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Kelly Mackay
Episode 80 | Season 4

Hosting the last evening is wacky Kelly M., who’s taking everyone back to the middle ages with her ‘Medieval Era’ theme. She’s planned a risky game of William Tell and a cutlery-free dinner of “ye olde” Cornish hen and fingerling potatoes. Who will be crowned the host with the most in our first ever extreme theme week?

Kelly Henderson
Episode 79 | Season 4

Tonight’s host sweet and sassy Kelly H. is throwing a ‘Sexy Steamy Night’.

 

(Un)-dressed to the nines, Kelly has a sexy surprise right out of the gate for her guests.  But as the aphrodisiac dinner continues, Stephanie and Rudy rub each other the wrong way. Will Kelly’s steamy night light her guests’ fires, or will her scores go up in smoke? 

Jason Furlano
Episode 78 | Season 4

Night three’s host jock Jason is throwing an ‘Under the Sea’ soiree. He’s planning sea-themed décor, sandcastle contests and creepy crawly parting gifts, but will his lobster boil and beachy blueberry parfait sink his chances of winning?

Rudy El Maghariki
Episode 77 | Season 4

Tonight’s host Rudy wows his guests with an ‘Arabian Nights’ theme. He serves up authentic Lebanese food and even teaches everyone a little belly dancing. But with such an exotic night ahead, are all the guests going to be willing to step out of their comfort zones?

Stephanie Weilinger
Episode 76 | Season 4

Sassy girl Stephanie kicks off extreme themes week with her cowboy dinner party, complete with barn decor. For the first time ever we add on an extra score for theme.  Her night suffers from so-so sliders; can a surprise famous entertainer, Russell deCarle of Prairie Oyster, lasso a win for this cowgirl?

Marco Stabellini
Episode 75 | Season 4

It’s the final night and know-it-all Italian Marco is anxious to impress his guests.

He starts the night off with some strong but gender specific drinks and what better way to cap off a night at the Italian Stallion’s home with a… belly dancer?

Will Marco’s infamous meat and careful seasoning make up for his week-long digs, or is revenge a dish best served bloody?

Penny Cavener
Episode 74 | Season 4

It’s the fourth night of our week-long foodie feud, and we’re in Ajax at the home of A-type Penny who is hosting a French menu and dressing for success. A psychic is brought in to entertain the guests...but after Penny serves some disastrous gruyère gougères, who will win is still anyone’s guess. 

Madalena Longo
Episode 73 | Season 4

Goodie-two shoes Maddie is relying on charm and planning to make her night a success.  Her guests get hands-on with each other, and Maddie admits to some strange sleeping arrangements with her boyfriend. But just when she thinks her night is complete, a surprise guest arrives to sweep someone off their feet.

Can a prim and proper Princess throw a party to remember or will her night fail to ignite?

Melissa Tikanen
Episode 71 | Season 4

It’s the second night of a week-long wine and dine and we’re in Oshawa where mischievous Melissa is hosting a spooky Halloween theme night, complete with costumes and a pumpkin piñata.

Will her haunted evening hound out the competition or will her botched dessert bury her chances of winning?

Glen Varvaro
Episode 71 | Season 4

It’s the first night of a week-long wine and dine and we’re in Ajax where hyperactive electrician Glen is hosting a German-themed dinner…with a little help from some leftovers. Can his simple soup save him, or will the guests have a beef with his beef?

Larry Boccioletti
Episode 70 | Season 4

It’s the final night and a fight to the finish for a cash prize. Hosting tonight’s final dinner party of the week is barbershop singer Butch.

Can the old timer teach the kids a lesson or will he get schooled? 

Vicky Celestini
Episode 69 | Season 4

It’s the fourth night in a five day dinner party war and hosting tonight is pretentious foodie Vicky. It’s a Thursday throwback and tonight’s theme is paying homage to the sixties and Vicky is hoping it will be swanky.

Will a pretentious perfectionist pull off an A-plus party or will she fail miserably? 

Minesh Dattani
Episode 68 | Season 4

It’s the third night of a week-long food fight and hosting on hump night is flashy entrepreneur Minesh.

Everybody heads to Minesh’s mansion for hump night and the guests are impressed by his flashy manor. Minesh’s puts his money on the plate with his main but will his guests be wowed or put off by Mr. Pretentious?

Tricia Warren
Episode 67 | Season 4

It’s the second night of a week-long food fight and hosting in the hot seat is testy mom of three Tricia. Tonight’s theme is Mardi Gras and has a dress code but will the guests get into the spirit?

Can Tricia’s Mardi Gras night hit the high notes or be a washed out parade?

Marie Renaud
Episode 66 | Season 4

It’s the first night of a week-long food battle in Georgetown. Starting us off is flakey singleton Marie. Marie is disorganized and chaotic in the kitchen and her cooking goes from bad to worse.

Can a flakey wine loving lush charm her guests or will she end up flat on her back?

Domenic Pisano
Episode 65 | Season 4

It’s the final night of our food fight in Niagara Falls and hoping to thunder the competition is clumsy tailor Domenic Pisano.  Joining him around the dinner table is kooky correctional officer Judy Marlow, mouthy B+B owner Maria Toye, cougar Karen Bishop, and man’s man George McPherson.

Tonight we are headed back to 1988 - prom night to be exact. Domenic is throwing an all-out ‘80s theme to get the guests pumped up.  Despite one guest’s high expectations on the courses, the final course of amaretto trifle may have to win him over.

Will a rock 'n’ roll prom king get dethroned by the competition or will he walk away with the $1,000 cash prize?

Judy Marlow
Episode 64 | Season 4

It’s mid-week and our road trip to Niagara Falls has us at kooky correctional officer Judy Marlow’s home.  Joining her around the dinner table is mouthy B+B owner Maria Toye, cougar Karen Bishop, man’s man George McPherson and tailor Domenic Pisano.

The guests will be seeing a lot of pink as Judy plans to brighten things up with her pink-themed dinner party.  Judy shops for a beautiful floral arrangement to set the tone and then kicks off the night.  To close the night out and before the guests disappear Judy has one last surprise to entertain them; a magician

Will the correctional officer take down her competition or will her chances of winning vanish?

George McPherson
Episode 63 | Season 4

It’s the third night in our week long wine and dine in Niagara and taking the reigns on hump night is man’s man George McPherson.

The cougars are on the prowl tonight but can George tame the ladies with his food and will his guests be impressed with the effort or give picky George a taste of his own critical medicine. George continues with his fancy cooking and the  table conversation takes an awkward turn when Judy confesses to having a foot fetish and takes a bite out of George’s toe horrifying the other guests.

Can an arrogant know it all win over his critics or will he crash and burn?

Maria Toye
Episode 62 | Season 4

This week, Come Dine has hit the road and parked up in Niagara for a week long wine and dine. It’s the second night and mouthy B+B owner Maria Toye is hosting.

Maria is going for simplicity over sophistication for her night but will her guests enjoy the crepes she made six hours earlier and reheated in the microwave. After dishing out her dinner she takes everyone out to her backyard to stomp there feet in a bucket of grapes.

Will Maria put her money where her mouth is? Or will her simple supper fall flat?

Karen Bishop
Episode 61 | Season 4

This week, Come Dine has hit the road and parked up in Niagara for a week long wine and dine. Kicking off the week is man-eating cougar Karen Bishop.

Karen starts by serving rock hard canapés with a green salad for her appetizer, she’s relying on the topping to cover up the crunch. She tries to wow with them her main course, homemade linguine and beed burgundy but her pasta goes off the boil, smoke alarm kicks in and the beef is runny. It doesn’t get better at dessert when her homemade raspberry clafouti sticks to the pan meaning she can’t serve it and instead dishes up a chocolate mouse minus the second part of her dessert.

Will this kooky cougar crush the competition? Or will she be left licking her wounds.

Martha O'Neill
Episode 60 | Season 4

It’s the last day of a week long quest for the title of host with the most. Last up to the plate is funny mom Martha.

Tonight, the theme is ‘salt and pepper’ complete with black and white dress code and personal mini shakers. After this sassy mom rumbles through her collection of useless kitchen tools, the appetizer is ready to be served.  Her main course is a breeze, thanks to following her recipes to a tee. But before the final dessert of the week is served, the guests are asked to play an improv game where they mime each other.

Will Martha end up on center stage?  Or will her performance put her in the penalty box?

Yazmin Islam
Episode 59 | Season 4

It’s night four of a five night dinner party challenge worth $1000. Tonight’s globetrotting theme puts travel nut Yazmin in the pilot’s seat.

The guests arrive looking worldly in their most prized travel destination outfits. Yazmin is staying on track and navigating her way through the courses by hanging her recipes on the cupboards. Following a shaky take-off, Yazmin serves a Greek inspired main course. Coming in for the landing, it’s a hard to pronounce dessert from Mexico.

Will Yasmin fly straight to victory? Or will her party crash and burn?

Ramon
Episode 58 | Season 4

It’s hump day! Stuck in the middle of this week-long food fight between strangers is vibrant banker Ramon. 

Tonight Colombian native Ramon is strutting his way through the kitchen in style. This high heel loving, extravagant host is planning to be the centre of attention using his country’s colours to make the night vibrant for his guests. After rave reviews and emotional conversations at the table, the final course of the night is served. Before the cabs arrive, Ramon has one final surprise for one guest.

Will this night be a drag? Or will Ramon win the crown and end up as the Queen of the competition?

Jahte Le
Episode 57 | Season 4

It’s the second day of a week long dinner party war and tonight’s host is cocky entertainer Jahte.

Tonight is a pajama-themed dinner party and Jahte is keeping it casual and saving time by serving everything family style. Before his guests catch on to his laziness, Jahte serves dessert, accompanied by an exclusive musical performance.

Will Jahte’s meal create a family atmosphere? Or will having to serve themselves cause family drama?

Brenda Martin
Episode 56 | Season 4

It’s the first day of a week long food fest and starting it off is cute and kooky cook Brenda.

Brenda is taking her guests far away with her Parisian bohemian chic theme.  After an underwhelming first course, it’s another complicated course for her main. Brenda soon realizes she needs to drop one of her three desserts.

Will this French foodie impress her guests with her big ambition?  Or will they just be turned off by too much food?

Nicole Ducharme
Episode 55 | Season 4

It’s the last day of a week long food fight and five proud residents of Ottawa are ready to find out who is on coming out on top. Tonight, firecracker francophone Nicole Ducharme is ready to show why the French do it best. Joining her around the table are trophy wife Julie Goldblatt, competitive mean girl Jill Hache, meticulous manscaper Joshua Abrams and blue collar dad John Villeneuve.

With everyone seated around the table Nicole plates and serves her appetizer of black olives stuffed with feta, cherry tomatoes and herbed olive oil with a fresh baguette. Hoping to wow her guests Nicole brings out her main course-chicken breast stuffed with brie and apples, twice-baked potatoes with chipotle and lime and bacon-wrapped asparagus. To cap off the night and a successful week Nicole serves her dessert to her awaiting guests-mock apple pie with fruit sorbet.

Will this francophone create a winning menu? Or will her night be lost in translation?

John Villeneuve
Episode 54 | Season 4

It’s the second last day of a five day dinner party challenge and five Ottawa foodies are competing for the grand prize. Tonight, blue collar dad John Villeneuve is in the drivers seat hoping to impress. Joining him around the table trophy wife Julie Goldblatt, competitive mean girl Jill Hache, meticulous manscaper Joshua Abrams and firecracker francophone Nicole Ducharme.

Without delay John serves his first meal of the day roasted beet and goats cheese arugula Rideau salad. Before his guests have time to complain about the time John is ready with his main course-coq au vin served on egg noodles with haricots verts amandine and buttermilk bread. To cap off a successful evening John plates and serves his final course, dessert-grilled cinnamon peaches with maple mascarpone. 

Will this dad make his family proud? Or will he be renegaded to the dog house?

Joshua Abrams | Ottawa
Episode 53 | Season 4

It’s the third day of a five day dinner party war and we’re in the nations capital to see which foodie is the hostess with the mostest. Tonight’s host is meticulous manscaper Joshua Abrams and joining him around the table are trophy wife Julie Goldblatt, competitive mean girl Jill Hache, blue collar dad John Villeneuve and firecracker francophone Nicole Ducharme.

Joshua plates and serves his first course of the evening-pecan-encrusted halibut with goats cheese and seasonal beet quinoa risotto in a mustard seed cream sauce. While Joshua goes to the kitchen to prepare his next course he brings in a surprise guest to serve another round of drinks. The dinner guests get entertainment by not only a mixologist but magician-mixologist?. Once Joshua has stalled for enough time he serves his main course-red wine braised beef with roasted garlic sweet potato parsnip puree, brussels sprout slaw sautéed in duck fat with horseradish remoulade and home baked beer bread. To keep the night moving Joshua quickly plates and serves his dessert-dark chocolate nut butter cake with a berry coulis.

Will the meticulous manscaper be polished enough to win? Or has his chances of winning become a disappearing act?

Jill Hache
Episode 52 | Season 4

It’s the second night in our week long wine and dine in Canada’s capital Ottawa and our host for the evening is competitive mean girl Jill Hache. Joining her around the table are meticulous manscaper Joshua Abrams, blue collar dad John Villeneuve, firecracker francophone Nicole Ducharme and trophy wife Julie Goldblatt.

The claws are coming out tonight as the group is instructed to come dressed in animal print…Jill’s favorite pattern. After a PURRfect mingle the guests sit around the table in anticipation for the food. In the kitchen Jill prepares her first course of the night and takes it out to her awaiting guests-gazpacho and salad with maple citrus vinaigrette dressing. Fearing that her chicken will get to dry Jill quickly plates and serves her main course-safe and pecan encrusted chicken stuffed with cheese and prosciutto. Jill takes tha pause after dinner to open up about her bullying past but will her guests think that she’s changed? Before the girl fights get to out of hand Jill plates her final course of the evening-s’mores in a glass, blow torch and all.

Will an animal print party bring out the claws? Or will Jill become the king of the jungle?

Julie Goldblatt
Episode 51 | Season 4

It’s the first day of a five day dinner party dust up and for the first time every we are in the nations capital-Ottawa.  The first foodie challenge to impress their guests is trophy wife Julie Goldblatt.  Joining her around the table is competitive mean girl Jill Hache, meticulous manscaper Joshua Abrams, blue collar dad John Villeneuve and firecracker francophone Nicole Ducharme.

The night kicks off to a fun start as the guests show up wearing their best 80’s attire and a lot of flammable hair.  A quick meeting and it’s time for play as Julie gets them active in a game of pin the tail on the beaver.  After working up an appetite the guests are seated around the table and Julie serves her first course of the evening- french onion soup.  Receiving mixed reviews for her appetizer Julie is hoping to win them over with her main course-herb encrusted lamb with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus.  Here to prove that Ottawa isn’t a boring city Julie brings out the tequila for a group cheers.  With their taste buds washed away Julie takes the opportunity to serve her final course of the evening-no bake cheesecake with cherry topping.  Before the night is over Julie brings out her final surprise of the night violinists playing Mozart.

Will Julie pull all the right strings to win over her guests?  Or will her meal fall flat?

Dave Goode
Episode 50 | Season 4

It’s the final night of a five day battle and tonight playing on home turf is phys-ed teacher Dave Goode.  Joining him at the dinner table is compulsive dieter Alicja Kachnicz, mystery shopper Ruth Simpson, newlywed Nidhi Mahajan and bus driver Avni Hyseini. 

Dave puts the groups through some stretches to get them loose and limber for the evening.  Once seated at the table Dave brings in his first course of the evening and serves it to the group-mango, avocado, shrimp and salsa Martini. 

After the group opens up about some risqué wishes Dave heads back into the kitchen.  Underestimating his cooking time Dave cranks up the heat to get things going faster.  With his table guests getting impatient Dave plates and serves his main course-filet mignon with mushroom cream sauce served with herb roasted tomato salad, asparagus and fingerling potatoes..  Not wanting to make them wait Dave quickly serves his dessert-peach and strawberry ginger crumble with vanilla ice cream.  With a full stomach Dave puts everyone to work…against each other with a not so friendly game of dodgeball in the backyard. 

Can a gym junkie get a slam dunk? Or will he be put permanently in the penalty box?

Avni Hyseini
Episode 49 | Season 4

It’s the fourth day of a week long dinner party blowout and tonight’s host is bus driver Avni Hyseini.  Joining him around the dinner table is phys-ed teacher Dave Goode, compulsive dieter Alicja Kachnicz, mystery shopper Ruth Simpson and newlywed Nidhi Mahajan.

The group arrives ready to place as much judgment on Avni as possible, starting with his table setting.  Unfazed in the kitchen Avni works on his appetizer while his guests get thirsty at the table.  Before they get too unruly Avni serves his first course of the evening-chicken noodle soup served with homemade bread rolls.  To loosen up his guests Avni offers massages although not everyone is eager for the pampering.  Avni feels confident in serving his main course which highlights meat and egg…who wouldn’t love that?-meat roll with a hard boiled egg center served with potato and beef moussaka.  To make up for his lack luster food Avni tries to lighten the mood with some long jokes.  After a quick check for hairs Avni is ready to go with his final course of the evening.  He plates and serves his dessert and is surprised by the outcome-chocolate crinkle cookie served with vanilla ice cream.  Although before the guests retire for the night Avni shakes up the evening with a belly dancer for entertainment.

Will this picky perfectionist win by a hair?  Or will Karma come in to ruin his chances?

Nidhi Mahajan
Episode 48 | Season 4

It’s hump day on our culinary dinner party challenge and taking her leap in the kitchen is newlywed Nidhi Mahajan.  Joining her around the dinner table is bus driver Avni Hyseini, phys-ed teacher Dave Goode, compulsive dieter Alicja Kachnicz and mystery shopper Ruth Simpson. 

The group arrives and all put on Ditka’s to get into the culture of the night.  Not forgetting her North American roots as well Nidhi blends east and west with her first course of the evening-tandoori chicken sliders with a cucumber yogurt sauce.  The guests might not have been in love with the app but they are in love with the idea of creating an online profile for Avni’s dating life.  The night seems to be going well so Nidhi keeps the ball rolling by quickly serving her main-deep fried chili chicken served with vegetable and egg fried rice.  Nidhi puts her guests in check with a quick spelling bee before rewarding them with some sweets and her last course of the day-galup gamoon with vanilla bean ice cream.       

