Montreal chef - and Iron Chef champion - Chuck Hughes struggled with substance abuse in his early days in the restaurant biz. In part, his addictions were due to kitchen culture, but also because Chuck's first gigs were catering for bands.
In this clip, Chuck talks about...
What really goes on in the kitchen
"The kitchen crew is a gang, it's like a bunch of pirates, and you go to war every night. And at the end of the night there's no better way to relax than to just have a beer that leads to two that leads to going out."
Cooking for bands
'I was in charge of the beer. Can you believe that? They're like, "Chuck, we're gonna need 24 cases of beer." "Okay, no problem!" "Why are there only 10 left?"'