Food Network Canada dishes up six new series
From Bitchin' Kitchen to What Would Brian Boitano Make?, light-hearted new series lead host of new shows. Sponsorship and ad opportunities are available, says the Canadian culinary network.
March may enter like a lion, but it’ll exit like lamb stew, thanks to several brand new Food Network Canada series launching between March 29 and April 4.
A full menu of sponsorship and ad opportunities are available for the half-dozen programs, all targeted to adults 25 to 54. The programs offer a wide variety of hosts and topics, ranging from a weekly gathering hosted by an Olympic gold medalist to a timed competition similar to a culinary Amazing Race.
The Best Things I Ever Ate is a 13 x 30 min. series launching Monday, March 29 at 8 p.m. ET that focuses on the meals the biggest food stars and chefs eat – and pay for – on their time off. Some of the featured spots include the barbecue sandwich worth driving 1,500 miles for and a broken heart-healing cannoli.
The next night, Chefs vs. City makes its Canadian broadcast premiere (Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET), as two local foodies in different US cities race against the clock. Food Network chefs Aarón Sánchez and Chris Cosentino host this hour-long, seven-episode challenge.
April Fool’s Day marks the world broadcast premiere of Bitchin’ Kitchen, a 13 x 30 min. series (Thursdays, 11 p.m. ET) adapted from a web series originally created out of Montreal for Verizon V-Cast mobile customers in the US. Host chef-comedienne Nadia G cooks up irreverent meals from ‘One Night Stand Breakfasts’ to ‘Dump ‘em Desserts,’ to the amusement of her viewers.
A half-hour later, Olympic gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano designs his own meals for his 13 x 30-min debut series What Would Brian Boitano Make? (Thursdays, 11:30 p.m. ET). The program catches the former athlete at his San Francisco home, entertaining guests and demonstrating his formidable culinary skills.
The Supersizers Go, which debuts Saturday, April 3 at 12 p.m. ET, takes us back in time as comedienne Sue Perkins and restaurant critic Giles Coren explore 500 years worth of eating habits, while often adorned in period costumes. Guest chefs offer up such delicacies as leaping-frog pie and sheep’s head, in this 13 x 90 min. weekly.
Also making its debut: the April 4 Canadian premiere of Chef Academy, a 9 x 60 min series on Sundays at 8 p.m., in which renowned chef Jean Christophe Novelli attempts to transform nine students into chefs.
Premiering Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET, Food Network Canada teams up with ET Canada for Mexican Fiesta Special, a one-hour special where five Food Network Canada chefs are sent to Mexico for three Iron Chef-style challenges.
Participating chefs include The Opener’s David Adjey; Bitchin’ Kitchen‘s Nadia G; Chuck’s Day Off‘s Chuck Hughes; Everyday Exotic‘s Roger Mooking and The Main‘s Anthony Sedlak. Presenting sponsorships are still available.