Can the hot Hindu spice up the competition?  Or will the heat blow her out of the competition? 

Ruth Simpson
Episode 47 | Season 4

It’s the second day of the competition and we’re in Brampton with mystery shopper Ruth Simpson. Joining her around the dinner table is mystery shopper Ruth Brown, newlywed Nidhi Mahajan, bus driver Avni Hyseini, phys-ed teacher Dave Goode and compulsive dieter Alicja Kachnicz.

After a slow cooking day Ruth greets her guests to an even slower paced mingle. The guests quickly move to the table and wait for the app. Ruth picks off the burnt pieces from her toasted bread and plates and serves her app: roasted garlic bruschetta and goat cheese beet salad. Ruth reveals her darker side with ghosts stories because really, nothing cleanses the palate like creepy stories. With no time to spare Ruth serves her main course: pan seared chicken in a tomato wine sauce served over rice. Even though Ruth went to the trouble of omitting the alcohol for Avni she accidently missed one long brown piece of hair on his plate. To keep the night moving Ruth brings out the noisemakers for a quick game of alcohol trivia. Trying to win her guests over for the last time Ruth serves her dessert: crepes served with fruit compote, whipped cream and toasted almonds.

Will a soon be senior keep up with the cool kids? Or will stories of days gone by be too much for her guests to handle?

Alicja Kachnicz
Episode 46 | Season 4

It's the first of a 5 day dinner party challenge and taking the drivers seat tonight is compulsive dieter Alicja Kachnicz. Joining her around the dinner table is mystery shopper Ruth Brown, newlywed Nidhi Mahajan, bus driver Avni Hyseini ad phys-ed teacher Dave Goode.

Alicja starts off on the right foot by having a few too many drinks during her cooking prep. After a rocky mingle the guests get comfortable around the table as Alicja starts to feel the heat in the kitchen. After throwing out the sauce Alicja plates and serves her app: salmon cakes and cucumber avocado salad. A hair mishap sends Alicja into a rage and back to the kitchen to try and redeem herself with the main: BBQ sauce smothered chicken with cheese, mushrooms and bacon served with wild rice with mushrooms and parmesan green beans. Alicja finally gets out her aggression by challenging her guests to an arm wrestle. The dessert can't come soon enough as she serves her final course-drunken tiramisu.

Will Alicja be able to drink her way to victory? Or will she make her guests split hairs?

John Riche
Episode 45 | Season 4

It's the last night of a week-long dinner party challenge in Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Know-it-all John Riche has patiently waited his turn in the kitchen. Joining him around the table are cabaret cutie Krista Hynes, flighty cat-lady Bev Pike, bad boy bay man Dave Lush and quirky old soul Rebecca Puddester.

Wanting to impress his guests John creates not one but three soups for his appetizer-crab and lobster tomato bisque, briny cod chowder and cream of asparagus, leek and turnip top soup. To keep the night moving John serves his main course with confidence-lemon and oregano grilled Newfoundland lamb with tabbouleh, rosemary roasted potatoes and Greek salad. Ending on a dirty high John plates and serves his evening-chocolate mud cake with raspberry coulis and vanilla bean ice cream.

Will John impress his guests with his cooking know how? Or will his false confidence get the better of him?

Menu
Appetizer: Crab & Lobster Tomato Bisque, Cod Chowder and Cream of Asparagus, Leek & Turnip Top Soup
Main: Lemon & Oregano Grilled Lamb, Tabbouleh and Horiatiki (Greek Salad)
Dessert: Chocolate Mud Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream

Rebecca Puddester
Episode 44 | Season 4

It's the second last night of a week long dinner party challenge and we’re down by the bay visiting the foodies of Newfoundland. Jumping in the front seat is quirky old soul Rebecca Puddester. Joining her around the table are Mr. Know-It-All John Riche, cabaret cutie Krista Hynes, flighty cat-lady Bev Pike and bad boy baymen Dave Lush.

Rebecca is ready to impress as she serves and plates her appetizer: orange and ginger butternut squash soup. Rebecca wows them with her east coast inspired main: spinach and mushroom stuffed pork tenderloin with a southern shore bakeapple sauce wild mushroom risotto and sautéed snow peas. Rebecca is hopeful that she’ll wow them with her dessert-chocolate coffee liqueur torte.

Will the old soul know enough to deliver a winning meal? Or is she too far ahead of her time?

Menu
Appetizer: Orange & Ginger Butternut Squash Soup
Main: Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Bakeapple Sauce and Mushroom Risotto
Dessert: Chocolate Coffee Liqueur "Torte"

Dave Lush
Episode 43 | Season 4

It's night three of a week long dinner party challenge and we’ve headed east to Newfoundland and Labrador. Taking on hump day is bad boy bay man Dave Lush and joining him around the table are quirky old soul Rebecca Puddester, Mr. Know-it-all John Riche, cabaret cutie Krista Hynes and flighty cat-lady Bev Pike.

Everyone shows up in good moods expecting a roaring good time. After opening his beers with his mouth Dave seats everyone at his table. To honor his east coast heritage Dave fries, plates and serves his appetizer: cod tongues with avocado and dill dressing. The softer side of Dave gets exposed as he recites a poem that opens up the floodgates. Before everyone becomes a puddle Dave treats his guests to his main: filet mignon, seafood stuffed mushroom caps, saffron garlic mash. The tears come back full stream when Dave opens up again about his daughter. With no time for a delay Dave serves his dessert-sticky toffee pudding. To cap off the night, the guests are pulled outside for a rocking good time.

Will this bad boy bay man win over his guests by showing his softer side? Or will the pressure to perform just make it too hard to succeed?

Menu
Appetizer: Cod Tongues with Avocado Dill Dressing
Main: Filet Mignon with Blueberry Port Reduction, Saffron Garlic Mash and Seafood-Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Dessert: Ooey Gooey Sticky Toffee Pudding

Bev Pike
Episode 42 | Season 4

It's night two of a week long dinner party challenge and we're in the Rock to see whether the title will go to a bay man or a townie. Hosting tonight is flighty cat-lady Bev Pike and joining her around the table is bad boy bay man Dave Lush, quirky old soul Rebecca Puddester, Mr. Know-it-all John Riche and cabaret cutie Krista Hynes.

To soak up the alcohol Bev quickly plates her app and serves it to her hungry guests-curried crab cakes. Bev hurries back to the kitchen just in time to plate her overcooked Prime rib with aus jus, roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus. Without delay Bev plates and serves her final course of the evening: bakeapple cheesecake, blueberry meringue squares and partridgeberry pastry bites. Although Bev saves the night by ending it off with a bang, including fireworks and a howl at the full moon.

Will Bev get burned by the pressure? Or will her night go off with a bang?

Menu
Appetizer: Curried Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa Served and Spicy Lemon and Paprika Aioli
Main: Roasted Prime Rib au Jus with Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus
Dessert: Bakeapple Cheesecake, Blueberry Meringue Squares and Partridgeberry Pastry Bites

Krista Lee Hynes
Episode 41 | Season 4

Tonight is night one of a week long dinner party competition and this week we’re traveling east to see if Newfoundland has what it takes. Taking the first stab at hosting is cabaret cutie Krista Hynes, and joining her around the table are flighty cat lady Bev Pike, bad boy baymen Dave Lush, quirky old soul Rebecca Puddester and Mr. know-it-all John Riche.

After Krista adheres to the 5 second drop rule in the kitchen she plates her traditional with a twist app: Jigs Dinner Pot Stickers. Although before they have time for more bonding Krista is ready to serve her main: chicken with bacon mash, carrots and corn. To wrap up the night Krista serves her final course consisting of Chocolate Jam Truffle, Orange Ginger Trifle and Caramel Screech Shooter.

Will Krista's meal rock The Rock? Or will she get Screeched out in the end?

Menu
Appetizer: Jigs Dinner Pot Stickers
Main: Roasted Chicken Breast with Berry Coulis, Bacon Mash and Sautéed Root Vegetables
Dessert: Orange Ginger Trifle, Jam Jam Truffles, Screech Caramel Shooter

Greg Moar
Episode 40 | Season 4

It's the final day of our five day dinner party challenge where we will crown one swine lover with $1000 dollars and the title of hostess with the mostest. Last but not least is Greg Moar’s turn to take the heat of the kitchen. Joining him around the table is hard-core historian Jamie Patterson, Caribbean princess Atavia Surtees, flamboyant showman Sherwin Modeste and gregarious Greek Effie Tsergas.

As a special treat Greg serves the guest a special Amuse Bouche, which gets their nerves racing. Once the guests are seated at the table it's time to get the dinner party started. Greg prepares, plates and serves his appetizer to his awaiting guests; pan-seared scallops with a micro leaf salad and bacon vinaigrette. The night becomes magical as Greg shows off his talents….or lack there of. Once the show is over Greg heads back to the kitchen to plate his main. Greg wows his guests again as he serves his main; blue cheese, bacon and panko crusted pork chops, medley of vegetables and celery root mashed potato. To cap off a week of bacon Greg serves his final course, his dessert-mini whipped cheesecakes with an apple bacon jam and fresh berries.

Will Greg's night be simply magical? Or will his chances of winning disappear by the count of 3?

Effie Tsergas
Episode 39 | Season 4

It's day 5 in our week long food battle where we will see one person crowned as hostess with the mostest. Hoping to come out on top is tonight's host, gregarious Greek Effie Tsergas. Joining her around the table is Gosling’s doppelganger Greg Moar, hard-core historian Jamie Patterson, Caribbean princess Atavia Surtees and flamboyant showman Sherwin Modeste.

Before greeting her guests Effie starts off the night her favourite way-by downing a quick drink. Once seated at the table Effie is ready to serve her app, bacon wrapped meatballs and rice. Her app didn't bare all her talents but that doesn't stop Effie from showing it off. Despite her best oinkilicious efforts Effie delivers her main to a very picky litter: pork tenderloin wrapped in peameal bacon stuffed with apricots, prunes and more bacon. Hoping to grease up her guests with her dessert Effie quickly plates and serves her donuts fried in bacon grease with fresh berries.

Will Effie bare just the right stuff? Or will she show too much and bare witness to the humiliation?

Sherwin Modeste
Episode 38 | Season 4

It's the half way mark of our week long dinner party challenge and this week it’s all about the bacon. Hosting tonight is flamboyant showman Sherwin Modeste and joining him around his table is gregarious Greek Effie Tsergas, Gosling’s doppelganger Greg Moar, hard-core historian Jamie Patterson and Caribbean princess Atavia Surtees.

Sherwin gets straight to work and plates his trio of appetizers, garlic shrimp, baby BLT and green salad with feta and bacon bits. Things start heating up as Sherwin serves his main, jerk grouper served with bacon wrapped vegetables, rice and beans. Effie feels the heat as she tries to put the moves on the men at the table. With the heat rising at the table Sherwin heads back to the kitchen to prepare his dessert. Hoping to cool things off and redeem himself, Sherwin serves his dessert, soursop ice cream and candied bacon. Before the night comes to a close the guests work off their dinner with a little Caribbean dance.

Will Sherwin ring the alarm with the right amount of spice? Or will his meal launch him to the back of the pack?

Atavia Surtees
Episode 37 | Season 4

It's day two in a week long culinary challenge where five foodies duke it out for their chance at $1000. This week is all about the swine as the participants are tasked with including bacon into their dishes. OINK!. Tonight, Caribbean princess Atavia Surtees is taking the drivers seat for the night. Joining her around the table is flamboyant showman Sherwin Modeste, gregarious Greek Effie Tsergas, Gosling's doppelganger Greg Moar and hard-core historian Jamie Patterson.

Atavia starts her evening off by "lei-ing" her guests…it is a Caribbean theme after all! Everyone sits down to the table ready to go hog wild for Atavia's Jamaican/Italian appetizer, escovich and Mediterranean pizza topped with spinach, feta and prosciutto. Seems like the challenge of using bacon was a bit confusing for Atavia. After a bit of a wait the antsy guests are finally served the main, jerk chicken breast stuffed with savory bacon jam served with coconut scented basmati rice and mango and mint salsa. Night two in the tropics is coming to a close but not before the dessert, Jamaican Christmas cake served with fresh fruit, whipped cream and candied bacon.

Will the Caribbean princess reign supreme? Or will her lack of bacon inspired dishes get low votes from the judges?

Jamie Patterson Chojnacki
Episode 36 | Season 4

It's day one of our week long dinner party challenge and we're living the life of a hog as this week is bacon week. The first to take to the kitchen is hard-core historian Jamie Patterson. Seated at her table eagerly awaiting a feast is Caribbean princess Atavia Surtees, flamboyant showman Sherwin Modeste, gregarious Greek Effie Tsergas and Gosling doppelganger Greg Moar.

Jamie is used to preparing for the battlefield as she has a passion for war reenactments, next to that a dinner party is just a walk in the park. Jamie's love for the 1920's has set her theme for the night: Roaring 20's. Her wig is on and makeup prepped as she greets her guests. Once everyone is seated Jamie plates and serves her appetizer, bacon wrapped figs. Once the group gets to know each other a little bit more Jamie is ready to serve her main, bacon wrapped chicken souvlaki and mashed sweet potatoes and salad. The party almost comes to an abrupt end when the policemen raid the apartment. Luckily for Effie they are allowed to continue drinking as well as enjoy Jamie's final course, maple bacon butter tarts.

Will Jamie be the last one standing? Or will this battle claim its first casualty?

Robin Yeager | Vancouver
Episode 35 | Season 4

It's the final day in a 5 day dinner party challenge and we’re in sunny BC to see which west coaster has what it takes to win. Our wine snob Robin Yeager is at the helm tonight and joining her around the table is hippy trippy Syd Spencer, party boy Nav Dhillon, Italian stallion Alessandro Limongelli and plumber chick Rachel Schatz.

The guests get comfortable around the table as Robin serves her first course, crab cakes with chili lime cream sauce. Back in the kitchen Robin plates and serves her main of osso buco with chanterelle mushroom risotto and seasonal vegetables, to her awaiting guests. Now it's time to wrap up the dinner with Robins dessert, phyllo pastry cups with lemon cream filling, topped with fresh fruit.

Will the wannabe wine critic win over the palate of her guests? Or will her chances be corked at the coveted prize of $1000?

Rachel Schatz | Vancouver
Episode 34 | Season 4

It's the second last night on a 5-day food challenge. Taking her turn in the drivers seat is potty mouth plumber chick Rachel Schatz. Joining her this evening is wine snob Robin Yeager, hippy trippy Syd Spencer, party boy Nav Dhillon and Italian stallion Alessandro Lemongelli.

The guests arrive wearing their own suits and are surprised by a trip down the lawn body slide. After a quick change, the guests are ready for Rachel's appetizer, tomato bocconcini salad. After some tense discussions at the table Rachel is ready to plate her main course, mushroom risotto with herbed chicken. The night ends with Rachel serving her final course, cranberry orange white chocolate biscotti and vanilla ice cream.

Will Rachel spring a leak on her way to victory? Or will her hopes fall short and get washed down the drain?

Alessandro Limongelli | Vancouver
Episode 33 | Season 4

It's the third night in a week long dinner party competition for $1000 and of course the bragging rights. Taking the lead tonight is the Italian stallion Alessandro Limongelli. Joining him around the table are plumber chick Rachel Schatz, wine snob Robin Yeager, trippy hippie Syd Spencer and party boy Nav Dhillon.

The night starts off on a high as Alessandro serves his appetizer, flame cooked pizzetta with prosciutto, arugula and cambozola served with a tomato bocconcini torre with cambozola salad dressing. After the success of his app the guests are ready to enjoy his main, lamb shanks in a tuscan tomato gravy served with homemade gnocchi. As the drinks continue to flow so do the tears so before it gets too out of hand Alessandro plates and serves his final course, Cappuccino Mille Foglie.

Will Alessandro be just an Italian cliché? Or will he walk away with the win and proves that he's the real deal?

Nav Dhillon | Vancouver
Episode 32 | Season 4

It's the second night of our week long dinner party showdown in sunny Vancouver, British Columbia and hoping to take it to the next level is party boy Nav Dhillion. Joining him around the table are wine snob Robin Yeager, Italian stallion Alessandro Limongelli, plumber chick Rachel Schatz and trippy hippy Syd Spencer.

After the guests assess his table setting it's time for the appetizer of Salmon Pakoras with Mango Salsa. After revealing their past lives, Nav serves his main, Tandoori Chicken with Mac n' Cheese and Creamed Spinach, hoping for another hit. Hoping for 3 times a charm Nav quickly plates and serves his "fiery" dessert of Rice Pudding with Chocolate-Covered Strawberries.

Will the Punjabi party boy keep his cool long enough to take the lead? Or will the night end up going down in flames?

Syd Spencer | Vancouver
Episode 31 | Season 4

It's the first night of our week long dinner party showdown and we've hit the road to Vancouver, British Columbia. The guests for the evening include party boy Nav Dhillion, wine snob Robin Yeager, Italian stallion Alessandro Limongelli, plumber chick Rachel Schatz and our host, trippy hippie Syd Spencer.

Amid the swarming wasps Syd serves up his appetizer of Steamed mussels with Double Salmon Salad and Homemade dressing. Syd feels the heat as he serves his main, West Coast Fusion Burger with fresh grilled Chilliwack Corn and Asian Slaw. Once Robin is finished showing off her wine knowledge to the group it's time for Syds final course, No-Bake B52 Cheesecake with Westham Island Raspberry Coulis.

Will a clumsy cable guy win a warm reception or will the pressure short circuit his change of winning?

Brent Henderson | Hamilton
Episode 30 | Season 4

It's the final night in a five day food fight and up at bat tonight is dorky jock Brent Henderson. Joining him around the dinner table are crazy cat-lady Tracie Thompson, pompous foodie Andrew Whitney, vegan health fanatic Jenny Gladish and outdoorsy camping lover Manon Marquis.

