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
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Upcoming Events

Chef Tattoo Competition!

Chef Tattoo Competition!

Barbecue Classes sponsored and hosted by

Friendly Fires


Call 705.741.1900 to book your class today


Take Flight with Wings 

Grilling Wings

Grilling Wings

 No deep fryers just smoke, fire and lots of flavour

August 8th



Chef Brian Henry offers Pig Roasts and other whole animal Roasting

Chef Brian Henry offers Pig Roasts and other whole animal Roasting

Want to be on The Food Network?

Want to be on The Food Network!

The Baking Championship

Food Network is scouring the country looking for the best and most versatile bakers!!!
Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of FOOD Network’s top bakers? Reigning 2015 Spring Baking Champion and ACF Culinary Team USA member Andy Chlebana, CEPC, CCA, did and now it’s your turn. FOOD Network’s Spring Baking Championship 2016 is CASTING NOW!
The Baking Championship (from the producers of the Holiday Baking Championship)
is a major TV showdown where versatile bakers enter our kitchen for a fun baking battle
and the chance to win A BIG CASH PRIZE and become THE BAKING CHAMPION!!!
Please email today at Put your city/state in the subject line and include your name, phone number, email address and occupation in the body of the email. In addition, also include a photo of yourself and a couple photos of several of your most impressive baked goods.
Lastly, please write a little bit about yourself
The Food Network Baking Championship

The Food Network Baking Championship

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

The Chefs of Peterborough

The Chefs of Peterborough

Farms at Work

Farms at Work

Potential Shared Commercial Kitchen Space

Do you need a part time commercial kitchen space? Have you outgrown your home kitchen? Are you tired of lugging stuff in and out of a church basement? A Peterborough organization is considering setting up a commercial kitchen space and are looking for subleasees.

The ideal situation is a few people/organizations who can commit to a regular weekly shift (such as 1 day a week). There will be some space on site to store tools and ingredients if you are a regular user. There would be on site cold storage. There may also be the opportunity to bring in your own specialized equipment. Hourly rental may be offered if there is enough demand.

The space would be within the City of Peterborough and would be accessible. Might you be interested in such a space? The project can be reached through Jamey Coughlin at Peterborough Economic Development: (705) 743- 0777 x 2123  |

Soil Health Day

August 12, 2015  |  9:00am  |  Hewitt Creek Farms, Innisfil, ON

Join Dr. Christine Jones and the OMAFRA Soil Team for a full day workshop on restoring and rebuilding soil, as well as multi-species cover crop demonstrations.

Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally renowned groundcover and soils ecologist with a PhD in Soil Biochemistry. She has worked with farmers on four continents to regenerate tired soil. She demonstrates how to restore the elements that will bring new life back into soil, build organic matter, improve soil structure, increase water retention capacity, and create fertile ground. Dr. Jones has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil.

For more info, or to register, visit:

Trent Vegetable Gardens Workshops

Raised Bed Gardening  Workshop & Potluck

July 28, 2015  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Trent Field Garden  |  By Donation

Kollene from Well Grounded Garden has embarked on a raised bed garden journey this season and will be sharing her experiences in this workshop. Learn all about the benefits of raised beds, different raised bed designs, and the variety of possible uses of your raised bed throughout the season, including succession planting and season extension.

A potluck dinner will be shared following the workshop. Please bring a vegetarian dish or snack to share with ingredients.

For more info, email

Bocuse d’Or USA 2017 National Competition Applications Now Being Accepted

The search is on for the next Bocuse d’Or Team USA comprised of young American chefs who, building on the support structure, confidence and experience of our board and coaches, will show the talent, tenacity and determination to win the Bocuse d’Or

in 2017. The deadline toapply is August 19.

Questions about the competition?

Click here for a list of FAQs.


