familiesâ€™ kitchens, firefighters with a fiery passion for cooking, and young chefs between the ages of 9 and 17 who cook like pros. The series will be filmed in Toronto this Spring and all Canadians or permanent residents are welcome to apply. Online applications forÂ Chopped CanadaÂ can be filled out by visitingÂ choppedcanadacasting.ca. Deadline for applications is April 11, 2016.
Chopped CanadaÂ Season 4 sees Brad Smith return as host alongside the seriesâ€™ esteemed panel of rotating judges â€“ MarkÂ McEwan (Top Chef Canada), Lynn CrawfordÂ (The Great Canadian Cookbook),Â Michael SmithÂ (Chef Michael’s Kitchen), Susur Lee (Top Chef Masters), Roger Mooking (Man Fire Food),Â John HigginsÂ (George BrownÂ College), Anne Yarymowich (George Brown College), Antonio Park (Park Restaurant in Montreal), Massimo Capra (Restaurant Makeover), and Eden Grinshpan (Eden Eats).
Winners of the celebrity andÂ Chopped CanadaÂ judges specials will each receive $10,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. Winners from each of the themed and teens episodes will each be awarded $10,000, and the winners of junior episodes will each receive $5,000. Celebrities andÂ Chopped Canadajudges competing in the new season will be announced at a later date.
In each episode ofÂ Chopped Canada, four chefs compete before an all-star rotating panel of three expert judges. Armed with skill and ingenuity, the chef competitors race against the clock to turn the mystery ingredients from their iconic baskets into an extraordinary three-course meal. Course-by-course, the judges decide which competitor host Brad Smith will “chop” from the competition until only the winner remains.