CTV has announced another season of its hit culinary competition series Masterchef Canada for the 2017/2018 broadcast season. Casting for home cooks looking to follow their culinary dream is now open at MasterChefCanada.CTV.ca/Casting, with production set to begin this fall in Toronto on a new 12-episode season from Proper Television.
Marking a return to the Masterchef Canada kitchen are distinguished Canadian judges Michael Bonacini (O&B restaurant empire), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation in Hong Kong), and Claudio Aprile (Copetin Restaurant & Bar). The esteemed trio are poised to once again mentor and challenge everyday Canadians to elevate their cooking and presentation skills to a professional level, as home cooks compete in high-stakes cooking challenges to secure the Masterchef Canada title and take home a $100,000 cash prize.
Canadians maintain a strong appetite for Masterchef Canada. A Top 5 program with Millennials, Season 4 of Masterchef Canada was the most-watched Canadian program this past spring with total viewers and all key demos. The Season 4 finale alone averaged 1.4 million total viewers.
“We are delighted to set the table for Season 5 of Masterchef Canada and to welcome the next group of talented home cooks looking to make their culinary dreams a reality,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President of Original Programming at Bell Media, in a media release. “We are proud of our continued collaboration with exceptionally talented production partners Proper Television and Endemol Shine Group, and look forward to creating an all-new season of the internationally recognized Masterchef format with, as always, an irresistable Canadian flavour.”
“Canadians continue to make Masterchef Canada one of the most popular programs on television,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President of Content and Programming at Bell Media, in the same release. “We are happy to return such a powerful and beloved CTV franchise to the schedule with Season 5 set for Spring 2018.”