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CHEF MASSIMO CAPRA
Culinary Legend from Chopped: Canada and Top Chef Canada

Born in Italy, Massimo’s culinary training began in Salsomaggiore, Parma. He then started his culinary journey at the famous Trattoria dall’ Amelia in Mestre near Venice. He spent several years at Hotel Royal in Courmayeur, Val d’Aosta, Hotel Savoy and Drei Tannen restaurant in San Martino di Castrozza, and under contract with Gallia Hotels in Milan and various resort properties.

Massimo came to Toronto in 1982 and worked at Archers, a restaurant owned by a family member. In 1989, he became an acclaimed chef at Prego della Piazza, where he remained for nine years. In 1997, Massimo joined forces with Paolo Paolini, formerly of Splendido Restaurant, to open Mistura Restaurant and then Sopra Upper Lounge in 2006.

Chef Massimo is no stranger to television being the host of his own show Gourmet Escapes, chef host on the hit series Restaurant Makeover and Chopped Canada on Food Network Canada. Massimo can also be seen on CITYTV’s CityLine weekly.

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Michelle Stafford
“Phyllis Summers” from The Young and the Restless

TV icon Michelle Stafford aka “Phyllis Summers” from The Young and the Restless is coming to the West Coast Women’s Show!

The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress stars in the #1-rated The Young and the Restless, which has over 120 million daily viewers around the world. Michelle joined the cast of Y&R in 1994 and has since developed her role of “Phyllis” into one of the most popular characters on daytime TV to date.