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

Ted Reader, King of the Q originally posted this image

Ted Reader, King of the Q originally posted this image

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

Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI)

Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI)

 The Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Awards
Each LDEI Legacy Award offers a one-week workplace experience
to non-Dame women in the US, UK and Canada.
Award recipients will work alongside some of the culinary
and hospitality industry’s top women professionals.Deadline to apply is April 27, 2015.
Details can be found at
or on Facebook

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)


Farms at Work

Farms at Work

Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshops
Toronto, Grimsby & Uxbridge
Greenbelt Farmers Market Network presents:
Money Matters and Gearing Up For a Successful Season
with Michelle Wolf, Director of Training for Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia
Join us for this practical, inspiring, hands-on learning day,
focused on helping farmers’ market vendors build solid businesses that make money and meet their lifestyle goals.
Key topics:
  • Effective goal-setting strategies that save time and make money
  • How tweaking your ‘money mindset’ can result in higher day-of market sales and increased revenue over the year
  • A simple, effective cost-capturing pricing formula to ensure your business is profitable
  • How your competition can actually help you grow your business
  • In-person and on-line ‘relationship marketing’ techniques to grow a loyal,
  • dedicated core of customers who buy from you week after week
Choose from 3 Workshop Locations:
90 Croatia St, Toronto
Thursday April 23rd, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Station 1 Coffeehouse, 2nd Floor
28 Main Street E, Grimsby
Friday April 24th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Trinity United Church Friendship Hall
20 First Ave, Uxbridge
Saturday April 25th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $35 (HST included) for the day, including materials, coffee/tea, snacks and lunch.
Click here to register. (If you cannot register online, give us a call.)
Payment Options:
For secure online payment using debit or credit,
go to (Events Registration page) OR
Mail a cheque payable to FoodShare (our project host) to:
92 Concord Avenue
Toronto ON
M6H 2P3
Deadline to register and pay:
Friday, April 17th.
Spaces are limited, register early!
For more info, contact:
Anne Freeman or Hillary Barter 

The Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network (GBFMN) is a project funded by the Greenbelt Foundation

which aims to increase the success of farmers’ markets in the Greenbelt region.

They develop research reports, create a space to share information,

provide professional development opportunities for market organizers,

allocate small grants to markets and farmers, and promote Greenbelt area markets.

They work with a growing network of nearly 100 diverse farmers’ markets,

contributing to vibrant communities in and around the Greenbelt.

The Chefs of Peterborough

The Chefs of Peterborough

BBQ Classes – 2015


Global Cocktail Challenge House of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge

Global Cocktail Challenge House of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge


Use this link to Enter



Culinary Competition open to Canadian Culinary Students

Culinary Competition open to Canadian Culinary Students

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Pear Excellence Canadian Culinary Student Competition!
Our judges were duly impressed with the quality and creativity of all the recipe entries that were submitted.
The entries we received were fiercely competitive, and we offer our sincere thanks to all students who entered.
There are clearly some bright futures ahead for the hundreds of students who entered this competition!
Without further ado, we invite you to meet the finalists:Regional Winner, British Columbia
Esther Lapage, Vancouver Island University
Regional Winner, Maritimes
Theresa Walsh, Nova Scotia Community College – KingstecRegional Winner, Ontario
Mery Judith Cuadros Tenorio, Algonquin College
Regional Winner, Prairies
Chelsea Radke, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Regional Winner, Quebec
Samuel Caron, Centre Calixa-Lavallee
These talented five finalists will travel to Montreal to prepare their winning recipes for our distinguished judging panel at
on April 14th.
Top prize is $2,500!


We will post all of the regional winners’ pear recipes a
nd will announce the
National Grand Prize Winner
immediately following the event.


Follow @USApears on Twitter for the play-by-play on April 14th!






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.

On Thursday May 7th, 2015,

MPP, Jeff Leal, will be hosting the

Annual Peterborough Day at Queen’s Park

in Committee Rooms 228-230.

This day at Queen’s Park offers your business/organization the opportunity to spend a day at Queen’s Park

to meet with members of the Ontario Cabinet and our caucus colleagues.

I am inviting you to showcase your products, provide samples

and promote your business to the Members of the Provincial Parliament and their staff.

The Committee Rooms will open at 9:30 am to allow time to set up your display.

Invited guest will arrive between 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Our last event held in 2013, we welcomed approximately 130 guests to our

Peterborough Day at Queen’s Park

Please contact my office at



if you require additional information about our 2015 Peterborough Day at Queen’s Park.

Please RSVP your intent to participate and the names of those who will be attending for security purposes so we can reserve your space.

I look forward to welcoming everyone to Queen’s Park and showcasing what our amazing community has to offer.


Jeff Leal


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

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



Rock Around the Locks Dinner, Dance and Fashion Show April 18th, 2015

Rock Around the Locks Dinner, Dance and Fashion Show April 18th, 2015


Farms at Work

Farms at Work

Local Food Enthusiasts!

Earlier this year, Farms at Work announced the launch of two brand new on-farm training and mentorship

programs in Pasture Management and Maple Syrup Production.

In addition to our popular Beekeeping and Sheep Farming mentorships,

these new programs follow the hallmarks of the production season over several field days,

and have been designed to provide new farmers with meaningful hands-on learning opportunities,

and build strong ties to our agricultural communities, all under the guidance of experienced farmer-mentors.

So far, the response has been strong.

We currently have about 20 new farmers registered for this year!

But there are still a few spaces left that we would like to fill.

If you have any questions about these programs or about FAW in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Jay Adam
Program Coordinator

Farms At Work |
Keeping farmland healthy and active.

Asia and the Theater of the World Menus

Asia and the Theater of the World Menus

Worlds of Flavor® Conference
The 17th Worlds of Flavor, Asia and the Theater of World Menus,
will bring together more than 700 culinary professionals to learn about the Asian flavors,
techniques and styles that are influencing chefs around the world.
ACF discount code: WOFACF to receive 10 percent off.
The conference will take place at
The Culinary Institute of America
 at Greystone in St. Helena, California,
from April 22-24.
Guests will meet more than 60 chefs and culinary experts from
Asia and the U.S. who will discuss everything from Asian-style
fast casual to fine dining flavors.


Chef Connect


before you get there to save up to $100



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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