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Since becoming the first competitor ever to defeat Bobby Flay on “Iron Chef,” Chuck Hughes has been on a one-way trajectory to creating his dream life. The television notoriety opened the door, but Chuck’s own dedicated quest for personal expression and community connection kept the momentum going. With six television series, two restaurant concepts, and jars of his signature My Kitchen Staples popping up on grocery shelves, Chuck is living proof that success doesn’t come at the expense of covering up your tattoos — or anything else about you!

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Chuck Hughes

Executive Chef

Chuck is the co-owner and executive chef of Montreal hot-spot Garde Manger and author of two best-selling cookbooks. He’s starred in such shows as “Chuck’s Day Off,” “Chuck’s Week Off,” “Chuck’s Eat the Street,” and “Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip.” His unbridled passion for entertaining translates into both memorable food and captivating television. Chuck is currently in production of his third season of “Chuck and the First People’s Kitchen” and working on his third cookbook for fall 2023.