Culinary television shows rack up 2022 Canadian Screen Awards nominations

Canadian culinary series will step into the spotlight during Canadian Screen Week

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The nominees for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards were revealed this morning by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and in addition to series that showcase Canada’s diverse culinary landscape like Sort Of and Kim’s Convenience earning 13 and 10 nominations, respectively, several food-specific series also secured a smattering of nominations. 

In terms of genres, reality and culinary competition shows led the pack with Top Chef Canada, The Great Canadian Baking Show, Junior Chef Showdown, and Fire Masters all accruing at least one nomination. 

Lifestyle programs also helped to shine a spotlight on Canadian cuisine, with series such as Mary Berg’s Mary Makes It Easy, Chuck Hughes’ Chuck and the First Peoples’ Kitchen, and the hospitality-focused Project Bakeover and Motel Makeover also receiving nomination nods. 

Finally, author Day’s Lee’s Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden—a documentary that looks at both the history and the impact of Chinese-Canadian restaurants—received a nomination for Best History Documentary Program or Series.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be presented during Canadian Screen Week on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m. (ET). The full list of nominees can be found online