Food Network Canada packs flavour into the fall season with a palate-pleasing slate. The schedule begins with a new season of Duff Takes the Cake with cake master Duff Goldman on August 31 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, followed by new series Vegas Chef Prizefight hosted by chef Anne Burrell on September 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Star-studded celebrity marathons run all Labour Day weekend starting September 5 at 1 p.m. and September 6 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Series featured and special guests include Cupcake Wars with judges Coolio, Carson Kressley , and Nene Leakes, Celebrity Food Fight featuring Kevin Jonas, Jennie Garth and Andy Dick, Beat Bobby Flay with Michael Che, Kristin Cavallari, Martha Stewart and more. The evening of September 6 sees the highly-anticipated baking competition series Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart debut at 8 and 9 p.m. ET/PT. Everyone’s favourite cake boss, Buddy Valastro, returns on September 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with the new series Big Time Bake .
The fall slate sees the return of two Corus Studios Original series, Wall of Chefs (Insight Productions) and Big Food Bucket List (Lone Eagle Entertainment). After securing a spot as one of the Top 10 programs on Food Network Canada this spring,* Wall of Chefs returns with new episodes led by host Noah Cappe as an all-new roster of Canada’s most ambitious home cooks battle in front of the country’s best chefs. Airing September 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the first episode “Pop the Champagne” sees one home cook try to rewrite the rules of mixing seafood and dairy, and everyone tries to make magic out of the Romano beans in chef Susur Lee’s fridge. In the final round, two home cooks put a twist on a classic dish in order to win the $10,000. For a full list of the competing home cooks, please visit foodnetwork.ca.
In the second season of travelogue series Big Food Bucket List, host John Catucci is taking viewers on brand-new food adventures as he checks buzz-worthy and delicious food off his bucket list beginning September 12 with back-to-back new episodes at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The first episode “Love You a Latke” sees John dive into the menu of Montréal, Que.’s favourite brunch spot and discovers why this new-school Jewish deli is taking the city by storm. Next, he checks eye-popping green falafel off his bucket list in Victoria, B.C. and then heads to an incredible institution known for serving the freshest fish in Miami, Fla.
Food Network Canada’s new series, seasons and specials for fall include:
Duff Takes the Cake, Season 2 (5×30)
New season premieres August 31 and September 7 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
The finale episode will air on September 14 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Duff Goldman and his team of decorators, designers and builders work around the clock to make epic, show-stopping cakes for milestone events and parties for their social media followers. The team is then challenged with delivering these extra-special creations to a variety of venues and locations both on time and intact.
Chopped: Beat the Judge (6×60)
New stunt series premieres September 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Can Chopped champions beat Chopped royalty? In this first-of-its-kind battle, fearless returning winners compete for a chance to face off against illustrious Chopped judges.
Vegas Chef Prizefight (6×60)
New series premieres September 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Las Vegas is a place where dreams are made, and chef Anne Burrell hosts as eight handpicked, hotshot chefs interview for the job of a lifetime – a head chef position in a brand-new restaurant at the Flamingo Resort and Casino. Each week the chefs will take over a restaurant within the Caesars Empire for one dinner service to prove they have the talent, leadership and determination to run a ten-million-dollar restaurant in the biggest culinary city on earth – Las Vegas. Recurring judges include Scott Conant and Eileen Moore.
Restaurant: Impossible (7×60)
Revisited special (1×60) premieres September 3at 9 p.m. ET/PT
New episodes premiere September 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Robert’s back and turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible. But chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He’ll use a little MacGyver and a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant, and pave the road to a successful future?
Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart (4×60)
New series premieres September 6 at 8 and 9 p.m. ET/PT
Six campers brave the outdoor elements for a once in a lifetime opportunity – to perfect their baking skills under the watchful eye of baking mentor Martha Stewart, host Jesse Palmer and camp counselors and baking experts Carla Hall and Dan Langan. Each episode the bakers are lead through challenges that test their skills over two rounds, with the most impressive baker of the first heat getting a personal one-on-one mentoring session with their idol, Martha, in her home kitchen. Equal parts baking boot-camp and camp-inspired games and challenges, the baker that displays the least amount of progress at the end of each episode will pack their bags and head home, with the last camper standing winning a kitchen filled with appliances worth $25,000.
Big Time Bake (6×60)
New series premieres September 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Buddy Valastro is now judging some of the best bakers from across the country to the test in a nonstop dessert competition. With only six hours, the competitors must bake creative cookies, decadent cupcakes and a showpiece cake all inspired by a surprise theme. The clock never stops, even during the judging, as Buddy and the guest judges visit each baker’s station every two hours to taste and critique their sweets. Buddy and two rotating expert judges, including Nacho Aguirre, Ralph Attanasia, Zoe Francois, Tregaye Frasier, Dan Langan, Lorraine Pascale, Aarti Sequeira, Thiago Silva, and Kristen Tomlan will determine the baker’s item on the bottom of the batch and will send them home without finishing their remaining items. It’s a battle against the clock!
The Great Food Truck Race , Season 12 (6×60)
New season premieres September 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Host Tyler Florence welcomes seven teams of food truck operators for the adventure of a lifetime along California’s Gold Coast, with its larger-than-life backdrops and big-money opportunities. Each week, the teams race to a different glamorous location to face new challenges, cook incredible dishes and, as always, try to outsell the competition. The team that earns the least has to turn in their VIP badges at the door until two teams are left to face off for the ultimate $50,000 prize.
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