Winning Recipe Announced for the MASTERCHEF CANADA and The Little Potato Company Competition

— December 19, 2018

– Culinary challenge winner Irene Leung from Port Dover, Ont. takes home the grand prize of $10,000, a 10-piece Le Creuset cook set, and a one-year supply of Little Potatoes –

TORONTO (December 19, 2018) – CTV’s MASTERCHEF CANADA and The Little Potato Company announced today the winner of the MASTERCHEF CANADA and The Little Potato Company Competition, crowning Irene Leung of Port Dover, Ont. as the culinary challenge champion for her original, creative recipe, “Little Potato Roses”.  Today celebrity chef Michael Bonacini cooked the winning dish in front of a live audience on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. Visit to view the full episode online. After tasting and shortlisting recipes from Canadians across the country, the judges determined the finalist based on small potato usage, taste, visual impact, and story. Leung’s recipe was inspired by her rose garden, gifted to her by her husband. Leung used 18 red and yellow potatoes for crispy petals, along with eight more to create a creamy mashed potato base. With a grand prize valued at $12,000, Leung takes home $10,000 cash, a Le Creuset 10-piece enamelled cast iron set, and a one-year supply of potatoes. Concluding the fourth year of the cooking competition, MASTERCHEF CANADA and The Little Potato Company thank all participants who took the time to enter the competition. Submissions came in from across the country following the entry period which began on Sept. 24. The list was narrowed down to five finalists and from there, the finalist was determined. Season 6 of MASTERCHEF CANADA is currently in production and returning to CTV in 2019. Catch up on previous seasons of MASTERCHEF CANADA available now on Crave.

About The Little Potato Company

The Little Potato Company passionately focuses only on little Creamer potatoes. Creamers are highly nutritious, fully mature and naturally delicious small specialty potatoes coveted by foodies and chefs alike. Their exclusive and colorful Creamer varieties are available in produce sections across the Canada and the US. These popular little Creamers 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 Creamers, tasty seasoning mix and specialty trays for even easier preparation and a delicious dining experience. The family-owned company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. For recipe ideas and inspiration, visit or join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest @LittlePotatoCo.

About CTV

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