AFC Celebrity Chef Chuck Hughes Live in Manila
Edgy host of “Chuck’s Day Off” meets his fans in Manila on his A Day Off with Chuck Hughes Tour on February 26, 6:00 PM at the Open Park of Greenbelt 3.
Philippines, 06 February 2012 – This February, Canadian celebrity chef Chuck Hughes will visit Manila to perform at exciting cooking event named A Day Off with Chuck Hughes, in conjunction with the Asian Food Channel (AFC).
Chef Hughes will be conducting a live cooking demonstration at the Open Park of Greenbelt 3 on the 26th of February, where foodies will be able to catch this rock ‘n roll chef as he presents a live showcase of his culinary skills in preparing delectable dishes.
Following the success of previous public cooking demonstration events in Manila, the Asian Food Channel showcases Chef Chuck Hughes – one of Canada’s hottest young chefs and the ever-charming host of Chuck’s Day Off on AFC. Satisfy the rocker in you and jump on this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Chef Hughes perform, indulge in some of his rustic eats and listen to one of the Philippines’ best rock bands, the Razorback.
Maria Brown, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Food Channel, remarks, “At AFC, we strive to entertain our viewers and all food lovers with the best television programming, and beyond. We are very excited to showcase Chef Hughes, who is very well known for his easy-going and magnetic personality! We think Chef Hughes will put on a electrifying show and we are very excited for his arrival in Manila.”
This event follows the success of previous Asian Food Channel events in Manila. In March 2011, gastronomic lovers were treated to internationally acclaimed chef Martin Yan’s 8 Treasures of China, while meat lovers rejoiced at the heavily carnivorous menu dished up during The Perfect Cut with Adrian Richardson in December 2011.
A talented and highly acclaimed chef, Chef Hughes is the youngest Canadian chef to win the popular show, Iron Chef America. A true-blue foodie, he is so passionate about food that his favourites are permanently inked on his arms in the form of bacon, lobster, arugula leaves and even lemon meringue pie! After graduating from Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec in Canada, Chef Hughes worked in some of Montreal’s most popular restaurants before opening his first restaurant Garde Manger, a den-like restaurant he calls his playground where he puts his magical spin on comfort food, and indulges in his fantasy of creating decadent meals served alongside his favourite rock soundtracks! Continuing with his unwavering respect for the finest produce, Chef Hughes is committed to having quality ingredients speak for themselves and he has since opened his second eatery, Le Bremner, with his two best friends.
In 2010, Chef Hughes welcomed the world into his Garde Manger kitchen with his hit television show Chuck’s Day Off. The series follows him cooking for friends, family or suppliers on the day his restaurant is closed. Sandwiched in between mouth-watering recipes are rock ‘n’ roll reality segments that give viewers a unique insight behind the scenes of one of Montreal’s hottest restaurants. Chuck’s Day Off airs on the Asian Food Channel, every Wednesday at 9pm.
For this event, held at Greenbelt Open Park, audience will be treated to a live show of rock and roll music and get to witness how to create as well as sample unique dishes such as Crispy Sockeye Salmon Fillet, Pan-grilled Scallops on Green Gazpacho and Chocolate Tapioca Arancini. Seafood provided by the Embassy of Canada.
A Day Tour is made possible by the following Presenters – The Asian Food Channel, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center,; Major Sponsor – Indesit – Ariston; Hotel Partner, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila; Media Sponsors – Manila Bulletin, Radio High 105.9, WhenInManila.com, and Skycable; Other Sponsors – The Embassy of Canada, Rustan’s, Skycable and De La Salle – College of St. Benilde.
For more information on A Day Off with Chuck Hughes, please visit the AFC Studio website, www.theafcstudio.com.