A Day in the Kitchen with Chuck

By: Kevin Bender
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Rocker chef Chuck Hughes is no stranger to high pressure, a hot stove, and cool ambiance. When he's not kicking back and cooking up killer cuisine for his friends on Chuck's Day Off, he’s busy calling the shots in the kitchen at his hot Montreal restaurant, Garde Manger.

Reservations are hard to come by at this dimly-lit, shabby-chic eat spot, where chef Hughes serves up some of Montreal’s most inspired and innovative modern French fare (two words: Lobster Poutine). Each day, running the kitchen at this trendy hotspot demands creativity, discipline, and passion — and Chuck’s got all three in spades.

Check out the clips below to see Chuck in action.

#1. Chuck’s early morning routine: wake up, and roll into the restaurant to prep. The proper prep is paramount to the perfection of Chuck’s well-oiled machine. Watch it.

#2. Chuck shares tips for restaurant quality dishes at home. Plus, what inspires Chuck every day? His answer might surprise you.  Watch it.

#3. Chef Hughes talks subtle ambiance that caters to the hip, sexy crowd at Garde Manger. Watch it.

#4. Service begins! See Chuck rock out as his kitchen goes full throttle. Watch it.

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