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Chopped Canada
Genre Cooking show
Directed by David Russell
Presented by Dean McDermott (season 1-2)
Brad Smith (season 3-4)
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 98
Executive producer(s) David Paperny
Audrey Mehler
Cal Shumiatcher
Louise Wood
Trevor Hodgson
Producer(s) Talent Producer Cliff Dempster
Running time 44 minutes
Production company(s) Paperny Entertainment
Original network Food Network Canada
Original release January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02) – February 11, 2017 (2017-02-11)

Chopped Canada is a Canadian reality cooking television series based on the US series Chopped. The program pits four chefs against each other as they compete to win $10,000 and the title of Chopped Canada Champion. It first aired on January 2, 2014 and last aired on February 11, 2017. In May 2017, the show's producers announced that Food Network Canada had cancelled the show.


In each episode, four chefs go head to head and compete to create a delicious three course meal. The competition is divided into three rounds: "Appetizer", "Entrée", and "Dessert". In each round, the chefs are presented with a mystery basket containing four ingredients, and the challenge is to incorporate those mystery ingredients into an appetizing dish. The ingredients are generally diverse items which are not commonly prepared together.

The chef competitors are given access to a pantry and refrigerator stocked with a wide variety of other ingredients, which they are free to use as they wish. Each round is timed (twenty or thirty minutes for the Appetizer round, thirty minutes each for the Entrée and Dessert rounds), and the chefs must cook their dishes and complete four platings (three for the judges and one "beauty plate") before time runs out.

After each cooking round, there are three celebrity judges on hand to critique the dishes based on presentation, taste, and creativity. The chef with the worst dish is "chopped" from the competition. Dean or Brad reveals the judges' decision by lifting a cloche on their table to show the losing chef's dish, and one of the judges comments on the reason for their choice to the eliminated chef. By the dessert round, only two chefs remain, and when deciding the winner, the judges consider not only on the dishes created by the two chefs during that round, but also their overall performance throughout the competition. The winner is awarded a prize of $10,000, and the title of Chopped Canada Champion.

Teen Tournament

The third season opened with a special Teen Tournament (the first tournament on the Chopped Canada series), which saw 16 chefs (aged 13 to 17) compete over the course of four semi-final episodes. The winner of each semi-final episode went on to compete in the Teen Tournament final, which awarded a $20,000 grand prize to the Chopped Canada Teen Champion.


The first two seasons of the show were hosted by Canadian actor Dean McDermott. However, in early March 2015, it was announced that he would not be returning as host for the upcoming third season.

In June 2015, Shaw Media announced that former Canadian Football player and The Bachelor Canada Brad Smith would take over as host.


The episodes feature a rotating panel of three celebrity judges. Past and current notable judges include celebrity chefs Massimo Capra, Lynn Crawford, Eden Grinshpan, John Higgins, Chuck Hughes, Susur Lee, Mark McEwan, Roger Mooking, Antonio Park, Michael Smith, Vikram Vij and Anne Yarymowich.

