MasterChef Canada debuts Sunday

Vernon dental hygienist Jennifer Innis is among the competitors for the coveted white apron.

A Vernon resident is ready for a culinary challenge.

MasterChef Canada’s second season runs after the Super Bowl Sunday at about 7 p.m. on CTV.

Vernon dental hygienist Jennifer Innis is among the competitors for the coveted white apron.

She competed in the first audition in Vancouver last summer, and made it as far as presenting a signature dish to the judges in the MasterChef kitchen in Toronto in the fall.

“It was like culinary bootcamp and built my confidence in my cooking,” said Innis.

“The only thing that was really tough was that I had only one outfit to wear and I was on my feet for about 14-to-15 hours a day. Each audition is about an hour and a bit, and then you are talking to the judges for about an hour each.”