Season 05, Episode 1 – “All Stars Assemble”
Top Chef Canada is back! In the season debut, Host Eden Grinshpan and Head Judge Mark McEwan welcome back 12 All-Star Chefs to compete in the most prestigious culinary competition in the country and battle it out for the title that has eluded them all: Canada’s Top Chef. For their first QuickFire in the brand-new Monogram kitchen, the chefs must create a dish that represents one of Canada’s four seasons. Later, in the Elimination Challenge, the chefs are challenged to take the ingredients from the dishes that sent them packing from their original seasons and use them to create an All-Star quality dish. At the table for this all-important first elimination are Eden, Chef McEwan, and a brand-new panel of expert resident judges, Chris Nuttall-Smith, Mijune Pak and Janet Zuccarini.