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Press release from CNW Group

Top Chef Canada renewed for fourth season

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Top Chef Canada renewed for fourth season

09:05 EDT Thursday, May 23, 2013

National Casting for Food Network Canada's Top Rated Series Open Now Until June 11

Casting Details and Applications Available at www.topchefcanada.ca

For more information about Top Chef Canada including bios and high resolution photos visit our media site at: www.shawmediatv.ca

TORONTO, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Shaw Media is thrilled to announce today the renewal of its highest rated Food Network Canada series, Top Chef Canada.  Since the launch of season one in April, 2011, the Canadian adaptation of the international smash hit has consistently been Food Network's top ranked series.  A national casting call for Canada's next Top Chef has begun, with applications available at www.topchefcanada.ca.  The deadline for submitting applications is June 11, 2013.

The country's best and brightest up-and-coming culinary stars, aged 19 years and older, are encouraged to visit www.topchefcanada.ca to be directed to the application form.  In addition to the online form, applicants must create a short video of themselves in action, showing off their cooking ability and on-camera personality.

Staying true to the original show format, Top Chef Canada challenges competitors' culinary skills to see who can cut it as Canada's Top Chef, taking home the grand prize including $100,000. The intensity builds each week as the competitors vie for their shot at stardom and avoid elimination.  Shaw Media will continue to work with Canadian production powerhouse, Insight Productions, for the fourth season, which will premiere in 2014 exclusively on Food Network Canada.

Viewers can continue watching the third season of Top Chef Canada on Food Network Canada Mondays at 9pm ET/10pm PT.  Canada's third Top Chef will be crowned in the exciting, Calgary-based season finale airing Monday, June 10th at 9pm ET/10pm PT on Food Network Canada.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter: @FoodNetworkCA,@TopChefCanada, #TopChefCanada
Facebook: Food Network Canada, Top Chef Canada

Food Network Canada is a Shaw Media Network

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

About Insight Production Company Ltd.
Insight Production Company Ltd., headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for outstanding quality as the recipient of numerous International awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Recent hits include original formats Battle of the Blades and Canada Sings along with Big Brother Canada, Canada's Got Talent, Intervention Canada, The JUNO Awards, Never Ever Do This at Home and currently in production on The Amazing Race Canada. For more information visit www.insighttv.com.

FOOD NETWORK is a trademark of Television Food Network G.P.; used with permission.

SOURCE: Food Network

For further information:

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Sayurie Naidoo
Publicity Coordinator, Lifestyle Channels
416-934-7077
sayurie.naidoo@shawmedia.ca
@ShawMediaTV_PR

Cathy Kurzbock
Senior Publicist, Food Network Canada
416-966-7501
cathy.kurzbock@shawmedia.ca
@ShawMediaTV_PR

Monique Camenzuli
Publicist, UNIT:PR Inc.
416-506-1277
monique@unitpr.com

Susan Stafford
Publicist, UNIT:PR Inc.
416-506-1238
susan@unitpr.com

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