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.”

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Upcoming Events

 

Farms at Work

Farms at Work

Two Exciting Farm Innovation Contests

Calling All On-Farm MacGyvers!

Our friends over at Farm and Food Care Ontario and Carrot Cache

have a couple of great contests open now for all you creative on-farm problem solvers.

So dust off your handiest farm invention and consider entering either (or both) of the contests below for your chance to win!


Farm & Food Care Farm Invention Challenge

$9,000 in Cash Prizes

Tinkering, mending, dabbling, modifying, revolutionizing

whatever it is that you do in your workshop, barn or out in the field,

now is your chance for your MacGyver side to shine and win some cash.

Farm & Food Care is launching the Ontario-wide Farm Invention Challenge

with $9,000 in cash prizes available for winning entries in the categories of animal care and water efficiency and quality.

Farm & Food Care will profile winning entries as part of our commitment

to doing the right thing in animal care and the environment. The Farm Invention Challenge

will help share creative ideas and methods that farmers are using on their farms every day.

All entries must be submitted to Farm and Food Care by January 2, 2015.

For full contest details, please visit the Farm and Food Care website


Carrot Cache Organic Farming Innovation Prize

Two separate $500 prizes will be awarded for innovative, low cost solutions to planting, harvesting, and managing food grown on an Ontario urban or rural organic farm

The prize hopes to encourage farmers to share proven, creative ways to build financial and environmental sustainability on-farm.

Ideas will be displayed at theEcological Farmers of Ontario Conference,

December 4-6, 2014, and winners will be selected by conference attendees.

Describe your innovative time, money or energy saving method as demonstrated on an Ontario urban or rural organic farm in 2 paragraphs or less.

Send 1 photo and an estimated cost of project with your description in a Word doc titled “innovation prize_farm name”

to rebekka@carrrotcache.com with “Innovation Prize” in the subject field. Email submissions are due December 2, 2014.

Conference attendees can alternately bring 2 copies of a 1 page printout to submit at registration by Friday morning, December 4th.

Carrot Cache is a small foundation that funds co-operatives, local organic food initiatives and community food strategies in Ontario.

Top ideas will be shared onwww.carrotcache.com and the Carrot Cache facebook page.

 

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Food Trucks

Food Trucks

 

 

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Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference 2014

Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference 2014

Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference 2014

Join Us As We Celebrate 35 Great Years with the EFAO!

December 4th – 6th                    YMCA Geneva Park                    Orillia, ON

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Mabuhay!

Mabuhay

 

Save the date Sunday 12/14/14 for Purple Yam NYC’s Brunch Fundraiser.

Proceeds for Kusog Tacloban, a year after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

Fixed price brunch menu 50.00 for the best#Filipino food from Chef Romy Dorotan

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Farms at Work

Farms at Work

The Family Farm

Award-Winning Canadian Farming Film Premieres November 18 on Documentary

The Family Farm is described as “a breathtaking journey across the Canadian countryside, revealing the important role family farms play in maintaining the health of communities and their environments”.

Recently, the film was screened at the Planet in Focus Film Festival, the Devour Film Festival and won the Minister of Agriculture Award at the International Life Sciences Film Festival in Prague.

The film will premiere Tuesday November 18 on the Documentary channel, free to all Canadians for the month of November. Tune in at 9PM EST.

Click here to check out the trailer, and please spread the word about this great film!

To see more from the producers of this film, check out Rotating Planet on Vimeo.


In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario, Farms at Work has joined forces with partners FarmStartEverdale, and the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security to launch the first annual EFAO conference!

As supporting partners, we here at FAW have been hard at work

developing informative, intermediate-level sessions for the Livestock Stream of workshops, featuring such topics as:

With over 30 intermediate- and advanced-level workshops in streams ranging from

Business & Marketing, Diversified Grain, Soil, Stewardship & Energy, Vegetables, and Seed Production,

the vision for this year’s conference aligns with EFAO’s core mandate:

“to support and promote a vibrant community of ecological farmers through education, training and knowledge sharing.”

