RECIPE TO RICHES Returns for Season 2

Posted: January 26, 2012

Not to brag, but....WE RULED Season 1 of Recipe to Riches!!!!

Yes - with five semi-finalists having ties to Atlantic Canada and three finalists living here... Glo McNeill NS, Jacqui Keseluk NS and John Grass NB - you might say the odds were in our flavour favour.

Still the victory was just as delicious when Lunenburg, Nova Scotia's own Glo McNeill took home that huge prize $250,000 for her Luscious Lemon Pudding recipe.

But that was Season 1 and now they are looking for the next victor!  Will it be you?

Auditions in our region happen in Halifax, NS on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

What follows is the full scoop on how to register and in which categories you can compete. If you've got a recipe that can't be beat...then go for it!

Good luck to ya...and we hope to be profiling you soon!!! SABS

For previous SABS posts on Recipe to Riches check out...Maritimers Make it, Glo McNeill's Cool People Profile, Jacqui Keseluk's Cool People Profile, John Grass' Cool People Profile, Glo McNeill WINS and Glo's Lucious Lemon Pudding recipe



TORONTO, January 26, 2012 – Food Network Canada and Temple Street Productions announced today that the powerhouse competitive reality series Recipe to Riches is returning for a second season and diving into a cross-Canada search for the best recipe from a Canadian home cook.  The original Food Network series offers Canadians with exceptional recipes a once-in-a-lifetime shot at having their recipe developed into a President’s Choice® product and a chance to ultimately win the grand prize of $250,000.  The national casting call for Recipe to Riches begins today with information available at

In each episode of Recipe to Riches, three home cooks compete in one of seven food categories ranging from appetizers and snacks to entrées and desserts.  A series of challenges determines whether or not the contenders’ delicious recipes can be mass-produced and if they have the marketing potential to fly off grocery store shelves.  Each category winner receives $25,000 and their recipe is developed into a President’s Choice® product made available at select Loblaw stores across the country just days after the episode airs.  After all category winners are chosen, it’s up to Canadian viewers to vote online for the best-of-the-best and ultimately decide who will truly make the journey…from recipe to riches.

“Recipe to Riches had a ground-breaking first season that encouraged viewer engagement like no series before, as recipes went from TV screen to store shelves just days after airing and offered Canadians the rare opportunity to vote online to determine the grand prize winner,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.  “We’re thrilled to work with Temple Street and Loblaw again to bring this captivating series back with a brand new season.”

“Recipe to Riches’ success marks a significant milestone in Temple Street Productions’ original format programming,” say David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions.  “We are pleased that we had the full support of a strong broadcast partner in Shaw Media and an equally great sponsor in Loblaw to be able to bring Canadians a program that they felt engaged in from the audition process through to voting for their favourite finalist.  Now we’re ready to do it all again!”

Contestants will compete in one of seven culinary categories including:

1.    Hors d'oeuvres

2.    Cakes, puddings and pies

3.    Savoury snacks

4.    Entrées

5.    Condiments and dips

6.    Candies and chocolates

7.    Cookies and squares

Interested contestants are encouraged to register for their audition city, date and time at

Auditions will be held in four cities on the following dates:

  • · Halifax: February 11
  • · Vancouver: February 18
  • · Montreal: February 25
  • · Toronto: March 4

Evaluating the auditions in each city will be esteemed Recipe to Riches judges Laura Calder, host of French Food at Home; Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of leading advertising agency Capital C; and Dana McCauley, Culinary Director of Janes Family Foods.

TO SUBMIT A RECIPE AND REGISTER ONLINE: please visit  To keep tabs on what’s new and what Canadians are saying about Recipe to Riches, check out the Recipe to Riches page on Facebook at or follow @RecipetoRiches on Twitter.

1 Comment »

  1. My advice to all who are thinking of participating is GO FOR IT! It is exciting, fun and will introduce you to the intriguing world of tv. The glimpses of behind the scenes activity, meeting the celebrities on the panel, whether your recipe goes ahead or not, it is all worthwhile.
    It might be smart to check out Loblaw's range of products first, and be sure you are not duplicating something they already make.

    Comment by Glo McNeill — January 28, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

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