Click HERE to download the application


Bocuse d'Or 2015

Bocuse d’Or 2015


Permaculture 101 & Garden Potluck

August 6, 2015  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Trent Field Garden  |  By Donation

Join Trent Rhode from Transition Town Peterborough to learn all about the core principles of permaculture and how you can apply them in your home garden, community plot or larger garden venture. This workshop will explore permaculture applications such as companion planting, sheet mulching, no-till gardening and the role of perennials.

A potluck dinner will be shared following the workshop.  Please bring a vegetarian dish or snack to share with ingredients.

For more info, email or visit the Facebook event page.

Directions to Trent Field Garden

  • Go to the main parking lot of the DNA building such that you are facing the building
  • From there walk to the back left hand side of the parking lot where there will be a gate with a gravel road behind it
  • Walk through the gate (or around it if it’s closed) and follow that path as it leads around to the left
  • Keep following that gravel road until it leads you directly into the field garden. We are just past the fenced in area. (Do not take the other road veering to the right. That will lead you astray!)

IAPO Beginning Farmers Financing

The Beginning Farmers Program (BFP) is a four year program designed to support new beginning First Nations farmers between the ages of 16 and 35 through all stages of farm business start up. BFP will support the creation, development and investment in new farm businesses, such as: livestock, crop, fruit and vegetables, maple syrup, honey, floriculture and nursery production, mixed farming, and aquaculture.

Start-up financing of up to 30% (to a maximum of $15,000) is available for approved projects, as well as mentoring and training provided through workshops.

Applications will be accepted until August 7, 2015. For more information, contact IAPO: 1 (800) 363-0329  |

Central Ontario Beekeepers’ Association – Summer Meeting & Potluck Picnic

July 19, 2015  |  2pm  |  Green Side Up, 121 Grassy Road, Omemee

Demonstration: Making molds for candle production by Julius Arnold, experienced beekeeper and candle producer.

Tour: Native Plant Nursery by Doug Kennedy, owner Green Side Up Environmental Services and Landscaping (

Report: COBA’s participation at the Lavender Festival at Laveanne Lavender in Campbellcroft by Sherry Summersides, COBA Executive member

Display: Various Methods of Successful Feeding of Bees by Todd Kalisz, Dancing Bee Apiaries and Bee Supplies (

Display: AZ (Slovenian) Beehive by Lenka Petric and John MacFarlane

Please bring:

  • Your favourite potluck contribution, as well as your own plates, cutlery and lawn chair
  • Gadgets, tools, equipment or stories that you would like to share with members.
  • Come prepared to have a good time.

Do you have a food tattoo?

PolyScience wants to see it!

And you could win a PolyScience Chef Series Immersion Circulator!

Chef Tattoo Competition!

Chef Tattoo Competition!

PolyScience is giving away a FREE PolyScience Chef Series Immersion Circulator
and it could be yours
…all you have to do is follow them on Twitter or Instagram
and share a picture of your food related tattoo!
Be sure to use #IHEARTSOUSVIDE and tag them in the
post on Follow us on Twitter @PolyScience or on View on Instagram @PolyScience.
Don’t have a tattoo? Don’t sweat it! PolyScience loves creativity.
Cook something, paint something, take a picture, get creative and show us your love for food!*

First Prize: Chef Series Immersion Circulator
Second Prize: PolyScience Smoking Gun and Classic Smokehouse Woodchips
Third Prize: An autographed first edition copy of Immersed- The Definitive Guide To Sous Vide Cooking

Maple Syrup Mentorship Filling Up Quickly

But there are still a few spots left!

The newest addition to our roster of hands-on educational programs,

the Maple Syrup Production Mentorship is designed to provide novice producers with

the skills and experience they need to get started with success.

Led by well-established maple producers

Marc & Diane Curle,

field days are set to run from October 2015 to April 2016 in Northumberland County.

Designed with beginners in mind, field days will focus on a wide variety of topics,

including: maple bush and woodlot management; types of production facilities and equipment;

proven methods of production, including maple syrup and other value-added maple products;

networking and industry exposure on a trip to an OMSPA Info Day;

and the economics and marketing of maple products in Ontario.

