Chuck’s Day Off

Genre: Food & Drink

Duration: 52 x 30’

Year of Production: 2009 – 2010

Production Company: Whalley-Abbey Media

Commissioned By: Food Network Canada

Definition: HD

Join celebrity chef Chuck Hughes at his restaurant on his day off and follow him as he prepares a meal for whoever is dropping in – it could be the cheese guy, the hospital staff that cared for him after his scooter accident, the cleaners, or two of Chuck’s friends being set up on a blind date. However, just because the front doors are closed, doesn’t mean the business of running a restaurant shuts down. While whipping up an inspiring meal, Chuck juggles the array of responsibilities, deliveries and challenges of running a restaurant. Sandwiched in-between Chuck preparing mouth-watering recipes are reality segments which give viewers a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes in the kitchen of one of Montreal’s hottest chefs. Thirteen corresponding webisodes are also available, featuring super quick and easy recipes.

Nominated (2011): Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series, Gemini Awards

Winner (2010): Best Host, Factual Entertainment Awards

Nominated (2010): Food Category, Factual Entertainment Awards