TORONTO culinary star Lynn Crawford will compete on the series Top Chef Masters this summer.
Food Network Canada says the celebrity chef will be among 12 acclaimed cooks from around North America vying for $100,000 for a charity of their choice.
Crawford, former executive chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City, has competed on Iron Chef America and starred in the series Pitchin' In. She will battle to win the cash prize for the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Chef Curtis Stone returns as host of Top Chef Masters alongside new head critic, Toronto-bred Gail Simmons. The new season will debut July 24 at 9 p.m. on Food Network Canada.
-- The Canadian Press