Bachelor Brent has slipped into his Canadian tuxedo and is ready to host his denim themed party. Greeting his guests in his denim on denim attire, Brent invites everyone to play a little game of eight ball. The now friendly group move to the dinner table where an appetizer of store bought pita with baked spinach dip is served. Brent sets forward an entree he's calling the road house special which consists of smoked beef brisket served with loaded double baked potato & goat cheese garden salad. Not to mention one order of smoked tofu for our resident veggie Jenny. After smoking out his guests, good ole boy Brent serves up his twenty one layer which lacks two layers crepe cake with homemade ice-cream.

Will our lovable frat boy bachelor be able to smoke out his competition and shotski past the completion or will he be left sulking all by his lonesome?

Jenny Gladish | Hamilton
Episode 29 | Season 4

We're coming around the final bend and running the kitchen tonight is the vegetarian of the group, healthy yoga fanatic Jenny Gladish.  Joining her around the dinner table are outdoorsy camping lover Manon Marquis, pompous foodie Andrew Whitney, crazy cat-lady Tracie Thompson and dorky jock Brent Henderson.

When she is not making her own shampoo, Jenny is in the kitchen making things like her appetizer: ginger carrot slaw for tonight's group, but not before playing a little game in the backyard. Jenny is all about making the meat eaters dine like her tonight, which is why she is forcing them to eat clean and vegan. For the main course she serves a spring vegetable curry bowl which isn't spicy enough for Brent.  She makes up for that in her dessert: Mexican chocolate pudding complete with a chili pepper on top.

Can a holier than thou veg-head convert a crew of carnivores, or will they all be driving to a fast food drive thru on their way home?

Tracie Thompson | Hamilton
Episode 28 | Season 4

It's night three in a week long wine and dine and taking the reins tonight is crazy cat-lady Tracie Thompson. Joining her around the dinner table are outdoorsy camping lover Manon Marquis, pompous foodie Andrew Whitney, vegan health fanatic Jenny Gladish and dorky jock Brent Henderson.

Putting on an apron and getting her hands dirty this evening, Tracie preps her appetizer for her guests: succulent southern sampler which includes southern fried shrimp, fried green tomatoes and to everyone's shock, alligator. All items on Tracie's menu tonight are being put through the deep fryer which has the guests a little worried, especially the vegetarian. For the main, Tracie prepares deep fried catfish for Jenny and chicken fried steak with gravy for the other four. Tracie doesn't let up with the unhealthy ingredients of fried food and carbs and now sugar. Closing off hump day, she makes her pastry from scratch for the dessert: pecan pie and surprises the guests with a bit of southern blues rock.

Will a southern menu send Tracie in the wrong direction or will she be flying high with a thousand dollars in her apron pocket?

Andrew Whitney | Hamilton
Episode 27 | Season 4

It's the second night in a week long dinner party and tonight’s host is pompous foodie Andrew Whitney. Joining him in Steel Town are; outdoorsy camping lover Manon Marquis, crazy cat-lady Tracie Thompson, vegan health fanatic Jenny Gladish and dorky jock Brent Henderson.

Tonight's host admits that he’s never made his recipes before, although that doesn't have the know-it-all worried. As the guests mingle over a rhubarb cocktail, Andrew preps his odd appetizer: dandelion salad and goat cheese phyllo blossoms. After some tooting of his own horn the main course of wild salmon with asparagus, pearl couscous and slow roasted potatoes is plated and served. After blindfolding his guests and making them guess the taste of a food item, Andrew makes sure that his dessert is perfect. He sifts away to get the soft texture for his blackberry panna cotta with amaretti cookies and compote.

Will the big man on campus sweat the small stuff or will he take over steel town as the host with the most?

Manon Marquis | Hamilton
Episode 26 | Season 4

It's the beginning of another five day food fight and this week we're in the Steel Town of Ontario, Hamilton. Kicking things off in the kitchen is outdoorsy camping lover Manon Marquis. Joining her around the dinner table are crazy cat-lady Tracie Thompson, pompous foodie Andrew Whitney, vegan health fanatic Jenny Gladish and dorky jock Brent Henderson.

Manon has a yellow file folder of things to do tonight that includes hosting a beachwear themed party. Once the guests arrive in their beach attire the perky host with the french accent invites them to roast marshmallows on an outdoor fire pit. Everyone meets each other then moves to the dinner table where the appetizer of fig and olive tapenade is served. Despite using some store bought ingredients Manon presents two mains, catering to the vegetarian in the group: filet mignon with asparagus and cherry tomatoes along with Coquille St. Jacques. After the surf and turf, the guests are surprised to find out Manon's secret ingredient for her dessert: chocolate cake. She uses mayonnaise to everyone's surprise.

Will the funky francophone get frazzled in the kitchen or will her secret recipe be the secret to success?

Heather Garand
Episode 25 | Season 4

It's the final night in a week-long showdown for five foodies and hoping to take the grand prize is perky sales manager Heather Garand. Joining her around the dinner table are gardening grandma Marise Muir, handsome menswear designer Christopher Bates, opinionated filmmaker Drama En Sabah, and animal-loving comedian Elaine Dandy.

Tonight's host Heather is hosting a pink themed party but will everyone participate? After being a bit forgetful and running next door to borrow a soup ladle from her neighbor, Heather dishes her appetizer tom yum soup to her guests.  While dancing around in the kitchen with her high energy, Heather preps for her main course, fish tacos which she admits she has never made before. For her dessert, strawberry meringue and ice cream, Heather takes a risk by making her own ice cream. The night gets a little naughty with a surprise guest at the door before the cash prize is handed to the winner.

Will the bubbly foodie dance her way to the top or will she fall flat on her face?

Menu
Appetizer: Chicken & Shrimp Coconut Soup (Tom Yum)
Main: Thai Steak & Fish Tacos
Dessert: Lay Me in a Bed of Fluffy Cream and Put Me to Sleep (Pavlova)

Elaine Dandy
Episode 24 | Season 4

It's the fourth night in a week-long dinner party and hosting tonight is animal-loving comedian Elaine Dandy. Joining her around the dinner table are gardening grandma Marise Muir, handsome menswear designer Christopher Bates, perky sales manager Heather Grand, and opinionated filmmaker Drama En Sabah. 

After last night's uncomfortable exchange between Drama and tonight's host Elaine, it’s her turn to control the situation. After instating a black and white dress code complete with French berets, the funny girl welcomes her four new friends into her home and presents the appetizer: baked goat cheese salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Once Elaine finishes playing with her vegetables and getting her egg whites separated her main is ready for plating; chateaubriand with béarnaise sauce. Despite the overcooked beef tenderloin the gang brings out some laughs with some charades and funny faces until the dessert is served: crème brûlee with orange liqueur. Elaine has some issues though with the torch for the final course of the night.

Will the funny girl be laughing all the way to the bank with the one thousand dollars or will she be left crying again?

Menu
Appetizer: Baked Goat Cheese on Mixed Greens with Balsamic Dressing
Main: Chateaubriand with Bearnaise Sauce and Chateau Potatoes
Dessert: Grand Marnier Crème Brulee

Drama En Sabah
Episode 23 | Season 4

It's mid-week in a battle between five foodies and tonight’s host is opinionated filmmaker Drama En Sabah. Joining him around the dinner table are gardening grandma Marise Muir, handsome menswear designer Christopher Bates, perky sales manager Heather Grand; and animal-loving comedian Elaine Dandy.

Tonight's episode gets confrontational between the host and one guest.  How will the controversy of the main chicken stuffed with duck and foie gras, play out at the table?  Before the literal drama begins, the host serves his appetizer: wild boar and marmalade.  Despite a lack of presentation, being unprepared, confusing his spices and serving the wrong type of cheese, Drama still manages to make it to a third course without any guests exiting stage left. After running out of plates and coming up with an alternative, the overdone Jamaican rum cake is served for dessert.

Will Drama make a surprise comeback after making some major flaws, or will he be writing his own horror script based on tonight’s tense events?

Menu
Appetizer: Wild Boar Ribs with Marmalade, Greens & Goat Cheese
Main: Chicken Breast Stuffed with Duck & Foie Gras with Champagne Cream Sauce and Caribbean Rice & Beans
Dessert: Jamaican Run Cake

Christopher Bates
Episode 22 | Season 4

It's the second night in a five day food battle and tonight belongs to handsome menswear designer Christopher Bates. Joining him around the dinner table are gardening grandma Marise Muir, perky sales manager Heather Grand; opinionated filmmaker Drama En Sabah, and animal-loving comedian Elaine Dandy.

Tonight Christopher is getting cocky in the kitchen as he prepares for his high fashion themed night which comes complete with custom made placemats.  Starting things off first is his appetizer, glitterati gnocchi. Up next on the runway of food dishes is the main, luxurious lamb meatballs served with a side of eggplant parmesan. The tensions start rising and things get a little awkward but that doesn’t stop Christopher from serving his dessert, blissful orange cheesecake.

Will Christopher's good looks win him extra points or will his guests critique his high fashion night with low reviews?

Menu
Appetizer: Glitterati Gnocchi & Jet Set Pesto
Main: Grilled Vegetables, Luxurious Lamb Meatballs & Filthy Rich Tomato Sauce and Extravagant Eggplant Parmesan
Dessert: Blissful Blood Orange Cheesecake

Marise Muir
Episode 21 | Season 4

It's the beginning of a week-long wine and dine with five complete strangers and leading the pack tonight is gardening grandma Marise Muir, Joining her around the dinner table are handsome menswear designer Christopher Bates, perky sales manager Heather Grand, opinionated filmmaker Drama En Sabah, and animal loving comedian Elaine Dandy.

Mile high club member Marise is having a good ole time in the kitchen as she preps for her appetizer by grating three different cheeses to put in her creamy mac and cheese dish. Despite blah reviews on the app she proceeds with presenting her main; pork tenderloin. Once the guests get to know each other on a more intimate note, Marise serves her impossible pie for dessert which includes one of her favorite ingredients: coconut.

Will Marise be flying high with her scores, or will her laughter turn to tears?

Menu
Appetizer: Creamy Mac & Cheese
Main: Tender Pork Tenderloin Medallions in Wine and Mushroom SauceRoasted Walnut & Garlic Broccoli and Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Dessert: Impossible Pie

Lou DeSantis
Episode 20 | Season 4

It's the final night in an Italian showdown and confident that he can win the week-long dining challenge is mellow insurance agent Lou DeSantis. Joining him around his bed sheet covered table are outspoken gardener Lulu LoBuglio, loudmouth music producer Lazzaro Pisu, bubbly coupon queen Mirella Martino, and cutesy acro dancer Erica Carinci.

Tonight's host is making his pasta from scratch for his appetizer: orecchiette pasta with rapini and sausage. Moving onto his main, Lou gets creative with rosemary-crusted roast pork with rice-stuffed tomatoes and braised cipolin onions and green beans. For dessert he serves strawberry crostata and honey vanilla gelato complete with home-made pastry.

Will a Canadian born bragger give everyone the boot or will he prove that his Italian roots are put to good use in the kitchen?

Menu
Appetizer: Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa e Salsiccia (Orecchiette with Rapini & Sausage)
Main: Arista Di Maiaile al Rosmarino (Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin,) Pomodori Ripieni Di Riso (Rice Stuffed Tomatoes,) Cipolini Brasato (Braised Cipolini Onions) and Fagiolino Insalata (Green Bean Salad)
Dessert: Fragole Crostata con Gelato alla Vaniglia (Strawberry Crostata with Vanilla Gelato)

Lulu LoBuglio
Episode 19 | Season 4

It's the fourth dinner of a five night Italian food fight and hoping to prove that she is the one to beat is outspoken gardener Lulu LoBuglio. Joining her around the dinner table are loudmouth music producer Lazzaro Pisu, bubbly coupon queen Mirella Martino, cutesy acro dancer Erica Carinci and mellow insurance agent Lou DeSantis.

Lulu has been critical on everyone else's dinner party but how will she fair on her own? After welcoming her guests the Sicilian serves her first course of the night: mussels, shrimps and scallops in a peasant style sauce. Lulu serves Mediterranean sea bass for her main. For the final course of the night, Lulu takes her ladyfingers and creates a Torta Di Ricotta for dessert.

Can the woman who is unlucky in love get lucky in the kitchen or will it be back to potting plants and getting her hands dirty in the garden for her?

Menu
Appetizer: Suppa di Cozze, Gamberi e Capesante alla Paesana con Focaccia (Peasant Style Mussels, Shrimps & Scallops Soup with Focaccia)
Main: Spigola in Cartoccia (Mediterranean Seabass)
Dessert: Torta di Ricotta e Mandorle (Ricotta & Almond Cake)

Lazzaro Pisu
Episode 18 | Season 4

It's mid-week and five Italians are battling it out in their kitchens in a week long food fight. Keeping it authentic in the kitchen is loudmouth music producer Lazzaro Pisu. Joining him around the dinner table is; bubbly coupon queen Mirella Martino, cutesy acro dancer Erica Carinci, outspoken gardener Lulu LoBuglio and mellow insurance agent Lou DeSantis.

Kicking things off in his own cured meats section of the home, Lazzaro puts together a plethora of meats, cheese and olives for his appetizer: antipasto. Despite being able to perform magic, he'll need to impress his dinner party guests more with his main: stuffed lamb chops and steamed asparagus. Finally for his final course he serves something called Sardinian zeppole for dessert or better described as an Italian doughnut.

Can the music-loving cook go out on a high note, or will he be disappearing into an empty money pit?

Menu
Appetizer: Antipasto Del Buon Gustaio
Main: Stuffed Lamb Cutlets
Dessert: Sardinian Zeppole

Erica Carinci
Episode 17 | Season 4

It's the second night in a week long dinner party war between five loud Italians and tonight belongs to cutesy acro dancer Erica Carinci. Joining her around the dinner table are bubbly coupon queen Mirella Martino, loudmouth music producer Lazzaro Pisu, outspoken gardener Lulu LoBuglio and mellow insurance agent Lou DeSantis.

She tries to keep things pretty easy with the exception of her attempt to make home-made pasta for her main; short ribs with tagliatelle. Despite not liking alcohol herself, Erica uses the Italian staple red wine in her appetizer pasta e fagioli, which is the first course of the evening. For dessert, Erica whips up a unique recipe: chocolate hazelnut ravioli and chocolate mousse.

Can the sassy spring chicken wow her elders or will she make the mistake of taking the easy road?

Menu
Appetizer: Pasta e Fagioli
Main: Stick to Your Ribs Short Ribs with Tagliatelli
Dessert: Chocolate Espresso Mousse and Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli

Mirella Martino
Episode 16 | Season 4

It's the start of a new week and our first ever Italian block.  Kicking off the first night is bubbly coupon queen Mirella Martino. Joining her around the dinner table are cutesy acro dancer Erica Carinci, loudmouth music producer Lazzaro Pisu, outspoken gardener Lulu LoBuglio and mellow insurance agent Lou DeSantis

After a mingle the guests move to the table for Mirella's first course of the night, the appetizer arancini.  Lulu isn't afraid to call her out on her Canadianized ways which stand out in the main of stuffed chicken and arugula fennel salad. Despite one failed attempt on her home-made pastry she manages to redeem her cannolis.

Will Mirella be able to fill her piggy bank with one thousand loonies or will she have to resort back to being coupon conscious? 

Menu
Appetizer: Arancini di Riso & Martino's Marinara Sauce
Main: Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & Swiss Cheese and Gnocchi & Sage and Brown Butter Sauce
Dessert: Cannoli with Italian Custard

Lisa Vrban | Oakville/Burlington
Episode 15 | Season 4

It's the final night in the five day food battle and closing it out is hot housewife Lisa Vrban, who says she isn't high maintenance. Joining her at the head table are flirtatious Brit Steve Lydon, nutty nurse Kelly Rossignol, over achiever Kate Park and monotone geek Brad Koziey.

Tonight's host Lisa is reliving her wedding by hosting a theme that requires her guests to wear their best wedding attire. Up first in her three-course meal is the appetizer, prosciutto-wrapped grilled pineapple, cilantro shrimp and watermelon feta salad. If her guests have any room left Lisa is serving an entrée of maple-glazed salmon, twice baked potato and creamed spinach. Once the guests entertain themselves with some table dancing the final course of the night is presented: crepe cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream which is served on a bed of crème anglaise.

Will Lisa's night be the icing on the cake, or will she be left hanging at the alter?

Menu
Appetizer: Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Pineapple, Cilantro Shrimp and Watermelon and Feta Salad
Main: Glazed SalmonSpiked Twice Baked Potato and Creamed Spinach
Dessert: Crepe Cake 

Brad Koziey | Oakville/Burlington
Episode 14 | Season 4

It's the fourth night in a week long dinner party war and taking his turn tonight is monotone geek Brad Koziey and he's wearing his chef’s hat proud. Joining him at the dinner table are Flirtatious Brit Steve Lydon, nutty nurse Kelly Rossignol, over achiever Kate Park and hot housewife Lisa Vrban.

Brad is planning on winning his guests over tonight with beautiful presentation of all three of his courses. Starting with his appetizer of port braised beef shank served on herbed polenta with roasted tomatoes and mascarpone cheese. After rave reviews each of the guests worry about losing the competition. Will Brad keep the fear going once he serves his main-maple glazed sea bass with bok choy, mushrooms and rice. Brad caters to Steve's gluten free diet by making two separate flour bases for his strange dessert, warm German apple pancakes and ice cream, which he's made from scratch.

Will Brad put the eek in geek? Or will he be praised for his delicious meal and show his fun side?

Menu
Appetizer: Port-Braised Beef Shank on Herbed Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Mascarpone Cream
Main: Maple Miso Glazed Sea Bass with Baby Bok Choy, Shitake Mushrooms and Jasmine Rice
Dessert: Warm German Apple Pancake with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream & Salted Caramel Sauce

 

 

Kate Park | Oakville/Burlington
Episode 13 | Season 4

It's the third night in a dinner party dual and in the kitchen tonight is over achiever Kate Park. Joining her at the dinner table are flirtatious Brit Steve Lydon, nutty nurse Kelly Rossignol, hot housewife Lisa Vrban and monotone geek Brad Koziey.

