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Top Chef Canada, Season 3, Episode 1


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Top Chef Canada, Season 3, Episode 1

chefhound | Mar 18, 2013 08:58 PM

I don't have the energy to do a recap a la LindaWhit so I'll be brief.

Quickfire: Skills relay. Three teams. Shuck oysters, prep mirepoix, segment lemons, and prep and tie a beef tenderloin. Red team wins.

Elimination: Make a dish inspired by the first dish that made you want to be a chef. Chuck Hughes is guest judge.

On the top: Matthew, Daniel and Rebecca.
On the bottom: Frederick, Chris C. and Kayla.

The winner is Matthew and Frederick goes home.

First impressions: Jonathan seems to be pretty arrogant. I hope he lives up to it, though his first offering didn't live up to his big talk. Chris C. seems out of his depth. Let's hope it was just first-time nerves. Caity seems to have an attitude.
Loved the top three. Impressed with Rebecca's deconstructed lemon meringue. I'm a sucker for an English accent so I love Daniel. Matthew is gorgeous, he can cook and he works with Rob Feenie - a win-win-win for me.

Looking forward to seeing what Rory has to offer. I've been to George Restaurant a few times and the food is great. I hope he performs up to that level. Also wondering if Kayla can get it together for the next challenge. The judges enjoyed her fried chicken. She might make great food if she can pull herself together.

Can't wait for the next episode!

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