Although we’re only halfway through season one of Top Chef Canada, it looks like Food Network Canada has already decided to sign the show for a second season. This week on the FoodNetwork.ca blog, a casting call appeared for “passionate, knowledgable, skilled chefs who have the ability to compete with the best of the best.” The 20-page application asks prospective Top Chefs to create a five-minute audition tape and answer a seven-page personality quiz, but there isn’t much time, since applications are due by June 22, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Here’s hoping season two will be more exciting than season one has been, with bigger chef names not associated with Food Network Canada, and if it’s not too much to ask, more conceptual creativity and/or use of liquid nitrogen—although those things don’t necessarily have to go hand in hand. In terms of Toronto representation, we’d love to see someone from the Oliver and Bonacini restaurant empire, someone from Mark McEwan’s pack (maybe Ivana Raca, because she’s cute, but bad-ass at the same time), a Black Hoof-er and the return of Origin’s Steve Gonzalez, for entertainment value. Finally, an American-cum-Canadian program that hasn’t fallen the way of the Top Model and Project Runway franchises. Yet.