Be a Master Chef at Home
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.
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!
What is the recipe contest?
Create an original recipe for a chance to win $10,000!
Calling all Canadians! The Little Potato Company and MasterChef Canada’s Michael Bonacini are proud to partner and bring you a brand new recipe contest.
You can be a Master Chef at home with our ‘not-so-mystery ingredient’ for a chance to win $10,000 cash – and bragging rights! It’s simple: channel your inner foodie to create an original recipe, give it a catchy name, take a photo, and enter online by November 11, 2018.
Finalists will be judged by MasterChef Canada’s Michael Bonacini.
Read on for more info and how to enter! If you’re ready to enter now, head over to CTV.ca/littlepotato.
What do I need to enter?
To enter, simply provide a photo of your original recipe, a short description of your dish (up to 500 words), and your contact information. Visit CTV.ca/LittlePotato to enter today.
How do I enter?
It’s simple. All you need is an original photo of a dish you created from your unique recipe. Tell us your dish name and a short description (under 500 words), and that’s it! Remember to enter by November 11, 2018.
The Top 5 Finalists will be shortlisted in late November and asked to provide more recipe story information before the final judging round. Each finalist will also win a prize pack valued at $175 CAD!
Got your original recipe and photo ready? Head over to CTV.ca/LittlePotato to complete the entry form and submit your entry before the November 11, 2018 deadline.
What is the Grand Prize?
The grand prize is $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!
Who is eligible to enter?
All adult residents in Canada, age 18 years or older, are eligible to enter.
When is the deadline?
The contest opens on September 24, 2018 and the deadline to enter your original recipe and photo is November 11, 2018 (enter before 11:59:59 EST). After that, the Top 5 Finalists will be shortlisted and announced in late November, watch this page for updates! The final judging period will take place in early December and announce the winner thereafter. Stay tuned!
Where can I read full contest details and timelines?
You can read them right here: Read full contest details and timelines.