Go Behind the Scenes of Chopped Canada

by in Shows, January 7th, 2014

Chopped CanadaChopped is taking the competition up north, to Canada. In the new series from Food Network, premiering Thursday, Jan. 9 at 9pm/8c, four chefs will take their chances cooking with mystery basket ingredients in three judged rounds. The competition is basically the same as the classic Chopped with the winning chef earning a cash prize of $10,000, though the panel of judges, the host and the currency differs.

Judges include well-known Canadian chefs Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Susur Lee and Michael Smith, among others. You might also recognize the host, Dean McDermott, as the winner of Season 2 of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. The biggest difference between the original Chopped and Chopped Canada though is probably the set.

FN Dish has the exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Chopped Canada. Click on the image below to launch the gallery.
Chopped Canada judges

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Comments (18)

  1. mike says:

    Dean is the worst host. Also he has boozer face and tiny little werid eyes, but mostly he is a terrible host.
    I am not impressed with the judges either. Chopped is a great format, but you guys need to get better people.

  2. Cassie says:

    Dean McDermott is an awful host! I love the show Chopped, but this Canadian version is so disappointing! The judges are dull and seem to have very little knowledge, and the show cannot even come close to the original. I won't waste my time on this one!

  3. Lavgort says:

    Does someone know… Are the contestants given any time to plan after the basket is opened and they get started? I always wondered. It seems hard to believe they instantly have a plan.

  4. Pablo says:

    Holy boring! Not even close to the original chopped, the host sucks, judges sucks, music sucks, just dry and boring.

  5. Nikki says:

    well, I gave them another chance and tried again to stomach Dean McDermott – sorry Food Network but he is the absolute worst. Please…. listen to your viewers and get rid of him. I like the idea of another Chopped but this guy is terrible and, as you can see from the other posts, you need to move on from him or just put the original Chopped on more often. He's disgusting in both his hosting manner and his creepy looks – not a good reflection on you.

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