Eric Abboud

Eric Abboud

Current Programming: Top Chef Canada; Wall of Chefs; Big Brother Canada; various projects in development.

For more than 20 years, Eric has used his creativity and passion for telling character-driven stories on Canada’s highest-rated reality shows and documentaries. As a bilingual Executive Producer at Insight Productions, Eric helped launch and produce hits The Amazing Race Canada (the most-watched Canadian series on record), Big Brother Canada (#1 Canadian show in 18-49), and Project Runway Canada. Eric is currently the EP and showrunner on Top Chef Canada (#2 Show on Food Network Canada) which this year received three Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Reality / Competition and is now heading into its ninth season. Most recently, Eric was the Executive Producer and showrunner on a brand new series called Wall of Chefs where he helped develop and launch the brand new prime time flagship series for Food Network Canada. In addition to producing, Eric now counts series development among his responsibilities at Insight.

Eric began his career in television as a picture editor where his storytelling muscles were flexed on captivating documentaries as well as reality and lifestyle shows, including So You Think You Can Dance Canada, which earned him a Gemini nomination. In 2006, Eric made the transition from editing to producing.

Past Programming: The Amazing Race Canada (CTV), Project Runway Canada (Global); Canada’s Got Talent (Citytv), So You Think You Can Dance Canada