From a media release:
This March, the masterclass is in session as CTV Life Channel enrolls Canada in the ultimate culinary emersion: the reboot of iconic seriesÂ COOK LIKE A CHEF,Â FridaysÂ atÂ 8 p.m. ET, beginningÂ March 6. Produced in partnership with Gusto Worldwide Media, the 20-episode, half-hour CTV Life Channel original shows viewers tricks of the trade from some of Canadaâ€™s best and brighest chefs.
The award-winning series that ran for 165 episodes from 2001-05 stays true to the original with modern updates including cutting-edge innovations, diverse cultural influences, and an all-new cast.
Bringing their varied culinary backgrounds to the table,Â COOK LIKE A CHEFâ€™s four new hosts includes former personal chef to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and executive chef for the Beckta restaurant group, ChefÂ Katie Ardington, and head chef of MontrÃ©alâ€™s Maison Publique and former protÃ©gÃ© of Jamie Oliver, ChefÂ Derek Dammann. As well, Argentinian ONE WORLD KITCHEN host, ChefÂ Natalia Machado, brings her unique flavour to the series, along with owner of Asian-Caribbean Toronto restaurant Patois, ChefÂ Craig Wong.Â
In each episode ofÂ COOK LIKE A CHEF, the expert chefs focus on a single ingredient and dive deep into cooking techniques, tips, and tricks that give any home cook confidence in the kitchen.
In the series premiere, â€œDuck â€,Â (Friday March 6Â atÂ 8 p.m. ET), Chef Craig Wong demonstrates techniques for preparing the perfect duck. Chef Wong first prepares the classic Peking Duck using unique techniques including blanching, basting, roasting, and frying. Other creations in this episode include a simple pan-seared Maple Duck Breast with Rosemary and a Jerked Duck Confit.