What does the owner and chef of one the city’s hottest restaurants get up to on his only day off? If you’re Chuck Hughes, you cook!
Serving up rustic dishes for his family, friends and business partners, or in his words, "all the people that make this restaurant a success." A passionate cook and a rising star in the Canadian food scene, Chuck opened his first restaurant, Garde-Manger in the heart of Old Montreal in 2006. It soon became his playground - a vintage crab-shack come underground club where he could put his magical spin on comfort food, and indulge his fantasy of creating decadent meals served up to his favourite rocking soundtracks. From making hangover cures for his friends and cooking for competition restaurant staff to conducting “research” as to what his female customers want in a meal, Chuck’s Day Off has it all.
Join Chuck on his day off as he prepares good, honest food for his family, friends and staff while juggling the rock ‘n roll reality of running a restaurant.