In this high stakes competition series Top Chef Canada, audiences get to see 16 up-and-coming Canadian chefs battle it out to win a $100,000 cash prize, a GE Monogram Kitchen valued at over $30,000, and the coveted title of Canada's Top Chef.
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A Winner Rises 09x08
The season culminates with the final four chefs facing off by creating the most important meal of the competition: a progressive five-course tasting menu that they will serve in the epicenter of luxury at The Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. In a surprising twist, only two chefs will serve their full menu but one chef will win it all and become Canada's Top Chef.
Game, Set, Match 09x07
Head Judge Mark McEwan puts on an apron and shows the competitors how it's done in a Quickfire Challenge that tasks them with creating a wine paired dish under serious time constraints. Later, in the penultimate challenge of the season, the final five chefs have one last chance to serve up a grand slam dish worthy of earning them a spot in the finale.
Indigenous Ingredients 09x06
In a very special Quickfire Challenge, the chefs get some virtual help from a group of mini-sous chefs from The Boys and Girls Club of Canada. In the Elimination Challenge, the competitors get an education in Indigenous ingredients and cooking before serving an unforgettable menu at a traditional Longhouse.
Eat Local 09x05
It's time for the chefs to show off their skills in the Top Chef Canada Culinary Skills Race, and the stakes are higher than ever. One eliminated chef will have a chance to cook their way back into the competition and replace a chef still in the running to be Canada's Top Chef. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs take inspiration from the "Eat Local" movement.
Takeout Wars 09x04
In a twist on the classic Top Chef Canada challenge, the chefs battle it out in two teams to create an unforgettable takeout experience featuring contact-less pickup for the public and delivery direct to Janet Zuccarini's home for the judges.
Holiday Potluck 09x03
The chefs get creative as they bake, flip or fry a dish using oat flour; the competition gets festive as the chefs present dishes inspired by their favorite holiday meal for the "Top Chef Canada" Holiday Potluck.
Harvest Picnic 09x02
The chefs are thrown for a loop in the Quickfire Challenge when they find out they must transform diner classics into plant-based plates. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs compete in teams to create harvest-inspired baskets served to the judges at a Top Chef Canada picnic.
Phoenix Rising 09x01
In the season premiere, host Eden Grinshpan and head judge Mark McEwan welcome 11 chefs from across Canada to compete in the most prestigious cooking competition in the country. In the season's first Quickfire Challenge, the chefs must create a dish that highlights their brand and the style of food they are bringing to the table. Later, the chefs channel the energy of a phoenix rising from the ashes to create a dish inspired by an element found in fire.
Final Showdown 08x08
Two fierce competitors have 25 minutes to create a dish to prove they deserve the final spot in the finale. One chef is sent packing, and one advances for a shot at victory. The season culminates with the final three chefs facing the most important meal of the competition – a progressive four-course tasting menu that they will serve overlooking a thunderous gorge at the breathtaking Elora Mill Hotel & Spa in Elora, Ontario. Only one chef will win it all and become Canada's Top Chef.
Eat Your Veggies 08x07
In a very special Quickfire Challenge, the chefs get a helping hand from some mini-sous chefs representing The Boys and Girls Club of Canada. Their mission: turning a veggie that kids don't always love and turning it into a delicious dessert. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs face the seemingly simple task of making fresh pasta to earn one of three spots in the finale. An unexpected twist rocks Judges Table when the judges decide to do something never before seen on Top Chef Canada.