Kitchen Party : Ryan Rivard

Everyone knows that the best parties always end in the kitchen. With our new series Kitchen Party, we�re sitting down with Feast ON Chefs to get to know them, and the local foods that inspire them, a little better. 


Ryan RivardChef Ryan Rivard

The Combine
Simcoe, ON


Chef says: ?We are in the hotbed of agricultural production here in Norfolk. There’s more diverse products here than anywhere else in Canada. There’s just such a plethora of things to choose from in every season. I love it. I love Ontario.”

 Most underrated Ontario ingredient? Y U Ranch Longhorn Cattle from Oxford.

Favourite seasonal ingredient? Anything that is actually seasonal. There’s no such thing as a favourite.

All-time favourite Ontario drink? Beaus Lug Tread from up in Vankleek Hill.

Favourite lake fish? Pickerel.

Any guilty food pleasures? Chicken pot pie!

What do you cook for yourself at home? Everything — I keep things different every night.

Favourite Ontario restaurant? Local Kitchen and Wine Bar, in Parkdale, Toronto. Fabio and his team really do great things.

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