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Tuscarora Chef to compete in Top Chef Canada

A Six Nations man has been selected to compete on Food Network Canada’s hit series, Top Chef Canada.

A Six Nations man has been selected to compete on Food Network Canada’s hit series, Top Chef Canada.

Chef Rich Francis, Tuscarora and Gwich’in, was selected along with 13 others from across the country to bring their skills and ingenuity into the Food Network studio kitchen and compete for a cash prize of $100,000 and the title of being Canada’s Top Chef. Francis is the first ever onkwehon:we contestant on Top Chef Canada.

Top Chef Canada, executive producer John Brunton said in a statement, ”Season four is our most extreme season yet! The kitchen heats up as our dynamic and elite chefs are put through culinary paces and challenges like never before. We can’t wait for Canada to see what we’ve cooked up.”

This season, a star studded panel of judges and tasters includes Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson; Chopped Canada host Dean McDermott and wife Tori Spelling; Chopped Canada judges Chuck Hughes, Lynn Crawford, Roger Mooking and Susur Lee; Chef David Chang of Momofuku fame; Zane Caplansky (Donut Showdown); Food Network host Bob Blumer (World’s Weirdest Restaurants); Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes); and Top Chef Canada season 3 winner and runner up Matthew Stowe and Danny Smiles.

Season four of Top Chef Canada will debut March 10 at 9pm on Food Network Canada.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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