Families feud over food on Food Network Canada’s Family Cook Off
Family Feud goes food in a new television series shot in Vancouver. Food Network Canada’s Family Cook Off pits two Canadian families against each other in each of the 12 half-hour episodes.
Each family is represented by a four-person team, which must break in to pairs in order to tackle the two challenges: creating one main entrée and one dessert. Each pair has 20 minutes to prep, cook, and plate a complete dish, which must include a mandatory ingredient as determined by the judges. The family with the highest number of points—based on taste, presentation, and style—wins the coveted Golden Frying Pan and $1,000 for groceries.
Family Cook Off is hosted by Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Kim D’Eon. The show’s judges include Food Network celebrity chefs and cookbook authors Anthony Sedlak and Trish Magwood. While Party Dish creator and host Magwood resides in Toronto, Sedlak recently opened The American Cheesesteak Co., in Vancouver after hosting four seasons of The Main .
Contestants ranged in age from nine to 67 and came from across the country, including Salt Spring Island and Prince Edward Island. The show was shot against the backdrop of False Creek in front of a live audience.
Family Cook Off premieres on Food Network Canada on Thursday (March 1) with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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