Episode Guide

Season 1

Chopped Canada Season 1 episodes
No. in
(Bold indicates Winner)
Original air date
1 "The Proof is in the Pudding" Michael Smith
Vikram Vij
Anne Yarymowich
Matt Binkley
Stephanie Brewster
Jonathan O'Callaghan
Tim Schorno
January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02)
2 "Disheveled Until Dessert" Chuck Hughes
Roger Mooking
Anne Yarymowich
Daniel Janetos
Johan Maes
Shelley Robinson
Patrick Vasiliauskas
January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09)
3 "Food, Sweat, Tears" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Roger Mooking
Mike Batke
Adam Calzonetti
Ryan Reed
Robin Wasicuna
January 16, 2014 (2014-01-16)
4 "All's Fair in Cooking and War" Chuck Hughes
Roger Mooking
Anne Yarymowich
Steve Glavicich
Diana Johnstone
Robert Rose
Alvin Viguilla
January 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)
5 "Just Desserts" Susur Lee
Vikram Vij
Anne Yarymowich
Bryan Birch
Paul Lillakas
Terrance Tew
Eric Wood
January 30, 2014 (2014-01-30)
6 "The Trouble With Tuile" John Higgins
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Luca Cianciulli
Mariel Montero Sena
Adam Ryan
Trevor Wilkinson
February 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)
7 "Clams, Lamb, Thank You Ma'am" Chuck Hughes
Susur Lee
Roger Mooking
Jesse Fader
Luke Hayes-Alexander
Brianne Nash
William Tse
February 13, 2014 (2014-02-13)
8 "Ramp It Up" John Higgins
Michael Smith
Vikram Vij
Anthony D'Ambrosio
Maurice Desharnais
Whitney Mayes
Jose Mendoza
February 20, 2014 (2014-02-20)
9 "Offal to the Races" Chuck Hughes
Vikram Vij
Anne Yarymowich
Martin Juneau
Paul McGreevy
Simon McNeil
Trevor Ritchie
February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)
10 "You Can't Win If You Don't Plate" Chuck Hughes
Roger Mooking
Anne Yarymowich
Erik Kekes-Marshall
Mark McCrowe
Kirk Weiss
Kai Zyganiuk
March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)
11 "The Sweet Taste of Success" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Vikram Vij
Lukas Gurtner
Tammi McGee
Jason Nolan
Damien Wilmot
March 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)
12 "Slippery When Wet" Lynn Crawford
Chuck Hughes
Susur Lee
Kieth Carlson
Sherry Gallinger
Missy Hui
Pieter Van Meenen
March 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)
13 "A Wing and a Prayer" Lynn Crawford
Chuck Hughes
Vikram Vij
Michael Dolente
Anthony Figliano
James Hannah
Nicholas Wong
March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)
14 "Slaying the Dragonfruit" Susur Lee
Michael Smith
Vikram Vij
Norman Aitken
Bev Milnes
Justin Myles
Frank Sham
April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
15 "High Steaks" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Vikram Vij
Victor Bongo
Michael Luck
Boris Rubtsov
Brett Turnbull
April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)
16 "For the Love of Cod" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Michael Smith
Jayke Carter
Audie Grant
David Husereau
Ian Thompson
April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
17 "The Young and the Timeless" John Higgins
Chuck Hughes
Roger Mooking
Toivo Heyduck
Carolyn Jones
Derek Pennell
Philip Tarlo
April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
18 "When Life Hands You Lemonade" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Roger Mooking
Pascal Bisson
Neil Dowson
Jesse Mutch
Doreen Prei
May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)
19 "Snakes and Batters" Chuck Hughes
Roger Mooking
Vikram Vij
Craig D'Cruze
Julian Harries-Jones
Miriam Martinez
Jessica Pelland
May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08)
20 "The Spruce is Loose" Lynn Crawford
Roger Mooking
Anne Yarymowich
Bruno Feldeisen
Takumi Kitamura
Alex Svenne
JohnRoss Woodland
May 15, 2014 (2014-05-15)
21 "Pressed for Ham" Susur Lee
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Subra Balakrishnan
Matthew Pennell
Derek Ralph
Tony Velinov
May 22, 2014 (2014-05-22)
22 "Showdown at the Oka Corral" Lynn Crawford
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Tobias Grignon
Stephanie Schoales
Johnathan Sobol
Daniel Trottier
May 29, 2014 (2014-05-29)
23 "That Wascally Wabbit" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Roger Mooking
Hayden Johnston
Winston Hugh
Katherine MacDonald
Robert Mills
June 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)
24 "One Flew Over the Cocoa Nest" John Higgins
Chuck Hughes
Roger Mooking
Daren Bergeron
Romeo Oloresisimo
Christina Pugliese
Henry Strong
June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)
25 "Some Skin In the Game" Chuck Hughes
Roger Mooking
Vikram Vij
Sheina Haddad
Pierre Lamielle
Abbey Solomon
Sue Wiebe
June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)
26 "Who Gives A Geoduck" Susur Lee
Michael Smith
Vikram Vij
Matt Chandler
Huberto Sanchez
Miheer Shete
Evelynn Takoff
June 26, 2014 (2014-06-26)

