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The Wild Chef

This unique culinary road series explores Québécois cuisine and features the colourful and larger-than-life master chef Martin Picard, chef-owner of top Montreal restaurant “Au Pied de Cochon.” He and his sous-chef Hugue Dufour take viewers on a journey across Quebec to discover typical dishes from a whole new perspective.

Martin Picard

Host: Martin Picard

Martin Picard has been a professional chef since the early 1990’s. Although he has worked with many renowned cooks in different countries, he has mainly worked in Montreal. He was namely involved in the opening of the Toqué!, the first Montreal establishment of international stature. He also owns a restaurant in Montreal called Au Pied de Cochon. Since its opening in November 2001, the restaurant has continued to evolve and accumulate numerous awards. An anti-conformist with a pinch of rebel in him, Martin Picard now has a platform for his unwavering views on kitchen life and the world of gastronomy in general.

Hugue Dufour

Host: Hugue Dufour

Hugue Dufour spent his childhood on his family farm, where he discovered agriculture and learned the rudiments of livestock breeding. He began his career at Toqué! restaurant. After a year and a half of hard work, he discovered a passion for high-end cuisine, which became his calling. He was then hired by Martin Picard as vegetable cook at Au Pied de Cochon. That is where Hugue Dufour took on greater responsibility as he was quickly made sous-chef and put in charge of the kitchen. He went along with Martin on a number of adventures and new projects that have marked his career and changed the way he sees the restaurant business. In 2005, Hugue Dufour bought into the Pied de Cochon and became a full partner.

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