Because of the diverse nature of the many different restaurants and chefs Brian Henry has worked under he is highly proficient at a wide range of cuisines.

Brian’s cooking is seasonal, inventive and smart, but in no way unapproachable or fussy. When he is coaxed out of the kitchen and starts talking about food, his passion and knowledge are instantly recognizable.

"Chef Brian Henry cooked a series of delicious appetizers for us as we sat around a table in the kitchen". Thanks

Tony Aspler, Wine writer

“Chef Brian Henry puts one hundred percent of his energy into going all the way.”

Birgit Moenke, Editor Stir Media Read More Reviews

Upcoming Events

Barbecue Classes sponsored and hosted by

Friendly Fires


Call 705.741.1900 to book your class today


 Fish & Seafood

Serving up lobster at a class demonstration!

Serving up lobster at a class demonstration!

 From my time in the islands we will be demonstrating how easy it is to grill

a whole fish as well as some other delectable from the sea.

June 27th


Burgers 101 

BBQ Cooking Classes offered year round!!

BBQ Cooking Classes offered year round!!

Making the perfect homemade burger –

from choosing the right meat to seasoning and proper grilling

July 4th



Take Flight with Wings 

Grilling Wings

Grilling Wings

 No deep fryers just smoke, fire and lots of flavour

July 11th



Chef Brian Henry offers Pig Roasts and other whole animal Roasting

Chef Brian Henry offers Pig Roasts and other whole animal Roasting

COMING SOON! Check out our line of products! The Spice Co. for all your cooking needs!

COMING SOON! Check out our line of products! The Spice Co. for all your cooking needs!

SWAP Meat™ for a Chance at Some Cash!
Top Three Winners will Receive $2,500, $1,000 or $500

Chefs want healthy options on menus and to make good choices for the environment without having to sacrifice

That’s why the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute created the SWAP Meat™

 for Alaska Seafood Professional Chef Recipe Contest
 a simple way for chefs to swap out beef, pork, lamb or poultry
for wild, natural and sustainable Alaska seafood.

Looking for a new freezer? We sell upright freezers that are designed and built exclusively for the All-Natural Food Council of North America. For details please conact me at

Looking for a new freezer? We sell upright freezers that are designed and built exclusively for the All-Natural Food Council of North America. For details please conact me at

Want to be on The Food Network?

Want to be on The Food Network?

Calling All Bakers!
Food Network is casting for the next installment of the Holiday Baking Championship!

Go up against other creative, versatile bakers for a fun baking battle with the chance win a cash prize.
If you think you have what it takes to out-bake the competition, be sure to apply using the following link

Roast Swine

4th Annual Friendly Fires BBQ Contest

July 25th

Think you can grill a great burger or smoke a mean wing?
Sign up to compete for “Best Burger In The Kawarthas” and “Best Wings in The Kawarthas.” Amateur
griller or professional chef, anyone can win! Not able to compete this year? Drop by to talk BBQ with
some of the areas best “Grill Pros”, enjoy live music, bouncy castle and of course – free BBQ samples.
And don’t forget to vote for the “People’s Favourite Best Wing” (general public admission is FREE)

Contact us for all of your Culinary needs: 705.875.0428

Contact us for all of your Culinary needs:

The Chefs of Peterborough

The Chefs of Peterborough


Events and Updates

Only Two Spots Left for OAFVC Tour


If you’ve ever considered expanding your business to include value-added production,

then join us for this free, guided tour of the brand new Ontario Agri Food Venture Centre (OAFVC),

where you’ll hear about the services available to help you extend the seasonality of your products.

When: Tuesday May 26, 2015  |  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Where: 116 Industrial Park Rd North Colborne, ON

Designed with farmers in mind, the Ontario Agri Food Venture Centre (OAFVC)

will support fresh fruit and vegetable value-adding opportunties to increase farm revenue.

The facility will also help foodies with recipe development, and staff will work with

food processing start-up companies and expansions in Ontario progress Research and Development,

test batch and facilitate small batch co-packing.

To register, head to

There are only two spots left on this tour, so if you’re interested in joining us, make sure to get your name on the list quickly!

Ontario Agri Food Venture Centre

Local Dairy Products Now Available On-Campus

A collaborative effort between Farms at Work, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario,

Chartwells Education Dining Services, and Trent University

has resulted in the on-campus availability of dairy products from right here in east central Ontario.

In 2013, when the University put out a Request for Proposals for a five year food services contract,

Trent was ahead of the pack by making increased procurement of local food a priority.

The contract was awarded in 2014 to Chartwells Education Dining Services

, and specified that 50% of the food would be Ontario-grown,

35% of which must be sourced within 250km, and 2% of which must be sourced from within the Kawartha Region.

Read more…

Trent, DFO, Chartwells, FAW

Looking for Land, Interns or a Local Buy & Sell?

Then head on over to our website to check out the many listings

posted on Find Farmland, Jobs & Internships,

and the Trading Post!

Whether you’re looking to rent some land to start your first farm enterprise,

are in need of some on-farm labour for the crunch of the upcoming planting season,

or are looking to buy, sell or trade farm equipment or inputs,

is a great place to make connections and get the word out.

FAW Mentorship Programs Off to a Great Start

FAW Beekeeping Mentorship Program

Mentees in our on-farm mentorship programs have all been

out in the field recently, with the kick off of our 2015 mentorship season.

