Chuck Hughes (chef)

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Chuck Hughes
Charles Hughes

(1976-12-31) December 31, 1976 (age 42)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Culinary career

Chuck Hughes (born December 31, 1976)[1] is a Canadian chef, television personality, and restaurateur. He is the chef and co-owner of Garde Manger[2][3] and Le Bremner,[4] located in Old Montréal, with partners Tim Rozon and Kyle Marshall Nares.[5]


He became a celebrity chef[6] as the host of the English-language cooking series Chuck's Day Off on the Food Network in Canada and on Cooking Channel in the United States. Since then, he has hosted a travel and cooking show called Chuck's Week Off: Mexico, and Chuck's Eat The Street, where he explores foods along a street in cities around the United States.[7]

Hughes competed on the American cooking show, Iron Chef America, defeating Iron Chef Bobby Flay, becoming the youngest Canadian chef to win, and only the third to do so.[8][9][10] He was a competitor on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs competition.

In 2014, Hughes was a recurring judge on season one of Chopped Canada. He also the co-host of French-language version of Knife Fight, À couteaux tirés.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ace of Cakes Himself Season 1 episode 5: "Duff Goes Hollywood"
2009-2011 Chuck's Day Off Himself/Host
2010 The Best Thing I Ever Ate Himself Season 4 episode 5 and 6: "Under Wraps" and "Cake Walk"
2010-2012 Unique Eats Himself 25 episodes
2011 Iron Chef America Himself Season 9 episode 2: "Flay vs. Hughes: Battle Canadian Lobster"
Chuck's Week Off Himself
Chefography Himself Season 7 episode 1: "Chuck Hughes"
Secrets of Montréal: Cultural Gems Himself
The Next Iron Chef Himself Contestant
Season 4: "Super Chefs"
2011-2012 The Perfect 3 Himself Season 1 episodes: 9 and 12: "Potato" and "Pies"
Season 2 episode 18: "Fish"
2011-2014 Top Chef Canada Himself Guest judge
Season 1 episode 6: "The French Feast"
Season 3 episode 1: "My First Dish"
Season 4 episode 8: "School's Out for the Chefs"
2012-2014 Chuck's Eat the Street Himself/Host
2013 Chopped Himself Competitor
Season 15 episode 4: "Chopped All-Stars: Mega Chefs"
Food Network's 20th Birthday Party Himself
2014 Chopped Canada Himself Recurring judge on season 1
2015 Man Fire Food Himself Season 4 episode 13: "Puerto Rican Grilling"
2017 Chuck & Danny's Road Trip Himself


  1. ^ "Q&A: Chuck Hughes, celebrity chef - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News". 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Toronto Life article".
  3. ^ "Restaurant Garde Manger".
  4. ^ "Le Bremner".
  5. ^ "Lesley Chesterman". 13 July 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Q&A: Chuck Hughes, celebrity chef - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News". 2 July 2012. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2012-11-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Chef Chuck Hughes Iron Chef Win".
  9. ^ "Montreal celeb chef Chuck Hughes mulling plan to open Toronto restaurant". 27 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Chuck Hughes Bio on Cooking Channel". Archived from the original on 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2011-11-10.

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