Chefs Chuck Hughes And Danny Smiles Take Viewers On An Epic Canadian Food Adventure In Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip

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February 1, 2017


New Series Begins Friday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on
Food Network Canada

The Original Six-Part Cross-Country Series is Part of Corus’
Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

From left to right: Chefs Chuck Hughes and Danny Smiles have a coffee outside their RV at Rouge National Urban Park, Ontario.

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February 1, 2017 – TORONTO, Canada – Food Network Canada is ready to take Canadians on the most epic Canadian culinary adventure with Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip premiering Friday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The original six-part series sees chefs and best buddies Chuck Hughes (Chuck’s Day Off) and Danny Smiles (Top Chef Canada Season 3) hit the open road in their fully loaded RV, visiting Canada’s most spectacular regions and three National Parks. In each location, the duo source the finest regional ingredients and cook up unforgettable one-of-a-kind campground feasts for celebrated local chefs, farmers and artisans. Their cross-country RV adventure celebrates Canada’s natural beauty and delicious homegrown ingredients, honouring Canadian cuisine and local food producers as Canada gears up for its 150th birthday.

For years, the Montreal-based duo have been a team creating exquisite dining experiences for guests at Hughes’ critically acclaimed restaurant Le Bremner. Digging into their locally sourced sensibilities, Chuck and Danny seek out the freshest and wildest array of flavours from dedicated food producers, artisans and local chefs as they crisscross Canada and experience the RV lifestyle. From bagging seaweed in wet suits to digging for quahogs, harvesting wild rice in a canoe or foraging for juniper on ATV’s, they go to any lengths to get the best local ingredients.

Chuck and Danny’s journey spans Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Prince Edward Island National Park, PEI. With a passionate appreciation for local food, Chuck and Danny’s Road Trip takes an inspired approach to camp style cuisine, served up with the enthusiasm only true adventure-loving chefs can deliver.

Locations and local chefs featured include:

  • Episode 1 takes place in Prince Edward and Hastings Counties, Ontario and features Justin Cournoyer, owner/chef of Actinolite.
  • Episode 2 takes place on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and features chef Dan Hudson.
  • Episode 3 takes place on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia and features Brooke Winters, owner/chef at Bnurtured Trailer.
  • Episode 4 takes place in Rouge National Urban Park, Ontario and features Elia Herrera, executive chef at Los Colibris.
  • Episode 5 takes place in Fundy National Park, New Brunswick and features Pierre A Richard, chef at Little Louis Oyster Bar.
  • Episode 6 takes place in Prince Edward Island National Park, PEI and features Ross Munro, owner/operator at Prince Edward Island Culinary Adventures.

The series extends online with exclusive content including a tour of Chuck and Danny’s Fifth Wheel RV; Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip playlist which showcases a full roster of Canadian music featured in the series courtesy of Dine Alone Records; recipes; fun food facts; galleries and much more. To learn more about the series and watch episodes online after they premiere, visit

Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip is produced by Force Four Entertainment, in association with Corus Entertainment’s Food Network Canada.

Corus Entertainment celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 with a variety of inspired content across its platforms. The wealth of multiplatform content ranges from: new series and specials featuring iconic Canadian stories, inventions, foods and architecture; historical documentaries; special news and radio coverage; user generated digital initiatives and engaging kids content including a new picture book to educate young Canadians about our country. More information on Corus’ Canada’s 150th anniversary inspired content to come.


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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at

About Force Four Entertainment
Vancouver-based Force Four began operations in 1983, and has grown to be one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies, producing more than five hundred hours of television and earning accolades on the national and international stage. Force Four was acquired by international entertainment leader Entertainment One (eOne) in 2014. Force Four has been awarded the prestigious Peabody Award, 10 Gemini Awards and over 25 Gemini nominations. The company’s highly successful television programs include lifestyle, reality and scripted programming that have sold and aired around the world.  Force Four’s most popular series include Keeping Canada Safe, Border Security: Canada’s Front Line, The Cupcake Girls, Shannon and Sophie, Village on a Diet, Murder She Solved, and the scripted sitcom Seed.

About Go RVing Canada
The Go RVing Canada coalition consists of RV manufacturers, component suppliers, dealers, and campgrounds. As members of the recreational vehicle industry, Go RVing Canada is committed to the growth of the RV market, while working as a team to ensure that Canadian RVers experience the best of the RV lifestyle and enjoy a world-class travel experience. Visit, your destination for all things RVing.

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Catrina Jaricot
Corus Entertainment | 416.479.6397

Emily Blake
Publicist, Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip  | 647.291.6097