If you’re looking to add an enterprise to your farm business and would like to

learn the

Save the Date!

Ths Cities of Quinte West & Belleville are pleased to announce they will be presenting

5th annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference,

in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs.

This year’s conference will be held at the Travelodge in Belleville on November 4th & 5th.

The theme of this year’s conference is Creativity + Collaboration = Action, 

and will celebrate the creativity of local food businesses, organizations and supporters of local food

as they work together to build a thriving sustainable local food system in Eastern Ontario.

The conference will provide opportunities for information sharing, learning from success stories

and gathering info on innovative local food businesses, projects and best practices,

and will also feature a Local Food Tour,

with various stops to illustrate recent successes in the agriculture and culinary sectors.

Keep watching, follow @eolocalfood on Twitter,

and like East Ont Local Food to keep up to date on the latest conference details.

Recycle Your Plastic Containers, Seed Bags and More!

There are now more opportunities than ever to recycle your ag waste products, thanks to CleanFarms.

Depots for free collection are located throughout east central Ontario.

Collect your recyclables starting now:

  • Empty commercial pesticide and fertilizer containers over 23 litres
  • (click herefor details and locations)
  • Empty pesticide bags: paper, plastic and multi-material
  • Empty seed bags: paper and polywoven plastic bags; regular and bulk bags
  • (click here for details and locations here)
    • Note: not feed bags!

Note that in 2016, CleanFarms indicates that collection will be available province-wide

for obsolete or unwanted pesticides and livestock medications.

Save these in a secure location between now and then!

Idle Land? Plant Trees!

Forests Ontario offers generous tree planting subsidies to landowners who qualify for the government of Ontario’s

50 Million Tree Program.

Help Ontario plant 50 million trees by 2025.

A Forests Ontario Field Advisor will work with landowners.

For more information, contact the

Forestry Outreach Coordinator at 1 (877) 646-1193 x 239  |

New and Updated Farm Stewardship Funding Programs

Kawartha Lakes Farmland Stewardship Fund

Funding is available (50-75% with individual project caps) for City of Kawartha Lakes

landowners with projects demonstrating a benefit to watershed health, such as:

  • Nutrient and soil loss
  • Cropland and shoreline erosion
  • Manure storage runoff
  • Livestock access to watercourses
  • Farm well management
  • And other projects addressing water health

Attend one of two workshops – 7pm at the Kirkfield Lion’s Club on July 15th

OR 7pm at the Fenelon Falls Arena and Community Centre on July 20th to learn all about this brand new program.

For more information, visit the Kawartha Conservation website

or contact Becky Parker: (705) 328-2271 x 223  |


Ducks Unlimited Canada

DUC is interested in partnering with rural landowners within

the Kawartha region (Peterborough, Northumberland,

City of Kawartha Lakes, Ganaraska Region)

who have existing wetlands that may be providing

cavity nesting opportunities for wood ducks,

common goldeneye and hooded merganser.

These ducks traditionally nest in tree cavities,

so DUC is working with landowners

who are interested in installing nest boxes on their properties for waterfowl.

For more information contact

Jenn Lavigne (705) 721-4444 x 245  |


2015 SARFIP Updates

Funding is available (40-80% up to $20,000) for the adoption of BMPs to

support your farm’s native wildlife habitats, wetlands, streams/ponds, forests, pastures/grasslands and more.

Visit the Species At Risk Farm Incentive Program website

for full program details, or contact

OSCIA at: (519) 826-3035  |  (226) 979-2465  |


Kawartha Farm Stewardship Collaborative

Further funding opportunties are available from partners in the KFSC.

If you have on-farm projects in mind,

and let us know how we can help by filling out a project intake form.



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

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


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 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

First Time Taster
The Spice Co.