Food Network Canada will debut the dessert competition series Great Chocolate Showdown this February, tasking 10 bakers to create a range of chocolate-based treats.
The format sees contestants from locations such as Los Angeles, Vancouver, Dallas, New York City and Montreal face a number of challenges each week, from baking a chocolate creation with a “galactic mirror finish” to re-imagining a classic campfire treat, in the hopes of winning a US$50,000 grand prize.
Judges include television personality and cookbook author Anna Olson, British cake designer Cynthia Stroud and pastry chef and chocolatier Steven Hodge.
The series is produced by Toronto-based Architect Films in association with Corus Studios. Tanya Linton and Mike Sheerin are executive producers for Architect Films, and Jennifer Pratt is supervising producer.
For Corus Studios and Food Network Canada, Debbie Brown is executive-in-charge of production.
Great Chocolate Showdown premieres Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada.