Thousands of cooks from across the country apply, but only the Top contenders are asked to audition for the MASTERCHEF CANADA judges. Each participant presents their signature dish in hopes of earning a coveted white apron. Only the most talented and creative home cooks will move forward to the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen. Each week, the MASTERCHEF CANADA Judges inspire the home cooks to grow and evolve, pushing them toward culinary greatness. Internationally-acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs Michael Bonacini (co-owner of the Oliver & Bonacini restaurant empire), Claudio Aprile (chef/owner of the celebrated Origin restaurants) and Alvin Leung (owner of the Michelin-starred Bo Innovation in Hong Kong) are the firm-but-fair mentors who take these amateurs on a journey from home cook to haute cuisine.