Tonight's host Kate is planning to play nice with her guests and she’ll do whatever she needs to win them over. Which Includes plans for a fresh fun game to close out the night. First up though on her menu is her hippy dippy salad. For her main, Kate plugs in the slow cooker for her red wine braised rabbit. Will her guests enjoy the side dish she has planned though-Parisian Gnocchi? The pressure is on for dessert among a group of dessert haters. Although Kate believes she has the winning dish: caramel pots de crème with sponge cake and amaretto whipped cream.

Will the goody two-shoes have to handle bad reviews, or will she be laughing all the way to the bank to deposit her thousand dollars?

Menu
Appetizer: Hippy Dippy Salad with Orange Tarragon Dressing
Main: Braised Red Wine RabbitCheesy Gnocchi & Creamy Tomato Sauce and Twisted Ratatouille
Dessert: Crème Caramel Pots with Apple Cider Sponge Cake & Amaretto Whip 

Kelly Rossignol | Oakville/Burlington
Episode 12 | Season 4

It's the second night in a week-long dinner party and taking her turn at winning the cash prize is nutty nurse Kelly Rossignol. Joining her at the table is Flirtatious Brit Steve Lydon, over achiever Kate Park, hot housewife Lisa Vrban and monotone geek Brad Koziey. 

Trading in her stethoscope for a rolling pin, Kelly believes making her own homemade bread will help score her major points. But will the guests have something to say about her very basic appetizer? A simple salad that is missing a major ingredient. Despite being a little clutsy, Kelly steps it up a notch with her main; beef tenderloin with potatoes and mushroom sauce. It's only the second night of the competition but the guests seem to be very comfortable with each other as they converse around the dinner table but how comfortable will they be with the dessert-Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake?

Will the nutty nurse get heart's racing or will she have an emergency of her own?

Menu
Appetizer: Healthy Kelly Salad & Mango, Tahini and Scallion Dressing with French Bread
Main: Roasted Wagyu Sekai Tenderloin Crusted with Panko and Parsley & Creamy Mushroom Sauce and Roasted New Potatoes
Dessert: Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake

Steve Lydon | Oakville/Burlington
Episode 11 | Season 4

It's the beginning of a five day food battle and first up in the kitchen from Burlington is soccer-loving Brit Steve Lydon. Joining him around the dinner table are nutty nurse Kelly Rossignol, over achiever Kate Park, hot housewife Lisa Vrban and monotone geek Brad Koziey.

Tonight, over confident Steve is using some gluten free ingredients and his British charm to win over the guests. After he meets and greets his guests, they move to the table where he serves his appetizer: shrimp cocktail on iceberg lettuce. Despite there being a lack of presentation Steve moves onto his main: stuffed pork chops with swiss potato and vegetable gratin. To round out the evening Steve blends unoriginal and store bought ingredients, to make an easy banoffee pie for dessert.

Will the British lad who doesn't act his age dethrone his competition or will one of them trump him with their night?

Menu
Appetizer: Poached Black Tiger Shrimp & Cocktail Sauce
Main: Stuffed Pork Chops and Potato & Vegetable Gratin
Dessert: Decadent Banoffee Pie

Myron Simic
Episode 10 | Season 4

It's the final night in a five day food battle and hoping to go out on a high note is primped perfectionist Myron Simic. Joining him around the dinner table is graphic designer Rose Fillcoff, fit and flirty Barbara Egarhos, door to door salesman James Currie and party girl Katie Pitt.

Tonight’s main is colourful; chicken served with butter mashed purple potatoes but before the guests are served that, they start with the appetizer: stuffed peppers made with ground turkey. To close out the three course meal, dessert gets served: cheesecake fantasy explosion.

Will perfectionist Myron score a perfect ten? Or will his meal go to the dogs?

Menu
Appetizer: Turkey Stuffed Red Peppers Topped with Mozzarella
Main: Pomegranate Glazed Chicken served with Mashed Potatos and Vegetables
Dessert: Cheesecake Fantasy Explosion

Katie Pitt
Episode 9 | Season 4

It's the fourth day in a week long dinner battle and hoping to get her guests all boozed up is party girl Katie Pitt. Joining her around the dinner table is graphic designer Rose Fillcoff, fit and flirty Barbara Egarhos, door to door salesman James Currie and primped perfectionist Myron Simic.

Tonight Katie is serving up a British themed meal. For the appetizer she has cod croquettes and truffle oil chips, Katie downs a beer to stay focused for her main: beef wellington. After dinner the guests try their hand at making each other laugh before indulging in dessert Katie, sticky toffee pudding and vanilla bean ice cream.

Will the boozing blond serve a royal feast or will she be kicked off the throne?

Menu
Appetizer: Truffle Chips and Cod Croquette with Red Pepper Coulis
Main: Beef Wellington & Shallot and Red Wine Sauce, Roasters with Bacon and Glazed Carrots & Turnips
Dessert: Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

James Currie
Episode 8 | Season 4

It's midweek in a week long dinner party war and trying hard to impress his guests is door to door salesman James Currie. Joining him around the dinner table is graphic designer Rose Fillcoff, fit and flirty Barbara Egarhos, party girl Katie Pitt, and primped perfectionist Myron Simic.

James is sweating it out in the kitchen to try and walk away with the cash prize. First up is an appetizer of crab puffs. After a not so elaborate app the main course is served: halibut. But James must settle for cod when the store runs out of his first choice. For dessert: chocolate mousse is served. The night ends on a melodic note with a little serenade from James and his guitar.

Can the try hard show off his soft side or will he be singing the blues?

MenuAppetizer: Crab Puffs
Main: Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut and Orzo Puttanesca
Dessert: Chocolate Mousse

Barbara Egarhos
Episode 7 | Season 4

It's the second night in a five-day food battle and taking her turn behind the cutting board is fit and flirty Barbara Egarhos. Joining her around the dinner table is graphic designer Rose Fillcoff, door to door salesman James Currie, party girl Katie Pitt, and primped perfectionist Myron Simic.

Fitness fanatic Barb plans on wooing her guests. First up is the appetizer: caldo verde otherwise known as collard greens. After a salty start the guests try and figure out what the main is: bachalhau à bras. Barbara has an outfit change and presents her dessert: natas do céu which is just a fancy way of saying custard. The night ends with some entertainment.

Will the Portuguese princess walk away with the crown, or will her psycho side come out if she loses?

Menu
Appetizer: Caldo Verde
Main: Bacalhau À Brás & Salada Verde
Dessert: Natas Do Céu

Rose Fillcoff
Episode 6 | Season 4

It's the first night in a week-long culinary showdown and first up in the kitchen is graphic designer Rose Fillcoff. Joining her around the dinner table is fit and flirty Barbara Egarhos, door to door salesman James Currie, party girl Katie Pitt, and primped perfectionist Myron Simic.

After welcoming her competition to the dinner party everyone is seated and served not one, but two appetizers: goat cheese stuffed figs and apple, pear and fennel salad. Rose tries to impress her guests with the main: chicken and lamb skewers with cauliflower mash, green beans and tzatziki. Finally for dessert, Rose serves chocolate pots de crème.

Will the sassy songstress make beautiful music of fall flat due to the pressure?

Menu
Appetizer: Pear Salad with Apple & Fennel and Figs with Goat Cheese Wrapped in Bacon
Main: Lamb & Chicken Skewers served with Roasted Cauliflower Mash and Green Beans with Tomatos & Tzatziki
Dessert: Nutella Pots de Crème

Raj Bhatia | BBQ Grill Master
Episode 5 | Season 4

It's the grand finale of Come Dine With Me Canada's first ever "Grill Masters" BBQ baste off and in the hosting host seat is none other than rambunctious Raj!

Raj has been the butt of everyone's joke all week but he's determined to not to make an ass of himself tonight. Which may explain why Raj has asked his housekeeper to stick around to chop onions, peel apples and set the table for him! Can you say "Cheater"?

Once the meal is done and Raj proves he can walk the walk, it’s everyone’s turn to talk the talk as they confess their secret showmance crush!!!! Awkward AND amazing!!

On the final night of BBQ week will Raj run out of gas? Or will he end up winning the title of Come Dine With Me Canada "Grill Master"?

Menu
Appetizer: Grilled Red Pepper & Oregano Soup with Goat's Cheese Cream and Portobello Mushrooms
Main: Grilled Steak with Savoury Mashed Sweet Potato & Warm Spinach Salad
Dessert: Apple Crisp

Kyla Turner | BBQ Grill Master
Episode 4 | Season 4

It's day four of our BBQ competition to find the "Master Baster" and hosting tonight is tough and tatted Kyla, who's out to prove that girls can grill!!!

Kyla starts off strong with chocolate vodka shots to get her guests in the mood. With everyone lubed up and having eaten the appetizer– it's time for a game of dares, which means a jungle yell for Rocker Ron, a Rooster call for Raj, and some barely PG whipped crème action between April and Adam.

And Kyla's not done yet – she turns up the heat for the main course serving tasty trout YAY!! And for dessert everyone has to suffer thought the third night of grilled pineapple BOO!

Will Kyla's ups and downs send our biker babe off course? Or will she cruise to the winner's circle and earn the bragging rights of Come Dine With Me Canada "Grill Master"?

Menu
Appetizer: Granny's Maple Desire
Main: Rainbow Palette, BBQ Peach & Asparagus and Asiago Salad
Dessert: Whiskey Kissed Delight

Ron Robson | BBQ Grill Master
Episode 3 | Season 4

It is mid-week of the "Grill Masters" dinner party war and taking on hump day is rocker dad Ron Robson. Joining him around the dinner table are frazzled single mom April Williams, cocky hipster Adam Whisler, tough and tatted Kyla Turner and life of the party Raj Bhatia.

Tonight Ron plans on being a triple threat, using a barbeque, a smoker and a roast box! During the mingle, the dinner guests are shocked to find out Ron’s roasting a full pig for their main course. First up, he serves short ribs, chicken satay, pork belly, stuffed jalapenos and purple cabbage coleslaw, and closes out the night with a hearty dessert; pineapple pound cake.

Will Ron be the one to beat, or has he taken on too much by serving everything but the kitchen sink?

Menu
Appetizer: Grilled Short Ribs of Beef with Roasted Garlic Honey Soy Baste, Bacon & Blue Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos, Thai Chicken Satay with Spice Peanut Sauce, Smoked Cayenne Candied Coated Pork Belly and Purple Cabbage Coleslaw with Apple Dijon Vinaigrette
Main: Puerco en La Caja with Coal Cast Frijoles and Roasted Corn with Red Pepper Romano & Asiago Butter
Dessert: Grilled Pineapple Pound Cake with Spiced Bourbon & Cane Sugar Mascarpone

Adam Whisler | BBQ Grill Master
Episode 2 | Season 4

It's the second night in the first ever "Grill Masters" block. Taking his turn behind the barbeque is abrasive American Adam Whisler. Joining him around the dinner table are frazzled single mom April Williams, rocker dad Ron Robson, tough and tatted Kyla Turner and life of the party Raj Bhatia.

Adam is confident that Yankees barbeque better and he's ready to prove it starting with his three courses: grilled tacos with guacamole and pico de gallo, cochinita pibi, otherwise known as Mexican pulled pork, jicama and blood orange slaw and finally mango-lime ice with grilled pineapple.

Will the cocky hipster come out as king of the Q or will he be out-grilled by a Canuck?

Menu
Appetizer: Grilled ancho cod & chorizo tacos with grilled corn guacamole, pico de gallo & fresh radish
Main: Cochinita Pibil (Banana leaf wrapped slow cooked pork shoulder in an achiote-roasted garlic rub) with Poblano rice, jicima blood orange slaw and grilled tomatillo-jalapeno sauce
Dessert: Grilled Mexican cinnamon scented pineapple with mango-lime ice, mint and toasted pistachio

April Williams | BBQ Grill Master
Episode 1 | Season 4

The launch of Season 4 starts with a bang as five strangers are pitted against each other in the first ever "Grill Masters" block. Kicking off the barbeque week is frazzled single mom April Williams. Joining her around the dinner table are abrasive American Adam Whisler, rocker dad Ron Robson, biker babe Kyla Turner and life of the party Raj Bhatia.

April's menu includes Cajun shrimp with roasted corn slaw, prime rib with twice-baked potatoes and grilled vegetables and an interesting dessert grilled peach cobbler complete with home-made whiskey ice cream.

Will April's bundle of nerves behind the grill cause her to go up in flames or will she smoke out the competition to win the title of the BBQ host with the most?

Menu
Appetizer: First Date Cajun Shrimp and Roasted Corn Slaw
Main: Boyfriend-Catching Steak Marinade, Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoes & Steamed Veggies
Dessert: Engagement Grilled Peach Cobbler and Whiskey Ice Cream & Caramel Sauce

Dustin Morrison
Episode 80 | Season 3

It's the final night in what’s been a week-long dinner party war and closing out the party is career-confused Dustin Morrison. Joining him around the dinner table for one last dinner party are arts and crafts lover Sara Meredith, theatre professional Rick Simm, property manager Dawn Muzzo, and tool and die maker Edward Gal.

So confident his cooking skills will earn him the big cash prize, Dustin has been doling out blunt comments and food insults all week. But now that he's the wearing the chef's hat, just how will his own menu fair? To get things spinning, the group uses one diner's hostess gift of an empty wine bottle to play spin the bottle. With all that kissing is out of the way, Dustin preps and serves his first course of the night, bacon wrapped stuffed watermelon. For his main course it's artery clogging buttermilk fried chicken with cornbread and collard greens. After hearing feedback on his menu, Dustin shows he has a sensitive side after all. But he pulls himself together to serve dessert, gingerbread pumpkin trifle. He fails to deliver on his "straight from scratch" claim when his fellow diners quickly discover pre-made ingredients.

Will the cocky host receive rave reviews, or will he get a taste of his own medicine when the other guests take over as candid critics?

Menu
Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Crab-Stuffed Watermelon
Main: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Sauteed Collard Greens and Sweet Cornbread
Dessert: Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Eddie Gal
Episode 79 | Season 3

It's the third night in a week long dinner party war and hoping to take home the cash prize is tool and die maker Edward Gal. Joining him around the dinner table are arts and crafts lover Sara Meredith, theatre professional Rick Simm, property manager Dawn Muzzo, and career-confused Dustin Morrison.

Tonight Eddie is flirty but focused with his Hungarian menu. Will he be able to schmooze his way to the top of the scoreboard? After he welcomes everyone into his home and serves moonshine, the guests move to the dinner table for the first course of the night: crepes stuffed with chicken paprikash. After a simple and safe appetizer the main course is served: stew with egg dumplings. Between courses, one diner shows off a shocking and special talent. Lots of laughs around the dinner table lead into the final course: chestnut puree with rum and whipped cream.

Can a Hungarian dancer waltz his way into the top spot, or will he be foxtrotting with two left feet?

Menu
Appetizer: Crepes with Chicken Paprikas
Main: Venison Stew with Egg Dumplings
Dessert: Chestnut Puree with Rum & Whipped Cream

Dawn Muzzo
Episode 78 | Season 3

It's the middle of the week and five foodies are getting to know one another while vying for a $1000 cash prize. Hosting a swanky soiree is property manager Dawn Muzzo. Joining her around the dinner table is arts and crafts lover Sara Meredith, theatre professional Rick Simm, tool and die maker Edward Gal, and career-confused Dustin Morrison.

Tonight Dawn has decided on a fancy black tie dinner party followed by individual makeovers. First up, a short mingle and fish chowder with cornbread as the starter. After a stylishly presented appetizer and a long wait, dinner is finally plated. It's after eleven o'clock when the guests eat their main course: beef tenderloin with a choice of blue cheese or peppercorn sauce, along with some vegetable kebobs and wild rice tomatoes. Despite mixed reviews Dawn woos everyone with her tasty dessert of strawberry mascarpone and banana hazelnut chocolate crepes.

Will a posh party end up in the gutter or will she be speeding away with her cash prize?

Menu
Appetizer: Fish Chowder with Creme Fraiche and Jalapeno Corn Bread
Main: Grilled Beef Tenderloin, with Blue Cheese & Peppercorn Sauce
Dessert: Strawberry Mascarpone & Banana Chocolate Hazelnut Crepes with Fresh Berry Sauce & Whipped Cream

Rick Simm
Episode 77 | Season 3

It's the second night in a five day food fight and bringing his east coast roots to southern Ontario is full time actor Rick Simm. Joining him around the dinner table are; arts and crafts lover Sara Meredith, tool and die maker Edward Gal, property manager Dawn Muzzo, and career-confused Dustin Morrison.

Tonight's theme comes complete with seafood and a plaid dress code. To top if off, a collection of hats from back home. After welcoming his guests and prepping his app, it's ready to be served. Rick’s seafood chowder receives rave reviews but will his main course of surf'n'turf skewers be as satisfying? Before serving a hometown favourite called blueberry grunt for dessert, Rick shakes it up with a game that requires precise hip action. The winner will walk away with a bottle of wine and bragging rights.

Will an east coast dinner party go south or will his seafood delight?

Menu
Appetizer: Cape Breton Seafood Chowder with a Crispy Bacon Garnish
Main: Beef & Lobster Skewers with Bernaise Sauce & Red Wine Reduction, Fiddleheads and Blue Cheese Mash
Dessert: Old Fashioned Blueberry Grunt and Chantilly Cream

Sara Meredith
Episode 76 | Season 3

This week brings together five strangers for a week-long dinner party battle. Decorating the house for night one is arts and crafts lover Sara Meredith. Joining her around the table is theatre professional Rick Simm, tool and die maker Edward Gal, property manager Dawn Muzzo, and career confused Dustin Morrison.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Sara's home. There’s no mistaking her love of the festive holiday, with stockings, a Christmas tree and tons of decorations. To get the rest of the group into the holiday spirit, Sara kicks off the night with a gift exchange and serves a not-so-nice candy cane cocktail. Next, it's bruschetta with mozzarella for an appetizer. To help curb their hunger between courses, the guests get creative by using the edible table decorations for a sweet amuse a bouche. Finally the main is served: Asiago and artichoke chicken with potatoes and green beans. Not keeping up with her Christmas theme, Sara serves a chocolate pie for dessert.

