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Former White Spot chef Chuck Currie performing at Music Monday

He’s best known as a cook, but chef Chuck Currie shares his love for food with another love: music.

Both music and food are a shared love, says Currie

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He's one of B.C.'s most recognizable chefs, but Chuck Currie also shares his love of food with his love for music.

The former executive chef of White Spot is taking part in this year's Music Monday, the world's largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education.

"I was 12 years old and knew I always wanted to play music. At the same time I used to help my mom in the kitchen so I had these mutual loves for the same amount of time," Currie told The Early Edition's Stephen Quinn.

Currie studied music throughout university and says it should be an integral part of young people's lives.

"In my opinion it should be core curriculum. It's important in and of itself as an art form and we need to teach the arts equal to the sciences."

Though he first learned how to play the clarinet, Currie's instrument of choice now is the saxophone, which he will be playing alongside high school students in Metro Vancouver in a mass performance of the song "We Are One."

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's musical director Bramwell Tovey will be conducting the performance at Robson Square. Currie says he hopes the event draws attention to the cause.

"I'm just going to hang and have a great time with the kids. If you haven't gone before, you really need to go."

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