Chuck Hughes
Born (1976-12-31) December 31, 1976 (age 45)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Culinary career
Current restaurant(s)
  • Garde Manger
    Le Bremner
Television show(s)

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] Hughes fluently speaks both English and French.


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.[11] He is also the co-host of the French-language version of Knife Fight, À couteaux tirés.[12]


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
2014 À couteaux tirés! Himself
2015 Man Fire Food Himself Season 4 episode 13: "Puerto Rican Grilling"
2017 Chuck & Danny's Road Trip Himself
2020 Chuck et la Cuisine des Premiers Peuples Himself/Host


  1. ^ "Q&A: Chuck Hughes, celebrity chef – Canadian Business – Your Source For Business News". 2 July 2012. Archived from the original on 26 February 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Toronto Life article". 2011-03-21. Archived from the original on 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  3. ^ "Restaurant Garde Manger". Archived from the original on 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
  4. ^ "Le Bremner". Archived from the original on 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
  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. ^ "Chuck's Eat the Street : Chuck Hughes : Cooking Channel". Archived from the original on 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2012-11-05.
  8. ^ "Chef Chuck Hughes Iron Chef Win". Archived from the original on 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-03-22.
  9. ^ "Montreal celeb chef Chuck Hughes mulling plan to open Toronto restaurant". 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Chuck Hughes Bio on Cooking Channel". Archived from the original on 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
  11. ^ Ian Harrison (6 January 2014). "Chopped Canada Debuts to Boffo Ratings". Eater.
  12. ^ "Chuck Hughes on His New Show, À couteaux tirés". Eater. 29 April 2014.