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Donut Showdown Winning Creation Now Available at Tim Hortons

Exciting news, Donut Showdown fans! As you may recall, one talented chef from the show was granted the opportunity to create a doughnut that would be added to the Tim Hortons menu.


Now, the Apple Cobbler Donut, inspired by Chef Trista Sheen, is available at Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada, for a special introductory price of $1.99 with a small coffee! The doughnut is a bloom doughnut dipped in vanilla fondant, with an open-faced spiced apple filling, topped with cobbler crumbs. Getting hungry yet? Head over to your neighbourhood Tim Hortons to give it a try! Make sure you also check out the episode that introduced viewers to this delicious treat.



On Tonight’s Donut Showdown…

Food Network Canada’s latest hit show has the nation delirious for doughnuts! Three more competitors will fry or be fried on tonight’s episode, including Calgary native Grayson Sherman. The co-owner of Jelly Modern Doughnuts has an impressive resume in New York City’s cut-throat kitchens and Calgary’s fine-dining scene; he’s dreamed up over 120 doughnut flavours in his career. Sherman popped by downtown Toronto (and judge Zane‘s) deli, Caplansky’s, to give us a couple more sweet facts about this West Coast competitor.
grayson sherman

Are you a tie or bow tie kind of guy?   Bow tie — I’m a throw back!

What was your first concert? Abba, Wembley Stadium in London.

Why did you decide to compete in Donut Showdown? It was a phenomenal opportunity to not only showcase what I do for a living day in and day out, but also to showcase the dynamic culinary scene that’s happening in Calgary. Also to show people that doughnuts deserve their place at the top.

Bragging rights: He snagged victory in another competition after spending 36 hours crafting a doughnut gingerbread house. Will his winning streak continue on the Donut Showdown stage? Tune in tonight at 10PM ET/PT to find out!


Donut Showdown Sneak Peek

Professional donut-makers from across Canada will duke it out for a $10,000 prize in each episode of Food Network Canada‘s newest culinary throw down, Donut Showdown. Under the hungry eye of international ‘gastronaut’ Danny Boome, 42 competitors will vie (and fry!) for the affection of Head Judge David Rocco and fellow expert judges Maggie McKeown and Zane Caplansky. Creativity, crullers and cream will collide over two deliciously challenging rounds in each half hour episode. Food Network Canada went behind the scenes with 3 of our judges in Toronto last week for a sneak peek at what’s to come. Check out our Showdown snap shots, and share your decorated donuts with us by tagging your Instagram shots with #DonutShowdown and @DonutShowdown on Twitter.

Want more insider info on this sweet series? Watch the Donut Showdown
judges dish on the competition in our exclusive video below. Then tune
in Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT to see who will fry or be fried!





‘Donut Showdown’ Series Premiere

Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth? Food Network Canada is set to premiere the newest baking battle show, Donut Showdown, on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10pm ET/PT.

Hosted by international food television personality Danny Boome (from The Chew and Recipe Rehab), Donut Showdown features an all-star judges panel, who will decide which fried dessert will make the cut. The judges are Food Network Canada chef David Rocco, culinary expert Maggie McKeown of Recipe to Riches and popular Toronto restauranteur Zane Caplansky.


Each episode starts with three competitors who will be asked to create a fried treat using bizarre and top-secret ingredients. At the end of each week, only one will prevail and will walk away with a $10,000 prize.

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