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Six Toronto chefs battle for doughnut supremacy (and $10,000) on the new reality series Donut Showdown

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Mmm… Doughnuts… (Image: Janice Cullivan)

Food Network Canada is launching another competition-based reality TV show. Each episode of Donut Showdown begins with three chefs vying to produce the most delicious doughnut from a basket of mystery ingredients. Then the weakest entrant is dropped, the remaining two chefs cook a big batch of doughnuts based on a theme and the winner takes home the $10,000 prize. (Three contestants, two straightforward contests, one consistent dish—this is no Top Chef.) Cooks from across North America will compete, including 12 Canadian contestants, six of whom hail from Toronto: Amanda Harmer of Barque Smokehouse, Trista Sheen of Crush Wine Bar, Kristen Boates of John & Sons Oyster House, Rachelle Cadwell of Dough by Rachelle, Michelle Edgar of Sweet Escapes Patisserie, Rachel Pellet of Emma’s Country Kitchen. The first episode airs April 2.