From a media release:
It’s a culinary contest like no other! Launching today, little chefs acrossÂ CanadaÂ have the opportunity to showcase their talent and put their cooking skills to the test on CTV’sÂ THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. For the second year in a row,Â THE MARILYN DENIS SHOWÂ and MASTERCHEFÂ CANADA’sÂ Michael Bonacini have partnered with The Little Potato Company to create The Little Chef Casting Call. The contest gives young Canadian chefs the chance to appear on CTV as well as win the culinary trip of a lifetime for their family toÂ Rome, Italy.
To enter the casting call, families must visitÂ Marilyn.caÂ and submit a video of their little chef cooking an original recipe that includes small potatoes. The contest is open to all Canadian children aged 8-13. Videos will be accepted for five weeks beginning today,Â Monday, Sept. 12.
The casting call will culminate with two finalists going head-to-head onÂ THE MARILYN DENIS SHOWÂ to compete for the grand prize of a family adventure for four people inÂ Rome, courtesy of The Little Potato Company. The prize includes airfare, seven nights’ accommodation, and an incredible culinary experience for the travellers.
After the initial call for entries, 10 finalists will be selected by a judging panel and Canadians will be able to vote for their favourite Little Chef atÂ Marilyn.ca. Each semi-finalist wins a culinary prize pack valued atÂ $225. Following the voting period, the judging panel will select the two finalists who will travel toÂ TorontoÂ with their families to appear in an episode ofÂ THE MARILYN DENIS SHOWÂ to compete in a cook-off for a chance to win the grand prize trip. More details about Top 10 and voting will be provided in the coming weeks. Viewers can visitÂ Marilyn.caÂ for full rules and regulations.
The contest will be promoted and featured at major retailers acrossÂ CanadaÂ and supported at store level with “Little Chef Program” support material and promotional programs.