Podcast: The 'Top Chef Canada' casting process and pros/cons of competing on the show

Judge Mijune Pak and TCC alum Dez Lo weigh in on 'Top Chef Canada' production

The Season 10 competitors walking into their Episode 5 challenge in downtown Toronto.

With Top Chef Canada Season 11 casting currently underway until mid-April, many Canadian chefs from coast to coast to coast are crossing their fingers to end up on the popular reality competition series.

On this special one-off podcast episode co-hosted by Dan Clapson, Carmen Cheng and Phil Wilson, we're focusing on the Top Chef Canada casting process and how the show can benefit a chef's career if a chef uses their time in the spotlight wisely. We chat with one of the show's judges Mijune Pak, as well as and Season 10 runner-up Dez Lo about everything from what attributes a successful TCC competitor needs to possess, tips and tricks for the application process and more.

While not every chef who appears on a season of Top Chef Canada achieves celebrity chef status afterwards, there are many that do. Mijune Pak dubs one chef the "Jennifer Hudson" of the TCC franchise and Dez Lo explains how she is still making the most of her time in the limelight.


Listen to this special one-off podcast episode below or just search for "The Eat North Podcast" wherever you get your podcasts!


Podcast music by Madison Olds - "Moments in the Mountains (Instrumental)".