Can a Christmas theme delight? Or will it be a silent night?

Menu
Appetizer: Bruschetta topped with Mozzarella Cheese
Main: Artichoke and Asiago Chicken served with Potatoes
Dessert: Chocolate Pie with Graham Cracker Crumb Crust

Mark Litman
Episode 75 | Season 3

It's the final night in a week long dinner party battle. This week Emergency Service Workers have been pitted against each other and up tonight is Paramedic Mark Litman.

Loudmouth Mark has lots of opinions and isn’t afraid to share them but how much effort will he really go to in cooking his menu and what ingredients will he use from his cupboard? After a fun game of air hockey in the basement Mark serves up a modest appetizer of cream of potato and mushroom soup. Next, Mark serves up the main course of apricot chicken over rice with roasted carrots and broccoli. For the last course of this EMS Special the medic dished up chocolate chip cookie trifle.

Has Mark breathed new life into the competition? Or is he DOA: dead on arrival?

Menu
Appetizer: Cream of Mushroom and Potato Soup
Main: Apricot Chicken and Rice with Roasted Carrots and Broccoli
Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie Trifle

Michael Kelly
Episode 74 | Season 3

It's night four in a week long special for Emergency Service Workers. Firefighter Michael Kelly is in the hot seat tonight. Mike has been blasting the competition all week on their food, so it's no surprise the guests are out for blood tonight.

Mike hosts for a bunch that are ready to throw down. He hopes to extinguish the competition by serving up an appetizer of fig, caramelized onion and Gorgonzola individual pizzas. Next he serves up the main course of roasted red pepper, pecorino and basil stuffed chicken, wild mushroom ragu and crispy polenta. Finally, for dessert he serves poached pears and Italian custard.

Can firefighter Mike stand the heat? Or will he go up in flames?

Menu
Appetizer: Fig, Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Mini Pizzas
Main: Roasted Red Pepper, Pecorino, Parmesan and Basil Stuffed Chicken with Wild Mushroom Ragu & Crispy Polenta
Dessert: White Wine Poached Pears and Italian Custard

Deana Velikov
Episode 73 | Season 3

It's the third night in a five day food fight and battling it out in this special block are some of Toronto's finest Emergency Service Workers. Hosting the mid week party tonight is police office Deana Velikov.

Deana isn't intimidated to host four men around her dinner table. After breaking the ice with a fun game of Chubby Bunny, the guests head to the dinner table for their first course: crab-stuffed shrimp. She may not take much of a risk with her main, beef wellington, but guys will eat anything. For dessert, Deana serves chocolate lava cake.

Will the police woman have victory over the men, or will she be shot down with embarrassing scores?

Menu
Appetizer: Crab Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon
Main: Beef Wellington with Rosemary Infused Red Potatoes and Garlic Green Beans
Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake and Raspberries

Colin Copeland
Episode 72 | Season 3

This week's special block has some of Toronto's finest Emergency Service Workers going head to head to become the host with the most. It's the second night of a week long dinner party war and serving up an original menu tonight is paramedic Colin Copeland.

After serving his special drink, the blood clot, Colin serves his guests the appetizer: french onion soup and lemon garlic hummus. Despite the shakes, he manages to present his main: pork tenderloin with green beans and scalloped sweet potatoes. The reindeer collector has put a lot of detail into his final course of the night: French meringues with raspberry coulis and crème brule.

Will the quiet paramedic finish the week loud and proud, or will their be a fracture causing him to fade to black?

Menu
Appetizer: French Onion Soup with Crostini and Lemon Garlic Hummus
Main: Sweet Apple Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Liqueur Green Beans
Dessert: Crème Brulee and French Meringues with Raspberry Coulis

Don Beam
Episode 71 | Season 3

This week's special block will put some of Toronto’s finest Emergency Service Workers head to head to battle it out in the kitchen. First up is veteran firefighter Don Beam. Joining him will be paramedic Colin Copeland, police officer Deana Velikov, firefighter Mike Kelly and paramedic, Mark Litman.

From firefighter to captian to chief, the once firefighter of the year has no doubt that he can beat out his fellow EMS competition. The party kicks off around the dinner table with the appetizer: Caesar salad made with his own dressing. For his main course Don serves pistachio crusted shrimp and mushroom risotto. While the food digests, the alcohol continues to flow until dessert is served: New York cheesecake made from scratch.

Will the fire chief extinguish his guests from the competition or will his night backfire on him?

Menu
Appetizer: Caesar Salad
Main: Pistachio Crusted Shrimp, Marinated Grilled Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto
Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit and Maple Whipped Cream

Chris McLoughlin
Episode 70 | Season 3

It's the final night and five foodies are fighting it out to win a one thousand dollar cash prize. Tonight's host is lady’s man Chris McLoughlin. Joining him around the table are proud Italian Nicole Pagnan, couch potato Shawn Collins, chocolate specialist Amy Pagnucco, and college professor Anna Bortolon.

Tonight's guests are given a show as they are served cocktails, followed by the first course, salmon stuffed sole. After rave reviews, Chris plates his main; osso bucco with garlic mash and glazed meats. For his dessert Chris serves; drunken berry pavlova with whipped cream.

Will this player get played? Or will he score with a winning night?

Menu
Appetizer: Salmon Stuffed Sole with Hollandaise Sauce & Caviar
Main: Osso Bucco served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Dessert: Pavlova with Drunken Berries

Nicole Pagnan
Episode 69 | Season 3

It's the fourth night in a week-long dinner party war. Tonight's host is proud Italian Nicole Pagnan. Joining her at the dinner table is couch potato Shawn Collins, chocolate specialist Amy Pagnucco, college professor Anna Bortolon, and poker player Chris McLoughlin.

To get the night started, she serves a caprese soup appetizer. After pleasant reviews the main is plated and served; creamy risotto with prosciutto wrapped halibut. Nicole adds a special touch with a live guitar player before serving her dessert; spicy dark chocolate crème brûlée.

Will the Italian princess push it a hair to far or will she play it safe?

Menu
Appetizer: Caprese Soup
Main: Lemon Scallop Risotto, Homemade Bread and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Dessert: Spicy Dark Chocolate Crème Brulee with Homemade Baileys

Shawn Collins
Episode 68 | Season 3

Rocking it out in the kitchen tonight is couch potato Shawn Collins. Joining him for dinner are chocolate specialist Amy Pagnucco, college professor Anna Bortolon, executive assistant Nicole Pagnan, and poker player Chris McLoughlin.

Tonight's amateur chef is pulling out his leather pants to host a rock and roll themed party. Shawn’s first course of the night is a bacon wrapped three-way and makes for one interesting appetizer. His main is pork tenderloin with smashed cauliflower, scalloped potatoes and asparagus. For dessert Shawn adds a special touch for his apple crisp with ice cream.

Can a retro rock fan host a banging night or will he be tuned out and unable to rock his fellow diner's worlds?

Menu
Appetizer: Bacon Three-Way: Bacon Wrapped Meatballs, Dates and Potatoes
Main: Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Smashed Cauliflower, Asparagus and Scalloped Potatoes
Dessert: Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel Sauce

Amy Pagnucco
Episode 67 | Season 3

Taking her turn at the head of the table tonight is chocolate specialist Amy Pagnucco. She will be joined by college professor Anna Bortolon, couch potato Shawn Collins, executive assistant Nicole Pagnan, and poker player Chris McLoughlin.

Amy is a small town girl who loves the outdoors, but tonight she'll be spending her time indoors preparing her Asian-fusion meal, starting with carrot ginger soup fresh thai rolls. For her main she serves sesame ginger flank steak, miso salad, coconut rice and braised leeks. Finally, for the girl who likes to paint, Amy creates a colourful dessert; pistachio ice cream and chocolate brownies.

Can the small town girl who loves the outdoors rock everyone’s world or will she be left out in the cold?

Menu
Appetizer: Carrot Ginger Soup and Thai Fresh Roll
Main: Sesame Ginger Flank Steak, Arugula & Enoki Mushroom Miso Salad, Coconut Rice & Grilled Braised Leeks
Dessert: Pistachio Ice Cream and Candied Pistachios

Anna Bortolon
Episode 66 | Season 3

This week's five-day culinary contest has four strangers battling it out in Guelph, Ontario. First up in the kitchen is college professor Anna Bortolon. Joining her around the table are; chocolate specialist Amy Pagnucco, couch potato Shawn Collins, executive assistant Nicole Pagnan, and poker player Chris McLoughlin.

Tonight, Professor Anna is determined to show her guests just what earns top marks. After trying to break the ice with some naughty conversation starters, the guests move to the dinner table where they are served their first course of the night; cheese stuffed manicotti. Up next, veal stew alongside rabbit stew as the main course. And finally, a simple tiramisu for dessert.

Will tonight's dinner party be enough to earn an A+'s all around or will we see failing grades?

Menu
Appetizer: Cheese Manicotti
Main: Veal Spezzatino (Veal Stew) with Polenta
Dessert: Poached Pears

Lachlan McGurk
Episode 65 | Season 3

It's the final night in a week-long dinner party war. Hoping to go out on a high note is corporate trainer Lachlan McGurk. Joining him around the table is construction foreman Matt Thompson, wanna-be singer Carolyn Bickerton, grape enthusiast Mary Brown, and holistic hippy Bridgit Miezlaiskis.

Tonight Lachlan is dressed in his kilt to welcome the guests to his home and serves his first course of the night: scotch eggs. For his main Lachlan sticks to the theme with haggis, neeps, tatties and asparagus. For dessert he chooses another authentic Scottish dish, deep fried chocolate bars and tipsy laird.

Will the Scotsman impress with his pipes or is it all a bunch of hot air?

Menu
Appetizer: Scotch Eggs
Main: Whiskey Soaked Salmon with Potatoes & Turnips
Dessert: Tipsy Laird and Deep Fried Chocolate Bar

Bridgit Miezlaiskis
Episode 64 | Season 3

It's the fourth night in an all-out food fight to win a thousand dollar cash prize and putting all of her good energy into the night is holistic hippy Bridgit Miezlaiskis. Joining her around the circle of love is construction foreman Matt Thompson, wanna-be singer Carolyn Bickerton, grape enthusiast Mary Brown, and corporate trainer Lachlan McGurk.

Bridgit cuts the cords to everyone's negativity before serving her appetizer: butternut squash soup. Bridgit gets much praise for her main: stuffed pork chops with root vegetables and garlic mash. After a little more fun around the table a shocking full moon dessert is served, flourless chocolate cake.

Can a spiritual space cadet serve a meal that's out of this world or will the energy around bring her down?

Menu
Appetizer: Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Salsa
Main: Brined Pork Chop with Cabernet Shallot Sauce
Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake served with Warm Liqueur Chocolate Sauce and Caramel

Matt Thompson
Episode 63 | Season 3

It's the third night in an all-out food fight. Playing with fire tonight is construction foreman Matt Thompson. Joining him at his dinner table are wanna-be singer Carolyn Bickerton, grape enthusiast Mary Brown, holistic hippy Bridgit Miezlaiskis and corporate trainer Lachlan McGurk.

Tonight's host Matt is used to spending hours on end in his man cave, but tonight he will be stationed in the kitchen. First up is the mini appetizer: shrimp-wrapped beef tenderloin. Matt serves a heavier dish for his main: Argentinean chicken with sweet potatoes and grilled veggies. For dessert Matt comes up with a pumpkin crème brûlé which he torches at the table.

Can this burly bachelor heat things up in the kitchen or will he tank?

Menu
Appetizer: Shrimp Wrapped Beef Tenderloin
Main: BBQ Argentinean Chicken served with Chimichurri, Sweet Potatoes & Grilled Veggies
Dessert: Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Mary Brown
Episode 62 | Season 3

It's the second night in a week-long dinner party battle and taking her turn to shine is grape enthusiast Mary Brown. Joining her around the dinner table are wanna-be singer Carolyn Bickerton, construction foreman Matt Thompson, holistic hippy Bridgit Miezlaiskis and corporate trainer Lachlan McGurk.

Tonight Mary plans to dazzle her guests starting with salad and glazed pears. In-between courses, a tea leaf reader shares what the future holds For their main course, the future holds a homemade pasta: fettuccine alfredo with veal parmesan. Mary serves the dessert" vanilla bean ice cream.

Will Mary have the magic touch or will it be sour grapes from her guests?

Menu
Appetizer: Glazed Pears & Goat Gouda Cheese Salad with a Honey & Red Wine Vinaigrette
Main: Three Cheese Veal Parmigianino & Fettuccine Alfredo with Vermouth Infused Cremini Mushrooms
Dessert: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream in Lace Bowls

Carolyn Bickerton
Episode 61 | Season 3

This week's food feud is taking place in Barrie Ontario. First up to the challenge is Carolyn Bickerton, a wanna-be singer. Joining her this week are grape enthusiast Mary Brown, construction foreman Matt Thompson, holistic hippy Bridgit Miezlaiskis and corporate trainer Lachlan McGurk.

Tonight's guests will be eating on the floor. First up on the menu is a hummus and tabbouleh salad. Her main course seems to come out more accurate salmon with vegetables, quinoa and bread that didn't rise as planned. For dessert she serves chocolate truffles.

Will this wanna be singer strike a chord with her guests or will Carolyn fall flat on opening night?

Menu
Appetizer: Tabouleh Salad, Homemade Wholegrain Bread with Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus
Main: Wild Salmon en Papillote with Steamed Julienne Zucchini, Carrots & Red Pepper, Quinoa with Green Onions & Mushrooms
Dessert: Decadent Truffles

Katherine McRae
Episode 60 | Season 3

It's the final night in week-long dinner party and going head to head are some of Toronto's hardest working servers. Hosting tonight is casual fine dining goddess Katherine McRae. Sitting around her dinner table for the last time together are career server Craig Abraham, European bistro server Marsha Courneya, waiter/part-time actor Ryan Egan, and sports bar babe Jenevieve Narbay.

Tonight Katherine is taking charge and won't let anything or anyone upstage her. After one of her guests turns up in disguise and is shown the door, the atmosphere is tense. Katherine gathers the gang around the dinner table and serves up the first course of the night, the appetizer: caprese salad with roasted red pepper bruschetta. Next up is her main chicken marsala with scalloped potatoes and green beans. Things get tense again when the guests take turns to do impressions of one another and food goes flying. To ease the tension Katherine serves up the last course of the night is plated, carrot cake.

Can the server who thinks she is the quintessential host with the most prove she deserves to be on top or will she be outshined by a more ideal guest?

Menu
Appetizer:Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Pesto Dressing & White Balsamic Reduction and Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta
Main: Chicken Marsala with Shiitake Mushrooms, Scalloped Potatoes and Green Beans with Lemon Butter Sauce
Dessert: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Toasted Coconut

Jenevieve Narbay
Episode 59 | Season 3

It's night four in a fight to the finish and taking her turn in the kitchen tonight is sports bar babe Jenevieve Narbay. Joining her around the dinner table is career server Craig Abraham, European bistro server Marsha Courneya, waiter/part-time actor Ryan Egan, and casual fine dining goddess Katherine McRae.

Tonight pump-loving Jenevieve is strutting her stuff around the kitchen until disaster strikes. Up first is her appetizer: stuffed shrimp. The main course unfortunately drops all over the floor but she picks herself and the salmon up and serves it with her wild mushrooms and asparagus. Jenevieve is looking forward to her night coming to an end but not until dessert is served: exotic fruit salad.

Menu
Appetizer: Baked Stuff Shrimp
Main: Honey Dill Salmon with Asparagus and Wild Mushrooms
Dessert: Exotic Fruit Salad

Ryan Egan
Episode 58 | Season 3

It's night three in a dinner party battle where servers are going head to head to win the title of host with the most. Tonight's host is waiter/part-time actor Ryan Egan. Joining him around the table is career server Craig Abraham, European bistro server Marsha Courneya, sports bar babe Jenevieve Narbay, and casual fine dining goddess Katherine McRae.

Tonight's host Ryan is an aspiring actor who lives like a typical bachelor. He open cans with a carving knife and chops vegetables without a cutting board but what he lacks in the kitchen he makes up for in his bathroom by stocking it with the essentials. He goes even farther by hiring a bartender for his mingle. The guests take their seat at the table for their first course of the night: shrimp and crab stuffed mushroom caps. The night is full of heart to hearts with one another but the tears don't stop the main from making it to the table; beer basted hen with sweet peas and roasted squash. After Ryan serves his sexy dessert and the guests look past his dirty cutlery, he closes out the night with a little entertainment from his hired drag queen.

Will Ryan's tricks to make his night even better help him score high points or will he vanish into the night in tears?

Menu
Appetizer: Crab and Prawn Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Main: Beer-Basted Hen with Apple Walnut Chorizo Stuffing, Sweet Pea Puree and Roasted Squash
Dessert: Chocolate Pecan Delight

Marsha Courneya
Episode 57 | Season 3

This week's war of the servers continues tonight with kooky waitress Marsha Courneya taking over in the kitchen. Joining her around the table are career server Craig Abraham, waiter and actor Ryan Egan, sports bar babe Jenevieve Narbay, and casual fine dining goddess Katherine McRae.

War is the theme for Marsha's dinner party tonight as she takes her guests through Sarajevo. After a mingle in the living room which includes her very own keg and a vibrating pillow to keep the guests entertained her appetizer gets served, Tarte Tatin, something she has filled with bacon, cheese and onions. Her main course requires a lot of work and the guests find themselves tangled up and having a tough time eating their roasted Elk. Marsha confuses her guests even more by playing an odd war game and creates a drum circle. She finishes her evening with a simple dessert; lemon ice pops and ginger snaps.

Will Marcia's night be shot down with critical scores or will she win the war?

Menu
Appetizer: Tarte Tatin and Side Salad
Main: Braised Game Meat with Berry Dressing and Kale & Beet Salad
Dessert: Lemon Buttermilk Ice Pops and Ginger Cookies

Craig Abraham
Episode 56 | Season 3

This week will be a battle like no other when five restaurant servers spend five days together to see who can come out on top as host with the most. Kicking off this special block is a career server Craig Abraham. Joining him around the dinner table are European bistro server Marsha Courneya, waiter and part-time actor Ryan Egan, sports bar babe Jenevieve Narbay, and casual fine dining goddess Katherine McRae.

