Top Chef Canada Renewed For Season 3

Popular reality cooking show is coming back.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The number-one Food Network series "Top Chef Canada" is returning for a third season, Shaw Media announced recently.

Since launching back in April 2011 the show has been consistently ranked amongst one of the best on the network (in fact the first season of the show was the best performing show in the history of the network). It profiles chef hopefuls as they compete in a range of culinary competitions until one final person is left standing (and wins the $100,000 cash prize as well as a $30,000 dream kitchen designed by major appliance brand GE). The celeb judges include Shereen Arazm and Mark McEwan, along with a variety of guest judges who are reputed in their respective cooking and baking fields. The show is also hosted by Lisa Ray.

If you think you've got the cooking chops to participate in the third season of "Top Chef Canada," a national casting call for Canada’s next Top Chef has begun, with applications available at The country’s best and brightest up-and-coming culinary stars, aged 19 years and older, are encouraged to visit to download the application form, where you will be asked to answer a number of questions. In addition to the online form, applicants must create a short video of themselves in action, showing off their cooking abilities and on-camera personalities. The deadline for submitting applications is June 19, 2012.