The Marilyn Denis Show features the final two families in a cook-off airing Dec. 20 on CTV, to determine the champion family and winners of a trip to Tuscany, Italy

TORONTO (December 11, 2017) – CTV’s THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and THE LITTLE POTATO COMPANY announced today the two finalists of The Little Chef: Family Edition competition: the Sparling family from Edmonton, Alta. and the Bell family from Comox, B.C.

In addition to the program’s annual “10 Days of Giveaways” series airing this month, CTV’s THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW also heads into the holidays with The Little Chef: Family Edition culinary showdown. The Sparling and Bell families go head-to-head in a cook-off airing Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO. The top family will win the grand prize of a culinary trip to Tuscany, Italy. Valued at $15,000 and courtesy of The Little Potato Company, the trip includes airfare, accommodation, and an exciting culinary experience.

The Sparling and Bell families were chosen following three weeks of voting at Thousands of votes were cast and along with cooking skill, presentation, and personality, the two families were selected from the previously announced 10 semi-finalists. The Sparling family cooked shepherd’s pie, while the Bell family made breakfast potatoes and curry.

The contest is being promoted and featured at major retailers across Canada and supported at store level with “Little Chef Program” support material and promotional programs.

About The Little Potato Company

The Little Potato Company passionately focuses only on little Creamer potatoes. Creamers are highly nutritious, fully mature, and naturally delicious small specialty potatoes coveted by foodies and chefs alike. Their exclusive and colorful Creamer varieties are available in produce sections across Canada and the US. These popular little Creamers are sold pre-washed and can be cooked in just 5 minutes. They’re also available in convenient Oven|Grill and Microwave Ready packs combining Creamers, tasty seasoning mix, and specialty trays for even easier preparation and a delicious dining experience. The family-owned company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. For recipe ideas and inspiration, visit or join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest @LittlePotatoCo


Hosted by Marilyn Denis and taped before a studio audience, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is a daily lifestyle and entertainment talk show featuring Canadian and international celebrities and experts. Celebrities who have appeared on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW include Harry Connick Jr., Eric McCormack, Carrie Underwood, Amy Poehler, Victor Garber, Tatiana Maslany, Michael Bublé, Diane Keaton, Jason Momoa, Shania Twain, Catherine O’Hara, Keith Urban, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden, Erica Durance, and many more. Top lifestyle experts who have appeared on the show include Jamie Oliver, Dr. Oz and Daphne Oz, Anthony Bourdain, The Kitchen Cousins, John Edward, Mike Holmes, Scott McGillivray, The Property Brothers, Bryan Baeumler, and more. THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is produced by Bell Media Studios, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. John Simpson is Co-Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President and Head, Bell Media Studios. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. More information about THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, including ticket information, can be found at, as well on social media @TheMarilynShow.

About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at

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