Tonight's host Craig spends a lot of time in his man cave at home but tonight he’s busy in the kitchen prepping for the first night of the competition. Craig is confident about winning, maybe because he's planning on serving an idiot proof menu starting with his appetizer garlic shrimp in a mélange of herbs. For his main course, Craig prepares a pastry for his salmon wellington. After showcasing some of his waiter tricks by balancing numerous plates it's time to eat dessert flourless, chocolate cake with raspberry compote and whipped cream.

Will Craig be king of the world with his seafood menu or will he be swimming with the fishes?

Menu
Appetizer: Buttered-Up Shrimp with Melange of Herbs and Garlic
Main: Salmon Wellington with a Spinach Duxelle and Dill Cream Sauce
Dessert: Dark Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Compote

Rolf Kenda
Episode 55 | Season 3

It's the final night and a fight to the finish for the thousand dollar cash prize. Closing out the week in the kitchen is tonight's host, five-star front of house hotelier Rolf Kenda. Joining him around the table is loud and proud Italian, Lisa Del Core, headhunter Erin Plasky, karate master Richard Hatch and lawyer Kate Salter.

Tonight the guests will discuss their true feelings around the dinner table and battle each other out in a yodeling contest, but not before Rolf serves his appetizer of hummus zucchini puree and spinach spread…minus any bread because of a lack of yeast. Despite being flustered and running between the kitchen where his tomatoes are forgotten and his deck where the barbeque is overcooking, Rolf finally serves his main dish: lamb with eggplant puree and caramelized onions. In the chaos he forgets his salad though. Once everyone discovers each other's true colours and Rolf impresses in a pair of lederhosen the final course of the night is served, caramelized peaches with mascarpone cheese.

Will an arrogant Austrian say hasta la vista and run with the money or will he be yodeling home a sore loser?

Kate Salter
Episode 54 | Season 3

It's night four in a week long dinner party war and tonight’s host is a lawyer by day and a foodie by night. Taking her turn to shine in the kitchen is Kate Salter and joining her around the dinner table is loud and proud Italian, Lisa Del Core, headhunter Erin Plasky, hotel manager Rolf Kenda, and karate master Richard Hatch.

Kate is looking to raise the bar tonight with her fabulous menu and she doesn't mind sucking up a little bit too. For her first impression she is serving a salt tasting menu for her appetizer. Guests will enjoy light to heavy finishing salts along with tuna ceviche and bone marrow beautifully presented on a black slate. After some mixed reviews the guests get silly doing their best ostrich impressions before the main is served; filet of ostrich with sweet corn puree, pommes anna and micro green salad. The guests may not like lavender but Kate is putting it in her dessert; seasonal fruit panna cotta. They will have to put their dislike aside for one night.

Will the pretentious foodie put her money where her mouth is or will her night be salt in the wounds?

Lisa Del Core
Episode 53 | Season 3

It's the third night in a week long battle in the kitchen and for the title of host with the most. Tonight's host is a loud and proud Italian, Lisa Del Core. Joining her around the dinner table is headhunter Erin Plasky, lawyer Kate Salter, hotel manager Rolf Kenda, and karate master Richard Hatch.

Tonight, happy go lucky housewife Lisa is hosting a black and white themed dinner party in her castle. After the guests are seated around her lavish dinner table she serves her appetizer first: lobster tail with eggplant caprese salad. Despite burning some of her tomato sauce for the main, she salvages enough to serve the orecchiette and beef tenderloin. Will she remember how her guests like their meat cooked? After being sneaky about serving Rolf seconds, she presents her ambitious dessert: profiteroles with zabaglione served with cheese, pears and walnuts drizzled with honey.

Will the host with the flashy car dazzle with high scores?

Richard Hatch
Episode 52 | Season 3

It's night two in a five day food fight and rocking it out in the kitchen tonight is karate master Richard Hatch. Joining him around the dinner table is headhunter Erin Plasky, lawyer Kate Salter, hotel manager Rolf Kenda, and housewife Lisa Del Core.

Richard's appetizer sounds like a great start; mushroom and ricotta ravioli but he doesn't seem too happy with how his own appetizer turned out. Tonight's host may be self-sabotaging his own meal but it will be up to his guests to give the final answer. Richard then serves his main: braised beef short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and carrots. Before strawberry shortcake is served for dessert, the guests try their best air band impersonation.

Richard may have a black belt in karate but how will he rank in the kitchen?

Erin Plasky
Episode 51 | Season 3

It's night one in a week long dinner party battle and spicing things up in the kitchen first is headhunter Erin Plasky. Joining her around the dinner table is lawyer Kate Salter, hotel manager Rolf Kenda, housewife Lisa Del Core and karate master Richard Hatch.

Erin has recently returned from the UK to live in her native Canada and is looking to impress with her curry inspired dinner party. First up is her appetizer — grilled tiger prawns. For her main, Erin serves a spicy meal family-style - chickpea curry and chicken curry. Finally, Erin reveals her dessert — pavlova with raspberries, lychees and passion fruit. While the guests discuss the last time they ate pavlova, Erin dessert cracks on its way to the table.

Will Erin keep calm and carry on, or will she break under the pressure?

Pierre Paris
Episode 50 | Season 3

It's the final night in a week long dinner party and perfectionist Pierre Paris is up last. Joining him around the dinner table is office administrator Linda David, metal head Johnny Gough, woodworker Marcel Parent, and tour guide Evelyn von Sichartshofen.

Tonight Pierre is planning on showing off his ambitious menu that consists of a lot words. His appetizer is a fresh made pasta to order…a la putanseca or mushrooms medley served with Waldorf salad, quail egg crab cake and tuna tapenade bruschetta. If that doesn't impress maybe his guests will enjoy his main: poulet parisienne in a creamy wine sauce with mushroom flambé served with cabbage and French style potatoes. And if his food is a flop maybe his dinners will be wowed by him impressive knife collection. That’s if they can stand up after this rich dinner which he rounds off with trifle.

Can a pretentious cook achieve greatness or will his guests pretend to be impressed?

Menu
Appetizer: Waldorf Salad, Tuna Tapenade and Crab Cake with Poached Quail Egg & Hollandaise
Main: Poulet Parisienne in a Creamy Wine Sauce with Mushroom Flambe served with Cabbage & French Style Potatoes
Dessert:

Linda David
Episode 49 | Season 3

It's night four in a week long food fight and hoping to wow her guests is the host of tonight, office administrator Linda David. Joining her around the dinner table is metal head Johnny Gough, woodworker Marcel Parent, tour guide Evelyn von Sichartshofen, and real estate agent Pierre Paris.

This evening's menu comes complete with a dress code which reflects her Greek heritage — blue. Linda wants to see her guests wear a little color but will all comply with her request? Before sitting around the table, Linda keeps to her theme by serving a strong blue martini to kick off the night and then serves her first course, an appetizer of Mediterranean salad with tiropita. Before everyone enjoys the main there’s time for a little air hockey? After some girl power the guests move from the air hockey table to the dinner table and are plated their main; souvlaki with potatoes, pilaf, grilled vegetable and tzatzki. For dessert Linda cools things down with homemade ice cream with pear compote. Finally, to close off the night, the party moves outside to the hot tub.

Will a cool blue theme land Linda in hot water or will she be left feeling the warm fuzzes?

Menu
Appetizer: Tiropita & Mediterranean Salad
Main: Lamb & Chicken Souvlaki with Cyprus Style Pilaf
Dessert: Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramelized Pear Compote

Johnny Gough
Episode 48 | Season 3

It's the third night in a week long dinner party and taking his turn at winning the cash prize is metal head Johnny Gough. Joining him is woodworker Marcel Parent, tour guide Evelyn von Sichartshofen, real estate agent Pierre Paris, and office administrator Linda David.

Johnny thinks tonight will be a victory but if his menu doesn't win his guests over it may end up looking more like brutality. It doesn't start well as he forgets to gibe his guests drinks. After a dry start they move to the dinner table where his appetizer is served: shake hands with the jerky, otherwise known as bread with a beef dip. After mixed reviews and Johnny realizing he doesn't have enough buns, onion rings or fries, he continues to serve his main: head banger burgers and fries. As the night progresses, he shows his adolescent side serving an unusual dessert: slam dancing sandwiches or to better describe it banana chocolate peanut butter sandwiches. Despite his odd food choices, the guests seem to enjoy their surprise entertainment; a little heavy metal concert in his garage.

Can a metal head handle the feedback or will he get slayed by his competition?

Menu
Appetizer: Shake Hands with The Jerky Dip served with French Bread
Main: The Beefripper Burger with Goat Cheese and Chopped Bacon
Dessert: Iron Megan Homemade Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

Marcel Parent
Episode 47 | Season 3

It's night two in a five day dinner party war and tonight's host is trading in his carving knives for cutlery. Woodworker Marcel Parent is cooking up a storm and joining him are tour guide Evelyn von Sichartshofen, real estate agent Pierre Paris, metal head Johnny Gough, and office administrator Linda David.

Marcel is confident that his guests will like his simple food as much as he does but they may find his appetizer too boring, watermelon, feta cheese and black olive salad. To liven up the night he decides to perform some impromptu carving on a potato. After impressing the crew with his carving skills on a potato Marcel serves his main; roast beef tenderloin with a mustard and herb au jus, fancy. But it gets even fancier with dessert when he serves his guests not just one, but two desserts; cinnamon rolls as well as chocolate semifredo.

Will Marcel be confident enough to host future dinner parties or will he move back out to his garage and do what he does best?

Menu
Appetizer: Fresh and Savoury Watermelon, Feta and Black Olive Salad
Main: Beef Tenderloin with a Mustard and Herb Rub Au Jus Served with Scalloped Potatoes
Dessert:

Evelyn von Sichartshofen
Episode 46 | Season 3

It's the first night in a week long food fight and kicking it off is tour guide Evi Von Sichartshofen. To celebrate her German background she is asking her guests to come dressed up in lederhosen and dirndls. Joining her around the dinner table is woodworker Marcel Parent, real estate agent Pierre Paris, metal head Johnny Gough, and office administrator Linda David.

Evelyn, also known as Evi has an obsession with wolves and dressing up but can she cook? After being a basket case in the kitchen and adding alcohol to almost all of her food, she greets her guests at the door and is excited to see who showed up in costume. First up is her appetizer: scallops in a bacon blanket. With a successful first course, Evi moves onto plating her authentic German main: rouladen. Despite the guest's mixed review on the presentation they end the night with a traditional dessert: apple crumble cake.

Will Evi dance with the wolves or will they howl at brutal scores?

Menu
Appetizer: Scallops in a Bacon Blanket
Main: Rouladen with Brown Gravy served with Bread Dumplings
Dessert: Apple Crumble Cake

Emma Rockett
Episode 45 | Season 3

Providing a Royal Affair for the final night in PEI’s weeklong dinner war is event planner Emma Rockett. Joining her is gardening gal Alison Mills, campground owner Michael Creighton, enforcement officer David Jabbour, and construction gal Nancy Stewart.

Tonight's quaint cottage has a history with Will and Kate and Emma serves up a menu fit for a Prince. Her high tea appetizer includes includes finger sandwiches, scones and deviled eggs. Cornish pasty with carrots and minty peas (on 22 carat gold plates!) make up her main. Her final course of the night is a British staple (and Kate's rumoured fave!): sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

Can a young girl with monarch connections make her guests feel like royalty or will she be dethroned by her competitors?

Menu
Appetizer: Deviled Eggs, Assortment of Finger Sandwiches and Cream Scones with Clotted Cream & Jam
Main: Cornish Pasty with Peas & Carrots
Dessert: Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce

Nancy Stewart
Episode 44 | Season 3

It's the fourth night in a week-long East-Coast food fight. Hosting tonight is construction gal Nancy Stewart. Joining her is enforcement officer David Jabbour, campground owner Michael Creighton, gardening gal Alison Mills and event planner Emma Rockett.

The night starts with a scenic dockside mingle and a lesson in oyster shucking, then Nancy serves an appetizer: spinach salad and seafood chowder. After a long wait, the main course arrives. It's chicken marsala with potatoes, carrots and green beans. For dessert, Nancy serves raspberry cream cheese pie and finally gets Alison's approval.

Will the world be Nancy's oyster or will her scores lead her down a slippery slope?

Menu
Appetizer: Fish Chowder with Island Mussels and Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
Main: Marsala Chicken with Wild Mushroon Sauce with Tri-Coloured Mini Potatoes and Baby Carrots & Green Beans or Cedar Plank Dill Salmon
Dessert: Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie

David Jabbour
Episode 43 | Season 3

It's the third night in a week-long dinner party war and five foodies are battling it out in the heart of confederation, Prince Edward Island. Hosting tonight is enforcement officer David Jabbour. Joining him is campground owner Michael Creighton, gardening gal Alison Mills, construction gal Nancy Stewart, and event planner Emma Rockett.

David is in for a surprise when one of his guests brings over a hookah to help make the night a success, but before they inhale that the first part of David's Lebanese feast is served, his appetizer: fattoush. Things around the table tonight get a little tense as the group lock horns but David intervenes with his main: stuffed summer squash with grape leaves, hummus and yogurt cucumber mint salad. After great reviews the final course of the night is presented, dessert which consists of crepes filled with custard and topped with pistachios, syrup, and fresh fruit. The guests move outside for a little hookah and dancing to end the night.

Will David's Lebanese night delight or has he smoked his last pipe?

Menu
Appetizer: Fattoush Salad with Crispy Pita
Main: Stuffed Grape Leaves and Koussa Mahshi: Stuffed Squash and Hummus
Dessert: Katayef bi Ashta

Alison Mills
Episode 42 | Season 3

It's the second night of a week-long dinner party battle in Prince Edward Island and taking charge in the kitchen tonight is gardening gal Alison Mills. Joining her around the table is campground owner Michael Creighton, enforcement officer David Jabbour, construction gal Nancy Stewart, and event planner Emma Rockett.

Tonight's host is trading in the garden for the kitchen, but that’s not stopping her from bringing some of the garden into her menu. She plans on adding a special touch to her plates tonight using edible flowers. First up is her appetizer; salmon cakes with creamy shrimp sauce. With a vegetarian among the group, Alison makes two mains; pâté en croute with red sage gravy, scalloped potatoes and green beans along with a veggie pie for Emma. Before serving her dessert; hazelnut mousse, Alison plays a little truth game to get to know her guests more but does someone lose and end up in the pool?

Will a Gregorian gardener come up smelling like roses or be in the weeds?

Menu
Appetizer: Salmon Cakes with Creamy Shrimp Sauce
Main: Pate en Croute or Vegetable Tourtiere served with Wild Mushroom Potato Gratin
Dessert: Hazelnut Mousse

Michael Creighton
Episode 41 | Season 3

It's night one in a week long dinner party war and our crew is taking another road trip, this time to the east coast. Hoping to be Prince Edward Island's first dinner host with the most is campground owner Michael Creighton. Joining him around the table is gardening gal Alison Mills, enforcement officer David Jabbour, construction gal Nancy Stewart, and event planner Emma Rockett.

Tonight's guests will get a surprise when they find out they're eating a menu that's been prepared in a trailer and that they are eating outside around a pop up dinner table. He starts the outdoor festivities with his appetizer; lobster avocado cocktail. He heads back into the tiny kitchen to put the finishing touches on his main; island beef tenderloin and a vegetarian option for Emma; grilled salmon, except he forgets a key ingredient. An outdoor party wouldn't be a party without a bit of local talent, Michael entertains his guests with a local musician and tries to wow his guests with a dessert of outrageous brownies.

Will a cocky camper come out on top or will he go hide out in his trailer when all is scored and done?

Menu
Appetizer: Lobster Cocktail
Main: Beef Tenderloin with Lobster Mashed Potatoes
Dessert: Outrageous Brownies & Ice Cream

Heather Aube
Episode 40 | Season 3

It's the final night in a week-long wine and dine and window dresser Heather Aube is excited about hosting and wrapping up the week. Joining her around the dinner table is child and youth counselor Kathy Johnston-Henry, bartender Justin Jones, phlebotomist Gillian Vander Vliet, and self-employed Dragan Jankovic.

Heather has a bubbly personality, great style and an opinion but does she fare well in the kitchen? After greeting her guests, a guitar duo play a little something to entertain and to kick off the night, Heather serves her appetizer; shrimp and lobster salad. After a colourful presentation she follows her app with the main; roast lamb with potato gallette and vegetables which she fears will not meet the guests satisfaction. For dessert, Heather dishes up a well presented mango pudding.

Will the colour coordinated cook make her guests red with envy or will she have to change into something black and mourn a loss?

Menu
Appetizer: Shrimp and Lobster Salad with Mango, Jicama, Avocado with Ginger Lime Dressing and Wonton Crisps
Main: Garlic Roast Lamb served with Potato Gruyere Galette and Summer Vegetables
Dessert: Mango Pudding with Berries

Dragan Jankovic
Episode 39 | Season 3

It's the fourth night in a week long culinary competition and tonight's host, auto glass technician Dragan Jankovic is out of his comfort zone in the kitchen. Joining him around the dinner table is child and youth counselor Kathy Johnston-Henry, bartender Justin Jones, phlebotomist Gillian Vander Vliet, and window dresser Heather Aube.

Dragan is a man of few words and has never hosted a dinner party before, probably because he lives with his parents but that's not stopping him. After greeting his guests with a strong cocktail, the monotone Serbian Dragan serves his appetizer; fried goat's cheese and cured meat followed by his main; goulash and mashed potatoes. While the guests get to know each other more, Dragan prepares his dessert; vanilla ice cream and oblande.

Will this be the beginning of many dinner parties for Dragan, or will he be satisfied with never hosting another one?

Menu
Appetizer: Deep Fried Goat Cheese with Smoked Meat
Main: Beef & Pork Goulash with Kajmak Mash Potatoes and Garden Salad
Dessert: Walnut & Hazelnut Wafers with Fresh Raspberries and Vanilla Ice Cream

Gillian Vander Vliet
Episode 38 | Season 3

It's night three in a week long dinner party battle and tonight's host, pool shark Gillian Vander Vliet isn't sweating it in the kitchen. Joining her is child and youth counselor Kathy Johnston-Henry, bartender Justin Jones, self-employed Dragan Jankovic, and window dresser Heather Aube.

