Top Five Recipes for MASTERCHEF CANADA and The Little Potato Company Competition Announced; Winner to Receive $10,000 Grand Prize

— December 5, 2018

– MASTERCHEF CANADA’s Michael Bonacini cooks winning dish on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW –

TORONTO (December 5, 2018) – After receiving hundreds of delicious recipe entries, CTV and The Little Potato Company announced today the Top 5 finalists of the $10,000 MASTERCHEF CANADA and The Little Potato Company Competition. Leading up to CTV’s Season 6 premiere of MASTERCHEF CANADA coming in 2019, judge and renowned chef Michael Bonacini joins the competition for a fourth year running. This year’s recipe competition invited Canadians to channel their inner foodie by entering their original, masterful dish using small potatoes. The Top 5 finalists now move on to the final judging round for their original recipe before Bonacini selects the final winning entry and cooks the dish live on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, airing Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. The Top 5 home cooks and their finalist recipes are:
  • Michelle Cai Chen, Toronto, Ont. Miniature Mediterranean-Inspired Burger Sliders
  • Terri Gilson, Calgary, Alta. Cookies N’ Creamers No Churn Ice Cream
  • Irene Leung, Port Dover, Ont. Little Potato Roses
  • Nancy Vago, Winona, Ont. Cheesy Chive Scotch Potatoes
  • Joanna Vanderwolf, Lillooet, B.C. Mini Thai Tornado Potatoes with Peanut Dipping Sauce
The Top 5 finalists have each won a Le Creuset casserole dish, a three-month supply of Little Potatoes, an assortment of Little Potato Company promotional merchandise, and the chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 cash prize, a 10-piece Le Creuset cook set, and a one-year supply of Little Potatoes. Season 6 of MASTERCHEF CANADA is currently in production and returning to CTV in 2019. Viewers can relive all the culinary action from the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen with Season 5 episodes available now on the all-new Crave.

About The Little Potato Company

The Little Potato Company passionately focuses only on little Creamer potatoes. Creamer potatoes are highly nutritious, fully mature and naturally delicious small specialty potatoes coveted by foodies and chefs alike. Their exclusive and colorful Creamer potato varieties are available in produce sections across Canada and the US. These popular little Creamer potatoes are sold pre-washed and can be cooked in just 5 minutes. They’re also available in convenient Oven | Grill and Microwave Ready packs combining Creamer potatoes, tasty seasoning mix and specialty trays for even easier preparation and a delicious dining experience. Angela Santiago is CEO and co-founder of the family-owned company and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. For recipe ideas and inspiration, visit or join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest @LittlePotatoCo

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 17 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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