U of Guelph to be Featured on CTV’s MasterChef

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The University of Guelph will be featured this week on CTV’s MasterChef Canada as students test poutine products in a challenge that pays tribute to the school’s agricultural and food research history..

For an episode airing March 22 at 7 p.m., 12 contestants visited U of G to make a poutine product that would appeal to students.

On the show, U of G cheerleaders and the Gryph mascot reveal the winning entry, judged by which one sold the best, to contestants and MasterChef Canada judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung and Claudio Aprile.

The Yukon Gold potato, developed by plant scientist Gary Johnston in the 1960s, was a featured ingredient in the contest.

The segment will be available on the CTV website after the broadcast.