Gillian isn't concerned about her presentation as much as she is about having tasty food on the table. But can she rack up a great tasting menu as well as she plays pool? The guests are seated and served with the first course of the night, an appetizer; smoked salmon and pea fritters followed by the main; roulade with beet and clementine salad and whipped potatoes. Between courses Gillian clears the plates and plays an icebreaker game with her guests that gets a little personal. Finally she serves up dessert; pecan olive oil cake.

Can a ball busting billiard player rack 'em up or will she scratch?

Menu
Appetizer: Smoked Salmon and Pea Fritters with Scallion Sour Cream
Main: Herbed Roulade with Prosciutto and Cheese with Roasted Beet and Clementine Salad
Dessert: Apple Pecan Olive Oil Cake with Oma's Secret Whipped Topping

Justin Jones
Episode 37 | Season 3

It's the second night of a week-long food fight and confident he can win is tonight’s host, die hard foodie Justin Jones. Joining him is child and youth counselor Kathy Johnston-Henry, phlebotomist Gillian Vander Vliet, self-employed Dragan Jankovic, and window dresser Heather Aube.

Justin plans on wowing his guests by incorporating one of his favorite things in some of his ingredients; homemade beer. Justin's guests take a seat at the table and are served his appetizer; caprese salad, tomato bisque and bruschetta with beer??? After rave reviews, it's time for the main; burgers in beer buns with fries. Justin lets the guests digest their first two courses and then hosts a fun costume themed photo-shoot. After some laughs, the guests are served their final course of the evening dessert; double chocolate torte and maple bacon pecan ice-cream.

Can a social conscious nerd who makes everything from scratch, including his beer out-smart the competition or will his guests be unimpressed despite his efforts?

Menu
Appetizer: Roasted Tomato Bisque with Smoked Tomato Bruschetta and Fresh Tomato Caprese Salad
Main: Gourmet Burgers and Buttermilk Beer Buns served with Belgian Frites & Tangy Slaw
Dessert: Double Chocolate Torte served with Maple Pecan Crunch Ice Cream

Kathy Johnston-Henry
Episode 36 | Season 3

It's the first night in a week long dinner party war and measuring out the ingredients in the kitchen tonight is child and youth counselor Kathy Johnston-Henry. Sitting around the dinner table with her is bartender Justin Jones, phlebotomist Gillian Vander Vliet, self-employed Dragan Jankovic, and window dresser Heather Aube.

Tonight's dinner party has a 60's theme and Kathy has asked everyone to show up in their best 60's outfits but will they find an outfit that meets her stamp of approval? After welcoming everyone at the door, they are seated and served their first course of the night, a 60's appetizer; deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, and stuffed celery sticks. Next up is her main; beef wellington with peppercorn sauce, cauliflower sauté and roasted tomatoes. The plates get cleared and Kathy leads the guests in a short 60's trivia game followed by her dessert; cracker pie before the guests head back to 2012.

Will Kathy’s 60's party be a throwback or throw out?

Menu
Appetizer: Deviled Eggs with Blue Cheese Stuffed Celery Sticks and Shrimp Cocktail
Main: Beef Wellington with Peppercorn Sauce, Roasted Tomatoes, Potatoes & Cauliflower Garlic-Saute
Dessert: Butter Cracker Pie served with Whipped Cream

Jana Kelemen
Episode 35 | Season 3

It's the final night on our week long Western road trip to Edmonton, Alberta and Jana Kelemen will cap off this five day foodie fight. Jana is raring to go with a special themed night—Pajama Party!

The guests don't expect much from Jana… she's a pretty girl. But Jana is ready to get the booze flowing and the PJ party pumping! It's breakfast for dinner tonight, starting with mimosas and beer pong! To start off the meal Jana serves up her appetizer of homemade granola parfaits. Then Jana finishes up her main course and gets eggs benedict and hash browns to the table. Finally Jana serves up the over the top fanciest breakfast for dinner dessert of maple bacon cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream and candied bacon.

Will Jana's breakfast for dinner be a dream or is it everyone’s worst nightmare?

Menu
Appetizer: Homemade Granola Parfaits
Main: Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Hashbrowns and Fresh Fruit
Dessert: Maple Bacon Cupcake with Cinnamon Buttercream and Candied Bacon

Philippe Renoir
Episode 34 | Season 3

It's the fourth night on our road trip to Edmonton, Alberta in a weeklong wine and dine. Hosting tonight is Philippe Renoir, a suave French man who's been flying under the radar all week. The guests are curious to see what this man of mystery will prepare for them.

The guests arrive and the champagne starts flowing as Philippe serves up Kier Royals. Then the guests indulge on the appetizer of corn crusted prawn tacos, with homemade tortillas! Then Philippe serves the very fancy main course of chicken tenders and pommes mousseline. After finding out that Philippe is the great-grandson of the famous painter Renoir, almost everyone is shocked and totally swooned just in time for dessert — "Philamisu" Philippe's own version of tiramisu.

But was tonight as good as an original Renoir, or was it more paint by numbers?

Menu
Appetizer: Corn-Crusted Prawns in a Taco Shell served with a Green Tomatillo-Cilantro Salsa
Main: Chicken Tenders in Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce
Dessert: Philamisu-Raspberry Sabayon

Dajana Fabjanovich
Episode 33 | Season 3

It's the third night in Edmonton, Alberta for a weeklong dinner party competition for $1000. In the hosting hot seat in the city of champions tonight is Dajana Fabjanovich. This Croatian cutie has been super nice to everyone all week, and the guests don’t really know what to expect.

Dajana is very proud of her Eastern European heritage so serves up a Russian app of Ogoniok, which is a very garlicky cheese and mayo spread. If the guests aren't so keen on that, they can indulge on the second appetizer of shrimp bruscetta. Danjana then serves up the main course of baked halibut with a chimi-churri sauce. To work off some of that seafood the guests are invited outside to play some bocce and someone lands face down in the grass. Dajana finishes up the dessert of berry pavlova.

Has Dajana caught the big one or will her guests throw her seafood menu overboard?

Menu
Appetizer: Shrimp Bruschetta and Ogoniok
Main: Baked Halibut with Chimichurri and Crushed Nicoise Potatoes
Dessert: Berry Pavlova

Barbara Engelbart
Episode 32 | Season 3

It's the second night of our first week-long road trip in Edmonton, Alberta and perfecting things in the kitchen is control freak Barbara Engelbart. Dining with her tonight is energetic sales rep Brett Lemay, fashionable Dajana Fabjanovich, sports car lover Philippe Renoir and esthetician Jana Kelemen.

Barbara doesn't like people very much so how will she manage to get through her dinner party? After finding the time for a nap, Barbara welcomes her guests to the table and serves her trio of appetizers, meat pies, deviled eggs, and cherry tomatoes. For her main she tries to impress with roasted Alberta ranched elk but not all the guests are game. For dessert, Barbara serves something sweet, chocolate cups, berry supreme and lemon sorbet.

Will a pent up perfectionist put her best foot forward or will her guests control the night with less than perfect scores?

Menu
Appetizer: Deviled Duck Eggs, Vodka Spiked Cherry Tomatoes and Mini Meat Pies
Main: Roasted Alberta Ranched Elk Tenderloin with Blackberry Demi Glaze Roasted Potato Hash and Seasonal Vegetables
Dessert: Berry Supremes, Chocolate Cups with Caramel and Sorbet Balls

Brett Lemay
Episode 31 | Season 3

It's the beginning of our first week-long road trip and we've traveled to Edmonton, Alberta for our dinner party showdown. Sitting around the table is fashionable Dajana Fabjanovich, sports car lover Philippe Renoir, business woman Barbara Engelbart, and esthetician Jana Kelemen.

Tonight, loud and proud Albertan Brett is releasing all of his energy and is confident he can win. Up first, his appetizer, bison ribs and oysters rockefeller followed by his main beef tenderloin with baked beans, potato salad and taber corn on the cobb. After two successful courses, Brett serves dessert; margarita pie. Once the plates are cleared, the guests move outside to the backyard for a fun potato sack race.

Will Brett's energy and confidence win him a high score, or will our first trip to the west get off to a rocky start?

Menu
Appetizer: Blue Collar Bison Ribs and Grilled Oysters Rockefeller
Main: BBQ Potato Chip Crusted Alberta Beef Tenderloin, Loaded Baked Potato Salad, Buttered Taber Corn on the Cob & BBQ Baked Beans
Dessert: Margarita Pie

Nia Dempster
Episode 30 | Season 3

It's the final night and a fight to the finish in a week long dinner party and closing out the battle is Nia Dempster. Joining her for one last dinner is male model Jamie Godin, lawyer Janine Liberatore, produce supervisor Lewis Carlota and single mom PJ Jogeda.

Nia is passionate about her Greek heritage and that will be evident in her menu as well as her dress code: something blue. She will also not take no for an answer when it comes to topping up the drinks. First up is her appetizer: Spanakopita. Once the guests learn to pronounce her app, Nia serves her main: momma's moussaka which she gets weepy about. Lastly, she serves up Greek doughnuts with honey and cinnamon for dessert.

Will Nia's menu be as good as her momma’s recipe or will her guests be less than impressed?

Menu
Appetizer: Spanakopita
Main: Moussaka with Bechamel Sauce and Village Greek Salad
Dessert: Greek Doughnuts

Jamie Godin
Episode 29 | Season 3

It's the second last night in a week long dinner party war and taking over in the kitchen tonight is male model Jamie Godin. Joining him around the dinner table is lawyer Janine Liberatore, foodie Nia Dempster, produce supervisor Lewis Carlota and single mom PJ Jogeda.

Trading in the runway for the kitchen, Jamie plans on shining in the hosting spotlight. After the guests take part in a fun photo shoot, they move inside for his appetizer: mushroom tartlets, squash and pepper potage. Moving right along, Jamie serves his main: chicken roulade with rice pilat, peppers and asparagus. To sweeten things up, dessert is served: dark chocolate cake with pecans. After the plates are cleared, the night ends with some wrestling… but can Jamie be beat by a fellow participant in the ring?

Will Jamie strike a pose, or just strike out with his menu?

Menu Appetizer: Butternut Squash Soup and Mushroom Tarts
Main: Stuffed Chicken with Pesto Plum Marinade and Rice Pilaf Stuffed Red Peppers and Asparagus
Dessert: Dark Chocolate Liqueur Cake

Piret "PJ" Jogeda
Episode 28 | Season 3

It's the third night in a weeklong cook off and showing off her skills in the kitchen tonight is single mom PJ Jogeda. Joining her at the dinner table is lawyer Janine Liberatore, male model Jamie Godin, foodie Nia Dempster and produce supervisor Lewis Carlota.

Tonight PJ is taking pride in serving up a menu that introduces the guests to her Estonian heritage. First up, the appetizer: cream cheese and smoke salmon on rye with beet salad. She follows this up with her main: stuffed veal shoulder with sauerkraut and boiled potatoes. Despite her lack of baking skills PJ proves she can do it by serving her dessert: sour cream rhubarb cake.

Will PJ's heritage leave a lasting impression on her guests or will she be the only one that takes pride in it?

Menu
Appetizer: Beet Salad
Main: Roasted Stuffed Shoulder of Veal
Dessert: Rhubarb Cake with Sour Cream and Egg Filling

Lewis Carlota
Episode 27 | Season 3

It's night two in a fight to win a week-long dinner party and tonight's menu belongs to produce supervisor Lewis Carlota. Joining him is lawyer Janine Liberatore, single mom PJ Jogeda, male model Jamie Godin, and foodie Nia Dempster.

Lewis is use to rocking it out on stage in a glam rock band but does he have the skills in the kitchen to win the competition? Up first is his slippery appetizer, mussels… before the main arrives Lewis upsets his guests when his pet bird flies loose but he wins back his guests with stuffed squid with rice and rapini. Once the guests clear their palette from his seafood courses, they make room for dessert: meringue with custard cream sauce.

Will Lewis rock his way to the top, or will his guests boo him for his performance?

Janine Liberatore
Episode 26 | Season 3

It's the first night in a week-long dinner party battle and kicking night one off is lawyer Janine Liberatore. Joining her around the dinner table is produce supervisor Lewis Carlota, single mom PJ Jogeda, male model Jamie Godin and foodie Nia Dempster.

Tonight, Janine is glamming up the evening by throwing a Monte Carlo casino themed night. Before she deals the cards she serves her appetizer: stuffed pasta. Once the guests finish that, she gambles on her main: baked halibut with sautéed mixed greens and orzo. To round off the evening Janine serves up something sweet, her dessert: sticky toffee pudding with butter pear sauce.

Will Janine raise the bar or be guilty as charged?

Menu
Appetizer: Due Rotolo with Homemade Tomato Sauce
Main: Baked Halibut with Salsa Verde
Dessert: Toffee Pear Sticky Pudding

Emmanuel Pena
Episode 25 | Season 3

It's the final night in a week long dinner party war and last up to the dinner plate is skate punk Emmanuel Pena. His guests include postman Paul Van Buskirk, human services manager Deb Slocum, housewife Ali Bisram and former model Kirsten Slind-Jaklic.

Manny will do anything for a win, but would he lie? First up is his appetizer: feta cheese and basil bruschetta. After a tasty first course and an approval from his guests, he serves his main: sweet and spicy stir fry. He closes off the night with a decadent dessert: homemade chocolate molten cake.

Will the skater pull of some tricks and win the competition, or will he bail out?

Appetizer: Pita Bread Bruschetta with Feta Cheese and Basil
Main: Sweet and Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
Dessert: Cake... from a box

Kirsten Slind-Jaklic
Episode 24 | Season 3

It's the fourth night in a week long dinner party and taking over in the kitchen tonight is former model Kirsten Slind-Jaklic. Sitting down at her dinner table is postman Paul Van Buskirk, human services manager Deb Slocum, housewife Ali Bisram and skate punk Emmanuel Pena.

Kirsten is use to making dinner for her four children, but tonight their seats are occupied by her four special guests. The appetizer is ready to serve: french bread with mushrooms and caramelized onions. After tasting the first course Kirstin serves the main: beef tenderloin with potatoes, portobello mushrooms, asparagus and red pepper. Kirsten clears the plates and serves her final course of the night, dessert: apple crisp before bringing in a little entertainment.

Will the suburban hockey mom score a hat trick with her night or will she end up in the penalty box?

Menu
Appetizer: French Bread with Pan-Fried Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Aged White Cheddar, Arugula and Balsamic
Main: Beef Tenderloin with Gravy
Dessert: Traditional Apple Crisp

Paul Van Buskirk
Episode 23 | Season 3

It's night three in a week long dinner party war and saddling up in the kitchen tonight is postman Paul Van Buskirk. Joining him are his guests; human services manager Deb Slocum, housewife Ali Bisram, former model Kirsten Slind-Jaklic and skate punk Emmanuel Pena.

Paul's theme tonight is "An Evening at the Races" and he’s hoping to lasso a win with his menu. Up first is his appetizer: lobster stuffed mushroom caps followed by his main: beef with roasted vegetables and horseradish cream sauce, which he almost forgets to serve. Lastly, Paul serves his company with dessert: chocolate pecan pie.

Will the lone rancher satisfy all of his guests with his menu or will he be left alone with a low score.

Menu
Appetizer: Atlantic Lobster Stuffed Mushroom Caps and/or Creamy Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Main: Kentucky Bourbon Beef with Gravy and Horseradish Cream or Stuffed Peppers
Dessert: Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie (using Homemade Pie Crust)

Allison Bisram
Episode 22 | Season 3

It's the second night in a week long dinner party battle and tonight's host is a vegetarian, Ali Bisram. Tasting her menu are human services manager Deb Slocum, postman Paul Van Buskirk, former model Kirsten Slind-Jaklic and skate punk Emmanuel Pena.

Ali is taking a chance and cooking for carnivores tonight. Without being able to taste all of her courses, she hopes for the best. Up first is her appetizer: a mixed green salad with pears, apples and goat's cheese. After a safe first course, Ali serves her main: glazed pork tenderloin. She concludes her night with dessert: dates stuffed with mascarpone.

Will Ali surprise her guests by cooking a tasty carnivorous main or will her guests leave feeling glad that she doesn't cook meat often.

Menu
Appetizer: Mixed Greens with a Goat Cheese Medallion and Pear, Gouda and Brown Sugar Crisp and Maple Mustard Vinaigrette
Main:Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salad or Garbanzo Bean Roast with Sherry Sauce
Dessert: Stuffed Medjool Dates

Deb Slocum
Episode 21 | Season 3

It's the beginning of a five day culinary competition and starting the week off is human services manager Deb Slocum. She's looking to impress her guests; stay at home housewife Ali Bisram, postman Paul Van Buskirk, former model Kirsten Slind-Jaklic and skate punk Emmanuel Pena.

Deb is a quirky; you only live once kind of woman who tonight has decided to throw a pink, black and white theme. After prepping her menu, streaking her hair with pink and decorating for her dinner party, Deb is ready to meet her guests for the first time. Everyone heads to the table and is served with her first course, a crabby shrimp appetizer. She follows that with her main: cider stuffed pork tenderloin with potatoes and rustic roots. To cap off the night’s menu Deb sweetens things up with her dessert: Chocolate Mousse and a little surprise for each guest.

Will Deb's dinner party end in silly fight or will she end up with a seriously high score?

Menu
Appetizer: Crabby Shrimp and Baked Garlic, Onion & Cheese Dip
Main: Cider Soaked Stuffed Porkloin, Pressed Baked Potatoes and Glazed Rustic Roots in Balsamic Reduction
Dessert: Chocolate Mousse in Cinnamon Cookie Cups

Andrew Davids
Episode 20 | Season 3

It's the final night in a weeklong wine and dine and hosting tonight is muscle man Andrew Davids. If anyone can end the week off with a bang it's Andrew — he's a DJ, it's his job to make people have fun!

