Top 10 Little Chef Semifinalists Announced Today on CTV’s THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW

— November 7, 2016

– Vote now for Canada’s favourite Little Chef –
– Two finalists will participate in a cook off for the Grand Prize on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW with coaching from MASTERCHEF CANADA’s Michael Bonacini –

TORONTO (November 7, 2016) –CTV’s THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and The Little Potato Company announced today the semifinalists for The Little Chef Casting Call. After a five-week period where submissions from children aged 8-13 were received and reviewed, viewers can now watch the Top 10 little chefs at work and vote for their favourite at The voting period begins today and ends Sunday, Nov. 27. Voters are entered into a contest with a chance to win one of three weekly prize packs from The Little Potato Company. Voter support, along with cooking skill, food presentation, and personality are taken into consideration when choosing the final two Little Chefs from the 10 semifinalists. In the final round, the Little Chef finalists will meet in a cook off where they will be coached by MASTERCHEF CANADA’s Michael Bonacini, on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW on Monday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. on CTV. The winner will take the grand prize of a culinary adventure for four people in Rome, courtesy of The Little Potato Company. The Little Chef Casting Call Top 10 are:
  • Owen Kennedy (11) Beaumont, Alta.
  • James Alloul (11) Montréal, Que.
  • Arnav Malhotra (11) Brampton, Ont.
  • Mya Wyley (8) Edmonton, Alta.
  • Maci Brigham (9) Edmonton, Alta.
  • Kate Sutherland (8) Woodbridge, Ont.
  • Olivia Scheepers (10) Vancouver, B.C.
  • Teija Musikka (11) Toronto, Ont.
  • Parker Heidinger (12) Melville, Sask.
  • William Sollid-Gagner (12) Kelowna, B.C.
The contest will be promoted and featured at major retailers across Canada and supported at store level with “Little Chef Program” support material and promotional programs.

About The Little Potato Company

The Little Potato Company is the world’s leader in small Creamer potatoes. They sell unique and proprietary varieties throughout the U.S. and Canada and are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2016. The Edmonton-based company currently has two sorting, washing and packaging facilities in Canada and five distribution centres throughout the U.S. and Canada, in addition to the newly announced U.S. production facility near Madison, Wisconsin.

The Little Potato Company’s Creamers are sold in unique eye?catching packaging and family-friendly sizes at most supermarkets. They are passionate about potatoes and about helping children learn more about food and cooking with their families.


Hosted by Marilyn Denis and taped before a studio audience, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is a daily lifestyle and entertainment talk show featuring Canadian and international celebrities and experts. Celebrities who have appeared on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW include Sir Elton John, Shania Twain, Diane Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Kim Cattrall, Hugh Jackman, Catherine O’Hara, Michael Bublé, Lionel Richie, Amy Poehler, Tatiana Maslany, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden, Andrea Martin, Carly Rae Jepsen, Barenaked Ladies, The Tenors, Robbie Amell, Erica Durance, and many more. Top lifestyle experts who have appeared on the show include Jamie Oliver, Dr. Oz, Rocco DiSpirito, Mike Holmes, Jillian Michaels, Randy Fenoli, Scott McGillivray, The Property Brothers, Bryan Baeumler, and more. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. John Simpson is Co-Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. More information about THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, including ticket information, can be found at, as well on Facebook and @TheMarilynShow.

About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at


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