Home Cooks Encouraged to Put Their Best Dish Forward at CTV’s MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 Open Casting Call, July 18 and 19 in Toronto

— July 6, 2015

– Media are invited to experience the audition pressure cooker for themselves –

Kitchens are heating up this summer as talented and passionate Canadian home cooks have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow their culinary dreams during the MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 Open Casting Call July 18 and 19 in Toronto. Taking place at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel, hopefuls can also apply online at CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada until Sunday, July 19. Home cooks are encouraged to arrive at the MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 Open Casting Call for 7 a.m. ET on either Saturday, July 18 or Sunday, July 19 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel (225 Front St. W). MASTERCHEF CANADA hopefuls are asked to bring one prepared dish, which they will be given three minutes to plate before presenting to professional tasters. There will not be any kitchen facilities or supplies available, all dishes will be tasted at room temperature, and applicants must be able to carry everything they need into the audition room. Prospective competitors will be judged on how their dishes taste, as well as plating, creativity, skill, and food knowledge. Home cooks are encouraged to visit CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada to complete the online application in advance of their in-person audition, and to read the FAQs carefully. All applicants must be amateurs, and cannot have worked professionally in a culinary environment as a cook, chef, or in food preparation. **Media Note** – A limited number of spots are open to interested members of the media to participate in the MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 Open Casting Call. Journalists may register to experience the audition process for themselves and bring their signature dish for tasting. Interested journalists who are not as gastronomically-inclined are invited to accompany a friend or family member, or an auditioning home cook coordinated through production, to receive a behind-the-scenes look at the process. Those interested can contact Tanya Koivusalo for more information. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: #MasterChefCanada @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @MasterChefCDA Michael Bonacini – @MichaelBonacini Alvin Leung – @TheDemonChef Claudio Aprile – @ClaudioAprile Facebook: facebook.com/ctv facebook.com/MasterChefCDA Instagram: MasterChefCDA BellMediaPR Claudio Aprile – claudioaprile1   For more information, please contact: Meghan Hardy, Unit Publicist, Proper Television, 416.662.4287 or mhardy@propertelevision.com  

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