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Our Grand Prize Winner!

We are happy to announce the winner of the MasterChef Canada and The Little Potato Company Competition, crowning Irene L. from Ontario as the culinary challenge champion for her original, creative recipe, “Little Potato Roses”. Irene was selected by competition judges including celebrity chef Michael Bonacini, Oscar Bonacini, and The Little Potato Company Director of Creative Services, John Edmonds. After tasting and shortlisting recipes from Canadians across the country, the judges determined the finalist based on little potato usage, taste, visual impact, and story. Irene’s recipe was inspired by her rose garden, gifted to her by her husband. She used 18 red and yellow potatoes for crispy petals, along with eight more to create a creamy mashed potato base.

Chef Michael Bonacini cooked the winning dish live on The Marilyn Denis Show.

Our Culinary challenge winner Irene L. takes home the grand prize of $10,000, a 10-piece Le Creuset cook set, and a one-year supply of Little Potatoes.

Try the winning dish at home with the full recipe!

The Grand Prize & Top 5 Finalists

This year we challenged you to channel your inner foodie and create an original, masterful recipe. After receiving hundreds of delicious entries we’re so excited to announce our top five finalists for the $10,000 grand prize in our competition with MasterChef Canada! They are:

1. Michelle C. from Toronto
2. Terri G. from Calgary
3. Irene L. from Port Dover
4. Nancy V. from Stoney Creek
5. Joanna V. from Lillooet

A huge congratulations to our Top 5! Your recipes are moving on to the final judging round where renowned chef Michael Bonacini will select the winner and cook your dish live on the Marilyn Denis Show on Wednesday, December 19th! Best of luck!

The winner of the MasterChef Canada & Little Potato Company 2018 contest will win $10,000 cash, a 10-piece Le Creuset cook set, AND a one-year supply of Little potatoes.

Not to mention, bragging rights, of course! MasterChef Michael Bonacini himself will be judging the Top 5 Finalist recipes!

Chef Bonacini Recipe Inspiration

The Little Potato Company grows only Creamer potatoes – it’s all we have done for more than 20 years! We love Little Potatoes and we hope your family and friends will love them too! Besides their naturally buttery taste, nutrition, they’re a super convenient way to elevate any dish in your kitchen.

Master Chefs like Michael Bonacini are all too familiar with choosing the freshest, top quality ingredients. And Chef Bonacini has created five exclusive Little Potato recipes to help inspire you in the kitchen when creating your own masterful dish! (You’ll get all five after you enter the contest).

Learn from Chef Bonacini in our Video Gallery!


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