Welcome to From the Farm….

Cynthia Peters – Owner & Chef Instructor Passionate about food and well-being, Cynthia has been actively involved in a number of food related  endeavors for the past two decades. She is a personal chef and an honors graduate of Liaison College of  Culinary Arts and holds certificates from Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa. Cynthia co-founded The Spice Sisters, a personal chef services business in Toronto in 2006. Today she owns and operates  From the Farm Cooking School. As a food writer, she is a regular contributor to a number of publications and websites. Her love for food and traditions is evident in her collection of more than 600 cookbooks. She is inspired everyday to create menus, based on the seasons and love of bold flavors and textures. She is the author of “The Art of Herbs” cookbook and a Community Advisor & Board member for a number of provincial & regional food & tourism organizations. Cynthia is Vice-Chair  of Slow Food Prince Edward County and Chair of the Board of Taste the County – The County’s tourism marketing organization. “I feel privileged to be working with so many talented people in Prince Edward County” 

Trish Chuszcz 

photoFood and culinary arts have been the focus of Trish’s life for a very long time. After 16 years in Toronto as a caterer and wholesaler of specialty foods, Trish and her family moved to the County in 1989. Upon arrival in the County, Trish worked for and trained under Chef Heinz Haas, the former head of Culinary Arts at Loyalist College. She is a keen observer and participant in the growth of the food and wine industry in Prince Edward County and is very excited to be part of From The Farm Cooking School.


Karin Deveaux

Former co-owner of Harvest Restaurant and Pinch Gourmet, Karin shines in the kitchen with her great stories and technique know-how. With more than 15 years behind the stove, this pastry chef come entrepeneur, will keep you entertained. Karin is currently a professor at the Culinary School at Loyalist College in Belleville.


Victoria Rose

A lover of all things from the earth, especially grapes, Victoria is an owner of Long Dog Winery, located here in the County. Made of 100 per cent County Grapes, Long Dog wines have been featured in numerous publications and highly recommended by leading reviewers as Tony Aspler, David Lawrason and Natalie MacLean. A chef at heart, Victoria is also creating new recipes and being inspired everyday by her farm’s vegetable garden. www.longdog.ca


Guest Chefs and Producers 

Amazing Artisan Breads & Spreads
Henry Willis,
Chief Baking Officer
& Co-Owner of Humble Bread




Sausage Making with Angelo
Angelo Bean –
“Sausage King of Ontario