Season 2

Chopped Canada Season 2 episodes
No. in
(Bold indicates Winner)
Original air date
27 "Kat-A-What?" Eden Grinshpan
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Carol Christie
Keith Hoare
Brian McKenna
Mario Spina
January 10, 2015 (2015-01-10)
28 "Holler For Challah" Eden Grinshpan
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Jack Demers
Erin Harris
Bryan Simmons
Rob Thomas
January 17, 2015 (2015-01-17)
29 "It's a Halva Day" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Michael Smith
Becky Hood
Elizabeth Phillips
Stacie Royds
Hanna Sogo
January 24, 2015 (2015-01-24)
30 "In A Pig's Ear" Massimo Capra
Susur Lee
Roger Mooking
Jamie Huynh
Stefan Kuhn
Sébastien Laframboise
Matthew Sullivan
January 31, 2015 (2015-01-31)
31 "Viewer's Choice: Land, Sea, Air" Susur Lee
Roger Mooking
Antonio Park
Dylan Draper
Andrew Hajjar
Luc McCabe
Hunter J. Moyes
February 7, 2015 (2015-02-07)
32 "How About Them Apples!" Massimo Capra
Susur Lee
Roger Mooking
John Alvarez
Brody Ashton
Maru Eugenia Cacho
Patrick Mathieu
February 14, 2015 (2015-02-14)
33 "Dippity Do What?" Lynn Crawford
Susur Lee
Michael Smith
Justin Flood
Blythe Ogston
Paddy Townsend
Abraham Wornovitzky
February 21, 2015 (2015-02-21)
34 "Steaking Their Claim" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Antonio Park
Ted Dimoglou
David Jackman
Giuseppe Sacchetti
Erin Smith
December 26, 2014 (2014-12-26)
(re-aired February 28, 2015 (2015-02-28))
35 "Every Round Has Its Thorns" Massimo Capra
John Higgins
Michael Smith
Janet Burnup
Shane Chartrand
Roary MacPherson
Christine Moody
March 7, 2015 (2015-03-07)
36 "A Brisket, A Basket" Susur Lee
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Tania Ganassini
Bhavesh Karna
Line Lefebvre
Daryle Ryo Nagata
March 14, 2015 (2015-03-14)
37 "Taken Out By Take Out" Massimo Capra
John Higgins
Susur Lee
Alison Iannarelli
Stephanie O'Brien
Alana Peckham
Devon Thurston
March 21, 2015 (2015-03-21)
38 "Crème de la Crop" Lynn Crawford
Antonio Park
Anne Yarymowich
Gordon Desormeaux (aka Chef Dez)
Adrian Forte
Stuart Saunders
Kendra Smith
March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28)
39 "Fire In the Hole" Massimo Capra
Lynn Crawford
Michael Smith
Caroline Brunet
Britney Condotta
Chris Doepner
Angela Villalta
April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04)
40 "Fowl Play" Massimo Capra
Lynn Crawford
Roger Mooking
Richard Baksh
Paul Ambrose Heighton
Dave Mottershall
Anne Sorrenti
April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
41 "No Choking Around" Massimo Capra
Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Chris Batzios
Debbie Clauss
Manny Ferreira
Claudia Giermindl
April 18, 2015 (2015-04-18)
42 "Can You Stomach This?" Susur Lee
Roger Mooking
Antonio Park
Tim Kozody
Matt Schram
Krissy Seymour
Wallace Wong
April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)
43 "Leftovers: Recycle, Reuse, Reheat!" Lynn Crawford
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Gaetano Ferrara
Tim Halley
Tom Lee
Sean Reeve
May 2, 2015 (2015-05-02)
44 "Lost In Transformation" Susur Lee
Antonio Park
Anne Yarymowich
Matt Duffy
Charles-Emmanuel Pariseau
Tara Pietroniro
Alex White
May 9, 2015 (2015-05-09)
45 "One For The Family" Roger Mooking
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Miguel Cervantes
Ryan Gark
Simon McGrath-Martel
Sharon Snow
May 16, 2015 (2015-05-16)
46 "In The Name Of The Game" Roger Mooking
Antonio Park
Anne Yarymowich
Nick Dompierre
Barrie Elliot
Gregory Galoska
Trevor McNeil
May 23, 2015 (2015-05-23)
47 "Crabby Pans" Eden Grinshpan
John Higgins
Susur Lee
Ben Leblanc
Chris MacDougall
Matt Rosen
Sonya Sammut
May 30, 2015 (2015-05-30)
48 "Carnival: No Room For Seconds" Eden Grinshpan
Roger Mooking
Anne Yarymowich
Roger Andrews
Beth Hume
Cameron MacDonald
Colin Robin
June 6, 2015 (2015-06-06)
49 "Rib 'N Roll" Massimo Capra
John Higgins
Susur Lee
Sonia Cuffy
Janice Mackay
Kory Mills
David Omar
June 13, 2015 (2015-06-13)
50 "Everything But The Kitchen Sink" Lynn Crawford
Roger Mooking
Michael Smith
Mathieu Masson-Duceppe
Heather Porteous
Ryan Rajkumar
Zac Zorisky
June 20, 2015 (2015-06-20)
51 "The World Is Your Lobster" Lynn Crawford
Antonio Park
Anne Yarymowich
Justin Bonney
Brock Bowes
Seika Groves
Damian Liengme
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27)
52 "Cookin' At The Savoy" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Antonio Park
Shane Chartrand
Marcia Dellepoort
Alon Fuks
Harley MacIntyre
July 4, 2015 (2015-07-04)

