Season Four Set for Chopped Canada


TORONTO: Shaw Media is going for a fourth season of the Food Network Canada hit Chopped Canada, with a country-wide casting call already under way.

Produced by Paperny Entertainment, in association with Shaw Media, Chopped Canada season four includes six Juniors episodes (ages 9 to 13), five Teens episodes (ages 14 to 17), and four themed specials featuring grandmothers, firefighters, celebrities and Chopped Canada judges. Chopped Canada season four sees Brad Smith return as host alongside the series’ panel of rotating judges: Mark McEwan (Top Chef Canada), Lynn Crawford (The Great Canadian Cookbook), Michael Smith (Chef Michael’s Kitchen), Susur Lee (Top Chef Masters), Roger Mooking (Man Fire Food), John Higgins (George Brown College), Anne Yarymowich (George Brown College), Antonio Park (Park Restaurant in Montreal), Massimo Capra (Restaurant Makeover) and Eden Grinshpan (Eden Eats).

“With the first-ever Chopped Canada teen tournament earning top spot as Food Network Canada’s number one Canadian original series, we’re bringing viewers more of what they want with a brand new season of specials,” said Christine Shipton, the senior VP and chief creative officer of Shaw Media. “From the young to the young at heart and our very own Chopped Canada judges, our fourth season is bursting with exciting new themes, bringing audiences a pantry of culinary diversity and high-stakes challenges.”

“This new season of Chopped Canada features Canadians with personalities as diverse as their mystery baskets,” said Cal Shumiatcher, the executive VP of Paperny Entertainment. “From the young and yearning, to the senior and seasoned, and those who can take the heat in and out of the kitchen, we’re looking for a variety of competitors to spice things up in the Chopped Canada kitchen.”