Left to right Chef Michael Bonacini, Demon Chef Alvin Leung & Chef Claudia Aprile MasterChef Canada is a Canadian competitive cooking reality show, part of the MasterChef franchise, open to amateur and home chefs. It premiered on CTV on January 20, 2014, and is currently in it's fifth season. The show stars three judges: Claudio Aprile,Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung. The show is produced by Endemol Shine International and Proper Television. MasterChef Canada airs Tuesday nights on CTV and the Cooking Channel in the United States. The current season airs starting in September of each year in the U.S. It airs also in Sweden, Italy and Spain. Amateur chefs compete to become the best amateur home cook in Canada through challenges issued by Judges Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung. The format is the same as the MasterChef U.S. version starring Gordon Ramsay. Winners of MasterChef Canada are awarded with $100,000 and a MasterChef trophy.