On December 1st, Food Network celebrity chefs Chuck Hughes, Lynn CrawfordMichael Smith, Mark McEwan and David Rocco will be competing as part of the Chef’s Challenge for a Cure at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. The event raises funds for breast and ovarian cancer research and education at Mount Sinai Hospital. This year’s special guest host is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host, Guy Fieri.

We caught up with Food Network Canada’s Chuck Hughes for some insight about the event.

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Check out the video below for a touching (and sometimes hilarious!) interview with Chuck Hughes and find out why the event hits so close to home, and who he hopes to beat during the challenge.

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