Also featured will be Keynote speaker, Abe Collins,

a Vermont-based grazier and educator, who will offer his insights into

grazing management, topsoil creation, environmental monitoring and modelling technologies.

There will also be plenty of great food and entertainment available throughout the conference as well.

We expect over 250 ecological growers from across the province to attend

, and are lucky enough to be hosting dozens of knoweldgeable speakers from across North America.

So join us for what promises to be the ecological farming event of the year!

For more information, visit the conference website: www.conference.efao.ca

 

 

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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.

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  • 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.

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The Ontario Foodservice Designation Program began this year ready to bring a selection of great opportunities to the table. 

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First, the opportunity to consult with stakeholders from across Ontario on what a designation system

for restaurants could both look like and accomplish–and not to mention,

the opportunity to determine how best to combine authenticity protection with education and awareness, and promotion and marketing.

But ultimately, it’s the opportunity to work towards developing a program with the following objectives that really makes this exciting:

  • Create and support Ontario’s culinary identity
  • Increase the ease of buying and dining on Ontario food and beverages
  • Celebrate champions in the foodservice industry sourcing Ontario products
  • Bring further awareness to Ontario’s strong agricultural sectors, and
  • Compliment and support the Foodland Ontario program

With the setting complete, we have carefully selected and prepared

the meat and potatoes of the program to ensure that you get to enjoy with confidence Ontario’s great restaurants and unique tastes of place.

How does this work?  Restaurants of all shapes and sizes–think everything from food trucks to fine-dining–who are

PROCURING Ontario food and drink, and

PARTNERING and PARTICIPATING in complementary programming and activities,

can apply to become “Certified Tastes of Ontario.” 

All they need to do is show that they are committed to the program manifesto:

  • To procure Ontario food and beverage whenever possible;
  • To track and trace Ontario food and beverage purchases as close to the point of origin as possible;
  • To identify the provenance of Ontario food and beverages on the menu;
  • To develop Ontario’s culinary identity by celebrating regional tastes and championing local, seasonal ingredients; and
  • To educate the public about Ontario food and beverage and to bring further awareness to its strong agricultural sectors

With the criteria set, we needed a name. What is a program without a name?

How best do we celebrate champions of Ontario food and drink?  Well, at the Ontario Culinary Tourism Summit on 13 November, Feast ON was officially introduced.

Since then, the Feast ON team has been working hard to make sure that everything is ready to go live for applications on 1 January 2014.

Some of the things we’ve been up to include:

  • Promoting the program at the 2013 Ontario Tourism Association Summit in Toronto, hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, 13-14 November
  • Partnering with the Greenbelt Fund and industry to host a panel session entitled “Taking Stock:
  • Developing Your Recipe for Ontario Food Culture in Foodservice,” at Sustain Ontario’s Bring Food Home conference in Windsor, 17-19 November
  • Presenting Feast ON at the Hills of Headwaters Partners in Tourism Summit in Caledon, 25 November
  • Introducing everyone at the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference in Kingston to Feast ON, 3 December
  • Presenting Feast ON to the Muskoka & District Chefs Association and the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association (Simcoe County), at Georgian College in Barrie, 9 December
  • Posting an opportunity for individuals and organizations across the province to become Feast ON Community Connectors, 21 November
  • Continuing to work with great partners, such as Foodland Ontario, Ontariofresh.ca, Ocean Wise, and Wine Country Ontario

So in the spirit of Feast ON–as you celebrate this season–think about how you can include Ontario food and beverages on your holiday menus

 

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Farms at Work

Farms at Work

Ecological Farmers Conference 2014

When: December 4-6, 2014

Where: YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia

Presented by EFAO in partnership with FarmStart and Supporting Partners, Farms at WorkBauta and Everdale

To celebrate our 35th Anniversary, we’re launching our first annual conference. We expect 250 participants on beautiful Lake Couchiching with over 30 intermediate and advanced level workshops on vegetable and livestock production, soil health, seed saving, grains and more!

A practical conference for ecological farmers, by ecological farmers!

 

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Peterborough’s Farmers Market

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

Located in the Morrow Building

 George & Lansdowne Street, Peterborough
www.peterboroughfarmersmarket.com

 

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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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