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From Chef to Celebrity

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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