So far in the last month, we’ve held field days for the returning

Beekeeping and Sheep Farming Mentorship programs,

as well as the newly launched Pasture Management Mentorship program.

These curriculum-based, multi-day programs

provide mentees with hands-on training from expert farmer-mentors

in a small group setting over the course of the farming season.

Each program allows for the efficient transfer of commodity-specifc knowledge in the following areas:

  • On-farm production systems
  • Practical skills and techniques
  • Business planning
  • Financial management

If you’d like to learn more, visit our Mentorships Program page,

where you can find out all about the Beekeeping,

Sheep Farming, and Pasture Management Mentorships,

as well as our upcoming Maple Syrup Production Mentorship (beginning in the fall of 2015).


2015 Farms at Work Mentorship Program

2015 Farms at Work Mentorship Program


Protect Your Mobile Devices with #SMART in 2015

Mobile-friendly #SMART apparel secures phones and tablets in loop and Velcro tab pockets, preventing accidental slips and drops on the job.

Try this tech for yourself with the Traditional #SMART Chef Coat in white.

Or see the full selection of #SMART and executive chef coats when you pick up a free 2015 catalog at


Happy Chef

Whether you’re searching for an executive look for yourself or complementing head-to-toe apparel for the whole team,

you’ll find your style among the coats, pants and aprons in the 2015 Happy Chef Catalog.

including the updated line of mobile-friendly #SMART apparel.

Get your free catalog at



Festival du Bacon!

Quebec's First Bacon Festival!

Quebec’s First Bacon Festival!

Festival du Bacon official website here and check out the Facebook Page.


AFC National Convention & Show July 30th - August 3rd, 2015

AFC National Convention & Show July 30th – August 3rd, 2015






Farms at Work

Farms at Work

Interested in Sheep, Bees, Pasture, or Maple Syrup?

Good news! There are still a few spaces left in our 2015 mentorship programs!

Along with our popular Beekeeping and Sheep Farming Mentorships,

FAW is proudly launching two brand new programs this year in

 Pasture Management, and Maple Syrup Production.

Each has been designed by long-time producers with beginners in mind,

and will feature plenty of hands-on learning, complemented by one-on-one mentor support.

Beginning in April, the Pasture Management Mentorship

will focus on thought-intensive management systems

by exploring design opportunities and important plant-grazer interactions.

And in October, the Maple Syrup Production Mentorship

will expose participants to forest management, woodlot and production facilities,

as well as successful marketing strategies and value-added production.

In each of the four mentorships, mentees attend field days on the farms of our experienced mentors,

to participate in projects and field work relevant to the production season.

By keeping class sizes small, all of our programs are focussed on group learning and collaboration,

with the goal of building strong ties to the broader farming community.

If you are interested in developing your skills and confidence under the guidance of an experienced mentor,

Farms at Work’s On-Farm Mentorship Programs may be for you.

There are still a few spots available for the 2015 season, so please visit our Mentorships Program page and submit your application today!


12th Annual Ice Sculpting Competition First weekend of February 2016

12th Annual Ice Sculpting Competition First weekend of February 2016





Travel with The White House Chefs to Italy

Cooking classes, cheese making, painting, wineries and more!

President Bush’s Chef Sam Morgante, Iron Chef America Judge Mario Rizzotti & Italian Culinary Expert
with President Clinton’s Chef Marti Mongiello hosted at Villa Oliviero!

Three Italian-Americans introduce an unbeatable combination

Travel to Naples and the Amalfi Coast designed by three Italian-Americans with Italian roots!

Join The Presidential Culinary Museum ™

and Presidential Service Center a DBA of The Inn of the Patriots,

LLC and discover Italy and real Italian food without the fake items mass marketed to the public today.

Experience the truth of mouth-watering cuisine, homemade pizza doughs,

making our own Limoncello in a class (with the world known lemons of this region), exacting regional cheeses,

local San Marzano (the most well-known and written about tomato of the area) tomatoes and cry with a glass of vino or Prosecco because it is so good.

This will be en emotional, social journey of a lifetime.

Filming of the newest TV series featuring the White House Chefs and Iron Chef America Judge and Italian Culinary Expert, Mario Rizzotti,

will encompass any guest that would like to appear on the show.

At night, LUXURIATE in a world class villa perched over the cliffs of the Mediterranean sea

near Naples owned by Mario and his cousin Nello Oliviero.

The owners welcome you to enjoy each room overlooking the sea – every single room does!

Lets make buffaletta mozzarella by hand,

homemade pizzas, paint at night with a glass of wine and send home your masterpiece as well as visit the wineries and toast together…

Enjoy Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, Sorrento –

the land of sirens which enchanted Homer, Naples (Napoli) or the Isle of Capri by hydrofoil to mention just a few.

  • May 6 – 19, 2015 – $5,400.00 pp 
  • May 14 – 21 or October 15 -22, 2016 – $5,900.00 pp 


Always a perfect balance of personal time, cooking & farm classes.
Please let us know about renewing your wedding vows in a group ceremony!
As featured on Edible Destinations by Epitourian.
Private groups throughout the year also welcomed.



Peterborough’s Farmers Market

Every Saturday Year Round
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Located in the Morrow Building

 George & Lansdowne Street, Peterborough


Tough job judging rib competitions!

Tough job judging rib competitions!

Proud Winner of the Top Chef Readers Select Award 2014

Proud Winner of the Top Chef Readers Select Award 2014


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