Chuck's Day Off

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  • 2010
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.3  (38)

Chuck's Day Off was a cooking show that aired on Cooking Channel from 2008 to 2012. The show starred Canadian chef and restaurateur, Chuck Hughes, who is known for his creative twists on classic dishes. The premise of the show was simple - Chuck would take a break from his busy restaurant and spend the day cooking up a storm in his own kitchen. He would often invite friends and family over to enjoy the delicious food he prepared, which ranged from classic comfort foods to signature dishes from his restaurant.

Each episode of Chuck's Day Off would focus on a specific theme or ingredient, such as seafood, grilling, or brunch. Throughout the episode, Chuck would share his culinary tips and techniques, as well as stories from his life as a chef.

One of the standout features of the show was the beautiful cinematography, which showcased the vibrant colors and textures of the food in stunning detail. Viewers could almost taste the dishes themselves as Chuck sliced, chopped, and sautéed his way through each episode.

Another highlight of the show was the emphasis on using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Chuck would often visit local markets and farms to handpick the ingredients for his dishes, highlighting the importance of supporting local agriculture and sustainable food practices.

In addition to showcasing his own cooking skills, Chuck would often bring on guest chefs and experts in various fields to share their own tips and knowledge. This added an extra layer of depth to the show, as viewers could learn from a diverse range of culinary perspectives and techniques.

Throughout the show's four seasons, Chuck's Day Off maintained its consistent focus on high-quality, delicious food and the joy of cooking for others. Whether he was grilling up a steak for his friends or whipping up a fancy brunch for his family, Chuck's infectious enthusiasm and passion for food always came through in every episode.

Overall, Chuck's Day Off was a charming and entertaining cooking show that showcased the talents of a talented chef while also providing viewers with useful cooking tips and techniques. It remains a beloved classic among foodies and cooking enthusiasts alike.

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The Blind Date
13. The Blind Date
December 18, 2011
Chuck plays matchmaker with a perfect dinner for two! RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Braised Octopus and Tangy Potato Salad Hot Chocolate with Homemade Espresso Marshmallows Spicy Lamb Meatballs
The Oyster Shuckers
12. The Oyster Shuckers
December 11, 2011
If there is one thing we do right at the restaurant it's shucking oysters and serving them up with style! RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Chocolate Tapioca Arancini Grilled Rib Eyes with Sauteed Broccoli and Oysters Oyster Chowder Oysters RockAfeller
The Cleaners
11. The Cleaners
December 4, 2011
Summary not available
The Regulars
10. The Regulars
November 27, 2011
If there is one thing a restaurant needs to survive it's regulars. They are the backbone of the business... RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Burnt Orange Campari Chorizo and Preserved Lemon Couscous Grilled Fillet of Grouper with Roasted Cipollini and Tomatoes Poor Man's Pudding
Women in the Kitchen
9. Women in the Kitchen
November 20, 2011
It's always bugged me that there aren’t a lot of women working in professional kitchens..... RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Beef Tartare Clementine Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce Seafood Stew with Garlic Rouille Croutons
The Veg Suppliers
8. The Veg Suppliers
November 13, 2011
Vegetable suppliers make running a restaurant so much easier, so today Chuck is cooking for them... RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Laughing Bird Shrimp with Black Garlic Salsa Root Vegetable Risotto with Carrot Butter White Chocolate Pavlova White Sangria
Pot & Pans
7. Pot & Pans
November 6, 2011
Summary not available
The Sandwich Shop
6. The Sandwich Shop
October 30, 2011
Chuck's daily routine includes a trip to the sandwich shop around the corner, so today Chuck is making lunch for the sandwich shop owners... RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Gin and Tonic with Cucumbers and Lemongrass Kimchi Crab Spring Rolls Pulled Pork and Kimchi Sandwich
5. Farmers
October 23, 2011
Chuck is using his day off to bring the farm to the city... RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Apple Turnover Rack of Lamb and Merguez Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
The Cleaners
4. The Cleaners
October 16, 2011
In the restaurant industry, cleanliness is next to godliness. It’s almost as important as the food! RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Adobo Pork Shanks with Fried Rice Pineapple Coconut Pie Salt Cured Cod and Roasted Garlic Croutons
The Cheese Guy
3. The Cheese Guy
September 26, 2011
Theo and in-house wine guru, Jess, have a tasting and Chuck puts together some treats for them both. RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Classic Greek Baklava Spinach and Lemon Risotto Greek Salad with Popcorn Cheese
The Concert Promoters
2. The Concert Promoters
September 19, 2011
Chuck uses his day off to cook up something special for his old friend Nick a local concert promoter... RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Balsamic Chicken Wings Cobb Salad Fish Tacos Homemade Peach Iced Tea
The Hospital Staff
1. The Hospital Staff
September 12, 2011
After a hard week, Chuck thanks the wait staff by serving them for a change. RECIPES FROM THIS EPISODE: Grandma's Homemade Ketchup Red Velvet Cupcakes Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
  • Premiere Date
    May 31, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (38)