Season 3 Teen Tournament

Chopped Canada Season 3 Teen Tournament episodes
No. in
(Bold indicates Winner)
Original air date
53 "Dukkah-ing It Out" Massimo Capra
Susur Lee
Anne Yarymowich
Yohannes Asres
Noah Assayag
Jade Lockie
Alexandra Meshcherecova
November 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)
54 "Lunchbox Letdown" Massimo Capra
Susur Lee
Anne Yarymowich
Kenny Carey-Kochan
Irelyn Dacosta
Victoria Jennings
Maximillian Koczka
December 5, 2015 (2015-12-05)
55 "Clawing To The Win" Lynn Crawford
Antonio Park
Michael Smith
Justice Chea
Logan Hepditch
Cole Millard
Marianne Paquin
December 12, 2015 (2015-12-12)
56 "In A Deep Fried Pickle" Lynn Crawford
Antonio Park
Michael Smith
Emilia Augello
Kendall Bouvette
Alex Lebel
Skylar Sinow
December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)
57 "Higher Steaks"
(Teen Tournament Finale)
Lynn Crawford
Susur Lee
Antonio Park
Yohannes Asres
Emilia Augello
Justice Chea
Irelyn Dacosta
December 26, 2015 (2015-12-26)

Season 3

Chopped Canada Season 3 episodes
No. in
(Bold indicates Winner)
Original air date
58 "Sauce On The Side" Massimo Capra
Eden Grinshpan
Antonio Park
Emma Beqaj
Richard Moore
Sandro Pangilinan
William Wallace
January 9, 2016 (2016-01-09)
59 "Batter Battle" Eden Grinshpan
Mark McEwan
Antonio Park
David Antonucci
Christina D'Angela
Erica Hakien
Robert McKim
January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16)
60 "Rice Twice" Eden Grinshpan
John Higgins
Antonio Park
Kate Dean
Ashley Dolbec
François Lavallée
Qamar Masood
January 23, 2016 (2016-01-23)
61 "Return to Victory"
(Redemption Episode)
Lynn Crawford
Susur Lee
Roger Mooking
Matt Binkley
Steve Glavicich
Erin Harris
Sébastien Laframboise
January 30, 2016 (2016-01-30)
62 "Cooking With Courage" Lynn Crawford
John Higgins
Anne Yarymowich
Amanda Finkle
Josh Karbelnik
Derek McCann
Stephanie Randall
February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06)
63 "All About the Bass" Lynn Crawford
Antonio Park
Anne Yarymowich
Jean-Philippe Miron
Alexander Molitz
Kyle Christofferson
Nathalie Des Rosiers
February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)
64 "Shell Shocked" Massimo Capra
Eden Grinshpan
Michael Smith
Pam Fanjoy
Magda Louis-Jean
Chris Oliveira
Nathan Reid
February 20, 2016 (2016-02-20)
65 "What the Shell?" John Higgins
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Sharon Guiel
