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Canada’s amateur chefs judged by pros on ‘Wall of Chefs’ TV show

By Canadian Pizza   

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Toronto – In an upcoming TV show called Wall of Chefs, four home cooks compete in culinary challenges and be judged by a wall of 12 world-class chefs for a grand prize of $10,000.

In each stand-alone episode of Corus Studios’ Wall of Chefs, host and television personality Noah Cappe guides four home cooks through intense rounds of culinary competition. Each challenge will test the skills and nerves of the cooks as they compete before a revolving panel of notable Canadian chefs. In the final round, the wall of culinary icons declares the winner of the $10,000 prize, Corus said in a news release.

The new original series makes its debut Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada.

Wall of Chefs features notable Canadian chefs on rotation throughout the 10-episode run of the season. The Wall of Chefs cast of culinary icons include:


Hugh Acheson – Atlanta, Ga. (5&10, The National, Empire State South, Spiller Park Coffee)
Suzanne Barr – Toronto, Ont. (True True Diner)
Victor Barry – Toronto, Ont. (Piano Piano Restaurant, Café Cancan)
Christa Bruneau-Guenther – Winnipeg, Man. (Feast Café Bistro)
Massimo Capra – Toronto, Ont.  (Capra’s Kitchen, Massimo’s Italian, Boccone, Soprafino)
Shane Chartrand – Edmonton, Alta. (SC)
Alex Chen – Vancouver, B.C. (Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar)
Christine Cushing – Toronto, Ont.
Lynn Crawford – Toronto, Ont. (Ruby Watchco, The Hearth)
Meeru Dhalwala – Vancouver, B.C. (Vij’s)
Fisun Ercan – Montreal, Que. (Su)
Rob Feenie – Vancouver, B.C. (Cactus Club Cafe)
Michele Forgione – Montreal, Que. (Impasto, Pizzeria Gema, Chez Tousignant, Vesta)
Marysol Foucault – Gatineau, Que. (Edgar)
Rob Gentile – Toronto, Ont. (Bar Buca, Buca Osteria & Bar, Buca Osteria & Enoteca)
Mandel Hitzer – Winnipeg, Man. (deer + almond)
Nick Hodge – Montreal, Que. (Icehouse)
Renée Lavallée – Dartmouth, N.S. (The Canteen and Little C)
Jinhee Lee – Calgary, Alta. (Foreign Concept)
Susur Lee  – Toronto, Ont. (Lee, Kid Lee, Lee Kitchen, Tunglok Heen)
Nick Liu – Toronto, ON (Dailo, Little Dailo)
Dale Mackay – Saskatoon, Sask. (Ayden Kitchen & Bar, Sticks and Stones, Little Grouse, Avenue)
Darren MacLean – Calgary, Alta. (Shokunin)
Mark McEwan – Toronto, Ont. (Bymark, One, Fabbrica, Diwan)
Corinna Mozo – Toronto, Ont. (La Cubana)
Todd Perrin – St. John’s, N.L. (Mallard Cottage, Waterwest Kitchen and Meats)
Christie Peters – Saskatoon, Sask. (The Hollows, Primal)
Guy Rawlings – Toronto, Ont. (Montgomery’s)
Nuit Regular – Toronto, Ont. (PAI Northern Thai Kitchen, Sabai Sabai, Sukho Thai, Kiin)
Danny Smiles – Montreal, Que. – (Le Bremner)
Alida Solomon – Toronto, Ont. (Tutti Matti)
Jesse Vergen – Saint John, N.B. (Saint John Ale House, Toro Taco, Barred Rock, Smoking Pig, McGill’s)
Joël Watanabe – Vancouver, B.C. (Bao Bei, Kissa Tanto)

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