Chuck’s Week Off: Mexico


8 x 30’

Year of Production


Production Company

Whalley-Abbey Media

Commissioned By

Cooking Channel US, Food Network Canada, Cooking Channel Canada



Chuck Hughes is hungry for a break from his daily grind. He wants to head somewhere he can trade in his black t-shirt and apron for a pair of shades and a tank top and enjoy fresh, authentic food. So he’s heading to Mexico and making his way across the country in search of culinary adventures. Part cooking show, part travel show, each adventure-filled episode has Chuck discovering a different part of Mexico and the authentic food and culture that goes with it. From making beef jerky with cowboys to slicing up sashimi with fishermen; from cooking up grasshoppers to making tortillas on the side of a volcano, Chuck weaves his way throughout Mexico in his jeep, meeting extraordinary people and experiencing incredible food.

Nominated (2014): Best Lifestyle or Talk Program or Series, Canadian Screen Awards

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