The partnership gives families across Canada the chance to compete in a culinary competition on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW for the chance to win a family trip to Tuscany, Italy.

TORONTO (September 11, 2017) – CTV’s THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and The Little Potato Company announced today they have joined forces for the third year in a row for The Little Chef Competition – a culinary showdown that gives children the opportunity to get creative with Little Potatoes and show off their cooking skills on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. The latest edition of the competition comes with a twist, as entire families are invited to take part in what is being called Little Chef: Family Edition.

Beginning today through Sunday, Oct. 22, Canadian families are invited to enter the competition. Following this entry period, the judges will determine the Top 10 semi-finalists to compete for the two finalist spots. Finalists will then appear on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW with MASTERCHEF CANADA’s Michael Bonacini to compete for the grand prize – a family trip to Tuscany, Italy, valued at $15,000. To enter, families are invited to submit a family photo accompanied by a maximum of 250-word essay on why they like to cook together. For more information on how to enter, visit

“We’ve had great success with the previous two Little Chef competitions and, now with entire families cooking, we expect to see the most dynamic culinary creations yet,” said Laird White, Director, Brand Partnerships, Bell Media. “We’re pleased to continue our partnership with The Little Potato Company and give families from across the country an opportunity to appear on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW.”

“Everyone in the world deserves to eat healthy and nutritious food,” said CEO and Co-founder of The Little Potato Company, Angela Santiago. “Through our Little Chef Program, we help kids prepare and cook simple foods for the whole family. Our Creamer potatoes are tasty, nutritious, and an easy ingredient for families to cook with. We are excited to see what this year’s competition will dish up for Little Chef: Family Edition.”

Each of the Top 10 families will submit a video showing them cooking with Little Potatoes. From Nov. 13-26, a public vote on will be held and, along with input from producers of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and judges from The Little Potato Company, the two finalists will be determined. Additionally, online voters will have the chance to win one of two prizes.

The final cook-off will feature the two families (semi-finalists) going head-to-head on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, airing on the week of Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO, to determine which family will win the grand prize.

The Little Chef: Family Edition will be featured in major grocery retailers across Canada. Find more recipe inspiration and ideas for cooking with Creamer potatoes at

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 less than 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 Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. John Simpson is Co-Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President and Head, of Bell Media Production. 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.

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