CTV’s Masterchef Canada is changing the recipe for the home cook selection process as the series cooks up its fourth season, airing Thursdays at 9pm beginning March 2nd on CTV and the CTV GO app, with encores Sundays at 7pm beginning March 19th on Gusto.
As revealed in a new promo that premiered in last night’s Super Bowl LI broadcast on CTV, in a series first, 24 finalists from across Canada are surprised with their first challenge at their homes and offices in their hometowns. Presented with a box of uncooked rice, each aspiring chef has only 20 minutes to decide what they will make, as well as gather all their ingredients, before they travel to the Masterchef Canada kitchen in Toronto.
Turning up the heat for the Top 24 this season are returning judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. Instead of preparing and presenting their signature dish one-by-one, home cook auditions begin on the finalists’ home turf. With only 12 coveted white aprons up for grabs, the home cooks have to prove they have the culinary skills to cut it in the Masterchef Canada kitchen, as they compete for $100,000 and a life-changing title.
“Masterchef Canada has been a solid performer over the past three seasons as part of CTV’s midseason lineup, and with a new twist and entertaining batch of home cooks, it’s the perfect addition to our new Thursday nights,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President of CTV and Specialty at Bell Media, in a media release. “Masterchef Canada is paired with The Big Bang Theory and new series Powerless for a family-friendly programming block.”