Kirkland Lake's Matt Schram cooks for $10K on Chopped Canada

A chef from Kirkland Lake is putting northern Ontario's culinary scene on the small screen with an appearance on the Food Network program Chopped Canada.

Reality cooking show pits 4 chefs against each other with baskets of mystery ingredients

Kirkland Lake chef Matt Schram cooked this dish on an episode of Chopped Canada that will air this weekend. (Supplied by Food Network Canada)

A chef from Kirkland Lake is putting northern Ontario's culinary scene on the small screen.

Matt Schram, the owner and chef of The Dish Cafe in Kirkland Lake, will be featured in this weekend's episode of the Food Network television show Chopped Canada.

The show pits four chefs against each other. Each chef is given baskets of mystery ingredients that have to be turned into a three-course meal under tight deadlines. The winning chef takes home a $10,000 prize.

Schram ended up on the show because his wife filled out the online application one night after he went to bed.

"I woke up in the morning and there was an email notification saying you applied to be on Chopped Canada," he said.

The episode featuring Schram is titled Can You Stomach This? and airs at 9 p.m. on Saturday on the Food Network. 

CBC Radio's Morning North host Markus Schwabe spoke with Schram about what it was like cooking for the show.

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