Kirkland Lake's Matt Schram cooks for $10K on Chopped Canada
Reality cooking show pits 4 chefs against each other with baskets of mystery ingredients
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.