There are THREE reasons for you to watch the THIRD season Top Chef Canada.
1) You’ll be inspired.
2) After each episode you should vote at foodnetwork.ca for the dish you’d like to see Dan, SFS’s fearless leader, recreate.
3) There are THREE contestants from Calgary on the show this year:
First up, a lovely lady in Calgary’s culinary world, caterer Nicole Kammerer! Originally trained in fine dining, Nicole is known for her creative dishes she produces with her namesake company, Nicole Gourmet.
Season two arguably lacked a strong female chef personality in the competition. I’m sure Nicole is going to step up to the plate this season and kick some ass in the kitchen.
On applying to be on Top Chef Canada: I was going to apply last year, but it wasn’t the right time, but I’ve always wanted to. I just thought it would be fun…I have the skill level to pull off anything that I’ve watched [on the show] in the past. My personality is insane in the kitchen, so I thought: “Why wouldn’t I do this?”
You can follow her on twitter at @nicolegourmet.
I had never met Chris before finding out about his participation on the show. Shaften has previously worked as the executive chef of Farm on 17th Avenue, as well as at The Ranche.
He recently launched his own private chef/consulting company, Taste First and is currently helping to open a new restaurant concept in Mission.
On arriving at the first day of filming for the series: It was pretty nerve-racking, but I was excited to cook and I was excited to be given the opportunity to showcase myself. It’s part of [my] five year plan. Get on Top Chef, get publicity, get investors, get a first restaurant…
Last, but not least, we have Geoff Rogers. I am excited to watch my friend on television showing the other contestants how it’s done! I have no doubt Geoff’s passionate personality will shine through on the series. I just hope he doesn’t swear too much..Ha, ha, ha. Anyway…
Geoff’s had a busy past few months after taking on the role of executive chef at the brand new MARKET, but with the Top Chef Canada buzz around the Calgary competitors, he’s bound to get even busier this spring!
On the types of challenges viewers will see him compete in during the season…Anybody can be watching Top Chef, sitting on the couch and say “Oh, I would have done this instead.”, but when you’re taken out of your comfort zone, put somewhere where you have no idea what’s around you, unfamiliar equipment and what not…Yeah, it’s insanely hard!
You can follow him on twitter at @chef_rogers.
Third time’s the charm, right?