Andrew has a black and red theme tonight and almost all the guests play along. Andrew raises the roof and serves up his appetizer of Caesar Salad with homemade dressing, without the anchovies for his new vegetarian friend Jennifer of course. Next, Andrew serves his main course of stir fry. After some controversy about some Worcestershire sauce Andrew eases the tension with a magician in the house! Not all the guests love magic, but they're sure to love the final course of the week, cinnamon raisin bread pudding… and Andrew with his shirt off!

Jennifer Modica
Episode 19 | Season 3

It's the fourth night of the ultimate dinner party competition and tonight's host is 29 year old Jennifer Modica. Her strategy is to go back to her roots to cook a delicious Italian vegetarian meal. On the outside Jennifer appears to be super nice and hopes to impress her guests with a pure veggie meal.

Andrew has been trying new foods all week, and Jennifer will challenge his taste buds by serving her appetizer—beet and buffalo mozzarella insalata. Although she's been questioning her guests all week on their cooking techniques, Jennifer fails to make fresh pasta and serves up store bought noodles as part of her main course. But Jennifer's not worried, she’s got Nono's sauce on her side. After revealing she is a pageant winner; "Miss Brooklin" serves up a duo dessert of Pear Torta and vanilla panacotta.

Will Jennifer be the new Come Dine with Me Canada Queen? Or will she disgrace the family?

Shawna Fletcher
Episode 18 | Season 3

It's the third night of a week long wine and dine for a cash prize of $1000 and on the hosting hot seat tonight is real estate agent, Shawna Fletcher. Shawna's been quick to judge this week so the guests will be ready to find flaws in tonight'’s feast.

Shawna has requested that the guests arrive in style and throw on a boa, so much to their chagrin; they all abide by her request. Andrew’s boa even sparkles! While snooping Shawna's closet the guests stumble on Shawna's old cheerleading trophy and pom poms. Shawna hopes her appetizer will be a hit and serves up crab cakes using tinned crab and a simple cheese plate for Jennifer the vegetarian. Up next for dinner is a chicken bake, and for Jennifer, the same bake but with chickpeas and cauliflower. Finally for dessert, Shawna will be in direct competition with Rusty as she serves up a chocolate flourless cake and remembers the raspberries.

Will Shawna be victorious or will her boas fail to charm her guests?

Mitch McGraw
Episode 17 | Season 3

It's the second night in a week long dinner party fight and tonight it's up to Mitch McGraw to show the guests what he's got to offer. Enjoying his menu are retired banker Rusty Stewart, real estate agent Shawna Fletcher, communications girl Jennifer Modica, and wedding DJ Andrew Davids.

Mitch is hosting with a Chinese themed menu and is confident that he will wow his guests. He starts by serving not one, but two appetizers; wonton soup as well as pan fried prawn dumplings. His presentation has him off to a great start and follows with his main: general tso chicken. After offering each person their own lucky charm, Mitch serves his homemade dessert: peanut butter ice cream with a fortune cookie made from scratch.

Will Mitch's night be a gong show? Or will luck being on his side?

Rusty Stewart
Episode 16 | Season 3

It's night one in a week-long dinner party battle and kicking it off is retired banker Rusty Stewart. She's confident that she can win over her guests who include; travel agent Mitch McGraw, real estate agent Shawna Fletcher, communications girl Jennifer Modica, and wedding DJ Andrew Davids.

Rusty is a fun, kooky red-head with an X-rated mind, but will she be able to focus in the kitchen and create a winning menu? She welcomes her guests and serves the appetizer; brie, pear and onion strudel. After mixed reviews and a sweet start, Rusty plates her main: lasagna fresca and green salad with honey oatmeal bread and cheese. The guests enjoy the lasagna, but don’t like the fact that its served cold. To conclude her menu, Rusty brings a sweet dessert to the table: chocolate mousse cake, but forgetful Rusty leaves part of the dish, the berries in the kitchen.

Will Rusty's guests have as much fun as she did planning the night? Or will here evening fall as flat?

Barry Arner
Episode 15 | Season 3

It's the final night in a week long wine and dine for $1000. It's been a week full of crazy nights and Barry Arner hopes to finish the week with a sophisticated and expensive menu.

Barry's been everyone’s best friend this week and hopes to further impress his guests with the finest crystal, fresh linens and a kilt! Barry serves up his fancy appetizer of lobster cakes with crème fraiche and of course, caviar. After blowing his guests away Barry fires up the BBQ for his main course of beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes and asparagus. After some secrets are revealed in a drinking game, the drunk guests indulge in dessert — strawberry heaven.

Has Barry's empty pockets bought him dinner party glory? Or was it all just smoke and mirrors?

Menu
Appetizer: Maritime Lobster Cakes with Creme Fraiche and Caviar
Main: Angus Beef Tenderloin and Whipped Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Dessert: Strawberry Heaven

Mona Khorasani
Episode 14 | Season 3

It's night four in a week long dinner party battle and this evening belongs to the youngest participant of the block, party girl Mona Khorasani. Tasting her menu tonight are her guests, little miss perfect Malaika Palmer, cocky Dan Yurman, cooky Clotilde Anne-Marie Friedmann, and nice guy Barry Arner.

Mona plans on wowing her guests with presentation and doesn't want to be underestimated. The Persian girl who has a lucky charm and a love for sweet candy is serving up a spicy Spanish menu tonight beginning with her appetizer, gazpacho followed by her main paella. After Mona presents her dessert, churros with hot chocolate she closes out her night with a little entertainment.

Will Mona's guests be pleasantly surprised by her cooking skills, or will her good luck charm work against her?

Menu
Appetizer: Tapas and Gazpacho
Main: Meat and Seafood Paella with Pan Con Tomate
Dessert: Churros with Hot Chocolate

Clotilde Anne-Marie Friedmann
Episode 13 | Season 3

It's the middle of a week long food fight and tonight’s host Clotilde Anne-Marie Friedmann is getting ambitious in the kitchen, but is it too ambitious? Tasting her unusual menu are her guests, little miss perfect Malaika Palmer, cocky Dan Yurman, party girl Mona Khorasani, and nice guy Barry Arner.

Clotilde is a world champion lifeguard but does she stand a chance winning with her dinner party skills? First up, Clotilde shocks her guests with her appetizer, cervelle de veau otherwise known as veal brain. If that isn't enough to have her guests running to the bathroom, she serves a second appetizer, chevaline tartare, a.k.a horse meat. After a risky first course, Clotilde presents her main, marlin and elk, another first for her guests. Finally after a long night around the dinner table, dessert is served, baked alaska.

Will the universe be on Clotilde's side, or will her guests leave feeling sick and tired?

Menu
Appetizer: Chevaline Tartar with Olive Crotinis and Veal Brain
Main: Extraordinary Marlin and  Elk Surf and Turf
Dessert: Red Velvet Baked Alaska

Malaika Palmer
Episode 12 | Season 3

It's night two in a week long dinner party battle and event planner Malaika Palmer is getting her turn in the kitchen. Joining her at the dinner table is, cocky Dan Yurman, kooky Clotilde Anne-Marie Friedmann, party girl Mona Khorasani, and nice guy Barry Arner.

Malaika lets out her frustration in a boxing ring, but tonight she is sparring her way through the kitchen, starting with her appetizer, grilled cheese and tomato soup. Malaika then serves her main course, jerk chicken with rice and peas. After spicing things up a bit she serves her dessert, cupcakes.

Will Malaika go out on a high note, or will the guests send her back to the ring to release her disappointment.

Menu
Appetizer: Roasted Tomato Soup and Mini Grilled Cheese
Main: Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas
Dessert: Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes 

Dan Yurman
Episode 11 | Season 3

It's the first night in a week long dinner party showdown and up to try and win host with the most is uber confident he can win, business owner Dan Yurman. Joining him this week is; event planner Malaika Palmer, life- saving coach Clotilde Anne-Marie Friedmann, party girl Mona Khorasani, and account manager Barry Arner.

Dan thinks that he is setting the bar high tonight with his menu, which starts with his appetizer, french onion bites. Once the guests finish their first course they are served their main, maple glazed salmon with mashed potatoes and swiss chard. Dan saves the best for last with his dessert, ice-cream made with a special surprise ingredient, liquid nitrogen.

Will Dan’s night go up in smoke? Or will he be doing the happy dance?

Menu
Appetizer: French Onion Bites
Main: Sugar Shack Salmon with Crispy Swiss Chard
Dessert: Extreme Ice Cream

Andy Noseworthy
Episode 10 | Season 3

It's the end of a week long dinner party battle and hosting the final night is know it all Andy Noseworthy. After a week together, everyone has had enough and they are ready to get this whole thing over with, especially when they start to reveal what they REALLY think of each other.

Andy is very confident that he can win, after all — he knows everything!!! After serving stiff drinks to the guests, Andy serves his appetizer of caprese salad and then moves right into his main, veal stuffed agnolotti served with Italian bread. And of course it wouldn't be Andy's night if there wasn't a trivia game to annoy everyone and insult his guests' intelligence.

Will Anorak Andy nail it on the final night? Or will his trivia game put him in jeopardy?

Menu
Appetizer: Stacked Caprese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Main: Veal Stuffed Agnolotti in a 5-Mushroom Marsala Reduction
Dessert: Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

Emma Pelliccione
Episode 9 | Season 3

It's night four in a week long dinner party war and hosting tonight is the youngest person competing for the cash prize, uni student Emma Pelliccione is feeling the pressure of being the youngest of the bunch. Emma's key to a successful night requires serving authentic Italian cuisine — with ingredients flown in from the old country!!! Her evening begins with not one, but two appetizers to impress; insalata caprese and deep fried artichokes, followed by her main of braised lamb shanks and mashed potatoes. Her guests are impressed with Emma’s skills in the kitchen so far and to close off her menu, she serves tiramisu for dessert. Will the student pass with flying colours? Or will she fail to make the grade?

Menu
Appetizer: Heirloom Tomato with Burrata and Fried Artichokes
Main: Braised Shank of Lamb served with Mashed Potatoes and Tender Greens
Dessert: Tiramisu al Limoncello

Terry Lyons-Schram
Episode 8 | Season 3

It's night three in a week long food fight and hosting tonight is Tenacious Terry who is throwing a theme party; Paris, France in the 60's.

If Terry has his way, he will get his guests drunk, but is his secret weapon going to work? Terry starts with his appetizer; cream of watercress soup and to the surprise of his guests he’s off to a good start. They move on to his main course; veal scaloppini in a mushroom cream sauce and then finally, the guests are served with dessert, upside down pear cake which includes wild boar bacon. Mmmmm bacon.

Will Terry's night be a sizzling success? Or will his guests be chauffeured home feeling tipsy and hungry?

Menu
Appetizer: Cream of Watercress Soup
Main: Veal Scallops in a Mushroon Cream Sauce, Fennel Slaw with Apple & Thyme Dressing and Braised Endives
Dessert: Upside-down Sour Cream Pear Cake with Wild Boar Bacon Caramel Sauce

Liz WIlkinson
Episode 7 | Season 3

It's the second night in a week long dinner party and Lady Liz Wilkinson is hosting with a Taste of Scotland evening. With an organized list and control freak personality, Liz is hoping to win it all. Her guests include Diva Terry, Pampered Princess Emma, Trivia Master Andy and Party Girl Susan.

Liz has a plan to win the competition with Celtic cuisine and a bagpiper, but will she win over all four of her guests with her appetizers; haggis with neeps and tatties as well as cullen skink? After a few looks of concern, the guests move on to her main course of venison stew with berries. To close the night off, Liz serves her decadent dessert; deep fried chocolate bars.

Will Liz impress her guests with her Scottish heritage? Or will the sheep’s stomach turn their stomachs?

Menu
Appetizer: Cullen Skink, Haggis with Bashed Neeps and Champit Tatties
Main: Venison Stew with Berries
Dessert: Deep Fried Chocolate Bar with Homemade Ice Cream

Sue Haddow
Episode 6 | Season 3

It's the first night in a week long dinner party and poker player Sue Haddow is in the hosting hot seat. Tonight, Sue hopes to impress her four guests; ex-pat Liz Wilkinson, diva Terry Lyons-Schram, princess Emma Pelliccione and know it all Andy Noseworthy.

Sue loves to drink, and she hopes getting everyone drunk this evening is in the cards. Sue might be taking a gamble serving up an appetizer of pear tart on a bed of lightly dressed arugula. After mixed reviews over her store-bought puff pastry, the guests chow down on her main course of slow braised ribs (made with lots of wine, of course) with mashed potatoes and root vegetables. After a couple shots, Susan antes up her dessert of red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing. But before the night is over Susan has some riskay entertainment to sway the guests to her favor.

Will Sue wow her guests with free flowing alcohol? Or will her night be a total bust?

Menu
Appetizer: Savoury Pear Tart on a Bed of Lightly Dressed Baby Arugula
Main: Slow Braised Short Ribs in a Red Wine Sauce, Roasted Root Vegetables & a Duo of Gourmet Mashed Potatoes and Rustic Homemade Bread
Dessert: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

Fraser Lang
Episode 5 | Season 3

It's the final night in a week long dinner party war and nice guy Fraser Lang is preparing to take his guests around the world with his menu. Travelling with Fraser are wacky Colleen Campbell, step dancer Danielle LeBlanc, housewife Sandra Latcham, and math geek Tim Burns.

Fraser welcomes his guests with a Bermudian cocktail and while they sip away, he puts the final touches to his Italy inspired appetizer, tuscan tomato soup. He then takes his guests to his native homeland of Scotland and serves his main, steak and ale pie with asparagus potatoes. After Fraser confesses to being a former rapper and puts on an impressive performance, Fraser serves his dessert with a little Jamaican rum; pound cake with caramel apples.

Will Fraser's food from around the world make him one thousand dollars richer, or will his entertainment and rapping skills leave his pockets empty?

Menu
Appetizer: Tuscan Tomato Soup with Garlic Crostini and Parmesan
Main: Steak and Ale Pie with Oven Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus
Dessert: Caramel Apples served over Sliced Poundcake

Sandra Latcham
Episode 4 | Season 3

Housewife Sandra Latcham is on deck to host the fourth night in a weeklong wine and dine. Sandra hopes to impress her guests with a sophisticated and well thought out dining experience. Since Sandra has lots of time on her hands, being a kept lady, the guests tonight are expecting something spectacular.

Sandra talks a big game, and she plans on backing it up with fancy shmacny food. Sandra starts off the night with handing her guests slippers to wear. Once the guests are cozy, Sandra starts up her French themed night with her specialty drinks – Kir Royal. Although no one understand what the appetizer is, Sandra serves up tart au chevre. She then dishes up her main course of beef wellington and potatoes dauphinoise. Finally, Sandra whips up some cream using her nitrous oxide charger and serves up her dessert of tarte tatin.

Has Sandra's French feast been extraordinaire? Or will her pompous night leave a bad taste in their mouth?

Menu
Appetizer: Tarte au Chevre with Rocket, Heirloom Beets, Pistachios and a Citrus Vinaigrette
Main: Beef Wellington with Haricots Verts, Roquefort, Black Walnuts and Crispy Prosciutto Gratin Dauphinoise
Dessert: Tarte Tatin

Colleen Campbell
Episode 3 | Season 3

It's the middle of a week-long dinner party battle and tonight it's sun goddess Colleen Campbell who is heating things up in the kitchen for night three. Colleen is planning on winning with her Greek-themed toga party but will her guests be into it? Time will tell for math geek Tim Burns, step dancer Danielle LeBlanc, housewife Sandra Latcham, and Bay Street business man Fraser Lang.

When it comes to cooking, Colleen likes to make her own rules in the kitchen. She starts off her theme party with an appetizer of Saganaki, taking a blow torch to it to light it. After the guests wet their palette from the salty cheese, Colleen slaps her main, moussaka on a dish and serves it. For her final course of the night, Colleen presents her luscious, or not so luscious and light lemon cake for dessert which has spent too much time in the oven.

Will Colleen impress her guests with the Greek-themed party? Or will her night be a not so victorious one?

Menu
Appetizer: Sizzling Saganaki
Main: Moussaka
Dessert: Luscious and Light Lemon Cake

Danielle LeBlanc
Episode 2 | Season 3

On the second night of a five day dinner party war, east coast party girl Danielle LeBlanc turns on the maritime charm with her fresh, east coast menu and some step dancing which has everyone up busting a move. Tasting Danielle's creations are wacky Colleen Campbell, housewife Sandra Latcham, Bay Street business man Fraser Lang and geek Tim Burns.

Danielle is the queen of disorganization and she is laid back in the kitchen. After a few kitchen mishaps, she is ready to present her appetizer, steamed mussels in white wine, drizzled in clam juice straight from the Atlantic and an alternate option of stuffed mushroom caps. Following her mussels Danielle serves the guests her main, seafood lasagna. Things slowly get sloppier as she concludes her night with an Irish cream cheesecake for dessert.

Will Danielle dance her way to the top? Or will her night mimic her dessert and be a flop?

Menu
Appetizer: Boozy East Coast Mussels with Jumbo Stuffed Mushrooms
Main: Seafood Lasagna with Steamed Asparagus
Dessert: Irish Cream Cheesecake

Tim Burns
Episode 1 | Season 3

It's night one of a week-long dinner party bash and math nerd Tim Burn's is charting his way through the kitchen. Tonight, he plans on impressing his guests with a scientific scheme and an innuendo laced menu. Joining in the fun is loud and wacky Colleen Campbell, step dancer Danielle LeBlanc, housewife Sandra Latcham, and Bay Street business man Fraser Lang.

Tim loves to plan, and he hopes by keeping his night on a schedule will make it a success. Tim tries to blow away the competition by serving shrimp tapas on a smoking plate of dry ice; he then teases his guests with a meat ménage à trois. After torching and flambéing his dessert which includes bananas, bananas, and more bananas, Tim serves his Banana Four-Play.

Will Tim wow his guests with the dry ice? Or will his night be a science experiment fail?

MenuAppetizer: Shrimp Tapas
Main: Beef prepared 3 Ways: Steak, Stew and Meatballs
Dessert: Banana Crème Caramel with Banana Brulee, Banana Flambee and Banana Chocolate Milkshake