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. 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 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. Cynthia is the founder and Managing Editor of Local Tastes magazine, a Metroland Media Group publication. She is the author of The Art of Herbs cookbook and a volunteer and Board member for a number of provincial & regional food & tourism organizations. Cynthia is Vice-Chair  of Slow Food Prince Edward County  “I feel privileged to be working with so many talented people in Prince Edward County” 

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.


Jane MacDonald

Jane’s love of the County and all good things from the fields is paramount in her teaching style. From her years in catering, Jane offers handy tips and stories on the dishes you will be creating together. Wine is also a main ingredient in her life as her sister and brother in law are owners of one of the County’s award winning wineries, Stanners Vineyard.


Guest Instructors  

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