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MasterChef Canada premieres January 20 with 33 of 50 finalists hailing from Ontario
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January 13, 2014 - 15:03 PM

MasterChef Canada premieres January 20 with 33 of 50 finalists hailing from Ontario

If you’re new to MasterChef, let us start by saying the show has become “one of the most-successful primetime entertainment formats in the world" and is now produced in over 40 countries.

Pinning amateur chefs against each other in both individual and team-based cooking challenges, the show sees weekly eliminations, as decided by a panel of esteemed judges, until only one home cook is left standing and is awarded the title of Masterchef.

Well, we're excited to report that the show is FINALLY coming to Canada and the Top 50 contestants have already been selected.

So who are the judges responsible for giving away the first ever MasterChef Canada title and $100,000 cash prize?

Michael Bonacini
Celebrity chef Michael Bonacini is the co-founder of one of Canada’s leading fine dining restaurant companies, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, operating 11 unique and innovative restaurants in Ontario. 

Alvin Leung
With his trademark blue-streaked hair, cross earrings, and revolutionary approach to the culinary art, chef Alvin Leung is the enfant terrible of Hong Kong's dining scene. [He is] owner of the acclaimed modern Chinese restaurant Bo Innovation.

Claudio Aprile
Claudio Aprile is the owner and creative force behind the growing Orderfire Restaurant Group which includes Toronto’s acclaimed Origin brand restaurants. 

​MASTERCHEF Canada will air Mondays at 8pm EST on CTV starting January 20.