Mystery Box 3: The Top 7 faced a Mystery Box challenge using sustainable ingredients sourced by IKEA Canada that included squab, salmon, cactus, prickly pear, yellow dragon fruit, enoki mushrooms, okra and even crickets. Half-way through the cook, the judges threw another twist by revealing four more ingredients: Kalles Kaviar (Cod roe spread), whole grain […]
MasterChef Canada is a Canadian competitive cooking reality show, part of the MasterChef franchise, open to amateur home cooks. It premiered on CTV on January 20, 2014, and has aired its sixth season. The show stars three judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung. The show is produced by Endemol Shine International and Proper Television.
MasterChef Canada airs Tuesday nights on CTV and the Cooking Channel in the United States.The current season airs starting in September of each year in the U.S. It airs also in Sweden, Italy and Spain.
On August 8, 2018, CTV renewed MasterChef Canada for another season, announcing that audition casting for the all new sixth season was greenlit. Filming began in October 2018 and concluded in January 2019. Season 6 premiered on CTV on April 8, 2019, and ended on June 10.
The series was renewed for a seventh season, which is a Back to Win season. It aired its premiere on February 14, 2021.
Elimination Test 2: The Top 6 faced the classic tag team challenge where they must replicate a complex luxurious seafood platter composed of six dishes: steamed mussels in a white wine broth; fritto misto with aioli; grilled sardines; stuffed squids; red snapper ceviche and scallop Coquilles Saint Jacques. With his last mystery box win, Andrew […]
The Top 5 cooks were tasked to work together as one group to prep, cook, plate and execute a 5-course tasting menu, with each member cooking individually for a high-end, fine dining dinner banquets for eight anonymous culinary insiders. The five cooks agreed on an Italian-inspired menu, although Mai and Thea briefly butted heads initially […]
Elimination Test 3: For their next challenge, the Top 5 were presented with the desserts each previous MasterChef Canada winner made in the finale and had to create a new dessert using the ingredients in them. Joining the judges was Season 3 winner Mary Berg. Because Mai won the last challenge, she had the first […]
Skills-Test Challenge: The Top 4 chefs were told for the first time in MasterChef Canada history, the finale will consist of three chefs and only one chef would be eliminated tonight. The chefs were told that the first challenge featured three skill-testing rounds and that the winner would be given an advantage in the elimination […]
The finalists vie for the title of Season 7’s MasterChef Canada, and the biggest prize ever awarded to the winner. The episode began with some touching video messages for the three cooks from their families, who couldn’t be part of the cheering gallery in person this year due to pandemic protocols. But then it was […]
Mystery Box 1: The first Mystery Box saw the returning cooks facing their nightmares – one of the worst dishes they have cooked the previous time they were in the MasterChef kitchen (which were Andre’s uni, Andrew’s poached egg, Andy’s lobster, April Lee’s Piña Colada dessert, Barrie’s Wagyu beef, Christopher’s ground pork, Dora’s beef cheeks, […]
Gauntlet Pressure Test 1: Chef Shigeo Kimura paid a visit to the MasterChef kitchen to test the home cooks’ knife skills with a snapper usuzukuri dish consisting of thinly sliced sashimi. The cooks had 15 minutes to break down a fresh snapper and beautifully present the dish. With the winning dish last week, Andre is […]
Team Challenge 1: At the start of this episode, the judges announced that April Lee had been forced to withdraw due to a back injury, and as a result, Barrie was brought back to the competition. For the first team challenge, the cooks were tasked to run their customized MastcherChef Canada delivery app, coming up […]
Pressure Test 1, Part 1: As the losing team, Mai, Andre, Andrew, Barrie and Jen will face two rounds of an Italian style pressure test, where at least one home cook will be sent home. In a big surprise twist, the judges announced not everyone on the winning red team will be exempted from the […]