02/22/2014 12:53 EST | Updated 04/23/2014 05:59 EDT

Vikram Vij on Recipes to Riches:'I had tears in my eyes'

Vancouver restaurant owner, entrepreneur and judge on CBC's Recipes to Riches talks with Gloria Macarenko about judging the show's third season.

Competitors share their favourite personal recipes with the country and Vij said some of the stories behind the food brought tears of joy and sadness to his eyes.

"This is about home cooks and their stories," he said.

Season three of Recipes to Riches begins February 26.