Brian Magee
Jody Sigurdson-Longo
Ted Pace
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27)
66 "Duelling Over Devilled Eggs" John Higgins
Michael Smith
Anne Yarymowich
Melanie Robinson
Lynda Smith
Paresh Thakkar
Dan Worth
March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)
67 "Fish Become Sausages" Lynn Crawford
Mark McEwan
Roger Mooking
Allison Kulik
Valentino Pereira
Scott Starkweather
Mark Steele
March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12)
68 "Cooking With Heart" Lynn Crawford
Susur Lee
Roger Mooking
Cobey Adams
TJ Crafter
Lyndsay Jones
Cosmo Spina
March 19, 2016 (2016-03-19)
69 "Bro-Down Showdown" Mark McEwan
Roger Mooking
Anne Yarymowich
Dany Sok
Pete Sok
Bijou Texeira
Imrun Texeira
March 26, 2016 (2016-03-26)
70 "Win By A Hare" Susur Lee
Mark McEwan
Michael Smith
Dennis Peckham
James Santon
Hilarie Vatcher
Olivier Vigneault
April 2, 2016 (2016-04-02)
71 "Rabbit Roundabout" Massimo Capra
Eden Grinshpan
John Higgins
Matthew Kershaw
Jean-Philippe St-Denis
Tallis Voakes
Travis "Catfish" Olfers
April 9, 2016 (2016-04-09)
72 "Full of Beans" Roger Mooking
Susur Lee
Mark McEwan
Jaimie Delson
Kaya Ogruce
Navita Singh
Kenny Kaechele
April 16, 2016 (2016-04-16)
73 "Sweet Success" Massimo Capra
Eden Grinshpan
Antonio Park
Michael Hunter
Mike Duarte
Nicholas Bramos
Ivana Raca
April 23, 2016 (2016-04-23)
74 "Something's Fishy" Mark McEwan
Eden Grinshpan
Roger Mooking
Keith Pears
Derrick Uniat
Andrew Hodge
Scott Bailey
April 30, 2016 (2016-04-30)
75 "Pepper Powerhouse" Michael Smith
Eden Grinshpan
Massimo Capra
John Chad
Krish Nair
Kylie d'Entremont
Kevin Koohtow
May 7, 2016 (2016-05-07)
76 "Candy is Dandy" Mark McEwan
Anne Yarymowich
Susur Lee
Robbie Brooks
Jonathan Tomlin
Luke Willingdon
Holly Verboom
May 14, 2016 (2016-05-14)

Season 4

In March 2016, it was announced by Shaw Media that the show had been renewed for a fourth season, with Brad Smith returning as the host. The season featured special themed episodes, including Grandmothers, Firefighters, Celebrities and the first ever Judges' episode where four of the rotating judges stepped into the kitchen to compete for money for charity. The season also included additional Teen episodes with competitors aged 14 to 18, as well as the addition of Junior episodes, showcasing talented young chefs aged 9 to 13.

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