by The Stop CFC, a ‘Certified Good Food Fighter

Calling all food journalists: on Monday, May 14, celebrity Chef Chuck Hughes will share his love of local food with the kids in The Stop’s After School Program. The author of new cookbook Garde Manger (HarperCollins Canada) and star of Chuck’s Day Off will spend the afternoon in the kitchen teaching our budding culinary experts, aged 8 to 12, how to prepare his favourite fish recipe. It’s a match made in kitchen heaven: a rock’n’roll chef meets the rockingest and rollingest of kids. Will Chef be able to keep up? What kitchen chaos will ensue? Come out and find out!

When: Monday, May 14, 2012, 4:00 to 5:45 pm
Where: The Stop’s Green Barn (601 Christie St., Barn 4)
Media RSVP: Christina Palassio, 416 652 7867 ext. 250,

Named the Next Big Celebrity Chef by New York Magazine’s Grub Street blog, Chuck Hughes went head to head with Iron Chef Bobby Flay in a lobster takedown, becoming one of only two Canadian chefs to emerge victorious in the Kitchen Stadium. Chuck is the star of Food Network Canada’s and The Cooking Channel’s (US) Chuck’s Day Off, which has garnered three Canadian Gemini nominations and is now in its third season, airing in over 20 countries. Chuck attended culinary school at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, and is the co-owner of Montreal hot spots Garde Manger and Le Bremner. Chuck lives in Montreal and likes to escape to nearby Magog with his dog Fakey whenever he can.

The Stop’s After School Program engages children aged 8 to 12 in fun, hands-on activities that encourage positive attitudes towards healthy eating and teaches them the skills they need to grow, cook and select healthy food. Watch a video about the After School Program here.