Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting

Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting Providing advice on all things food related. Recipe writing & development, teaching & culinary events. I can help your business with menu writing etc
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FoodWorks Ottawa
11/30/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

This #FBF is for our leader, Chef Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting featured in the Toronto Sun in 1988. 😆. We are so lucky to have you! #MySonThechef

FoodWorks Ottawa
11/30/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

This #FBF is for our leader, Chef Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting featured in the Toronto Sun in 1988. 😆. We are so lucky to have you! #MySonThechef

FoodWorks Ottawa
11/12/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

Foodworks and everyone who makes up the Foodworks team- OCH Social Worker Katie Sanders, Mandi Lunan- Food Business Coach Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting and Eric Bollman, communications officer at Operation Come Home were all honoured to be interviewed for the AnthroDish Podcast Thank you for inviting us to be on Sarah!

Listen to us chat about the different roles and stories about the day to day at our social enterprise here:
http://www.anthrodish.com/episodes/foodworks

FoodWorks Ottawa
10/09/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

This spread tho... 🥰🥰🥰 Thank you to Marilou Moles of Twenty York Street for this incredible capture of our tzatziki, caponata, tofu corn fritters, hummus and mini carrot cake. Order yours today at www.foodworksottawa.ca

FoodWorks Ottawa
10/07/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

We just love our regular customers

FoodWorks Ottawa
09/28/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

Having a big Thanksgiving family party? Planning your corporate holiday gathering? Order from Foodworks- besides the obvious- we make delicious crowd pleasin' stuff- you'll also be supporting youth recruited from Operation Come Home learning and building cooking and employability skills.

www.foodworksottawa.ca

FoodWorks Ottawa
08/22/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

Our veg and dip platters (with their creamy house made ranch dip) are no "has bean-s" 😆

Order up some of everyone's favourite snack for your next family event, workshop, conference or luncheon at www.foodworksottawa.ca

FoodWorks Ottawa
07/28/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

Buy delicious catering and support Operation Come Home youth, it's a win win.

Thank you for this beautiful story and all you do Chef! Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting

07/25/2019
Operation Come Home

Thanks

From Bruce Wood, the superstar chef who runs FoodWorks Ottawa today:

"When J one of our youth started he had no experience. This morning he made mayonnaise from scratch and regaled us with tales of the dinner he made last night at home. It is so awesome to see this young person grow. And his sidekick K just built 2 salads and did other prep with minimal guidance. I can't stop smiling."

Love to see Bruce smiling! (Even when his pseudonym references are cribbed straight out of Men In Black...)

FoodWorks Ottawa
07/23/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

Shared from Operation Come Home

Social Enterprise Works (SEW) is a new supportive employment program that will provide youth with employment and wraparound supports. This will ensure that participants retain work in one of our social enterprises (BottleWorks ArtWorks and FoodWorks) and then find jobs in the community. SEW will provide youth with an opportunity to find jobs and housing whilst receiving social support such as counseling and basic needs.

So proud of Jake & Jed great job & shy Kyle in the background
06/17/2019

So proud of Jake & Jed great job & shy Kyle in the background

A huge thank you to Jen Bernard Photography / Jen Bernard for taking the time to pay us a visit and get these breathtaking shots of our youths hard at work.

A great Brunch class with lovely people
05/03/2019

A great Brunch class with lovely people

Stuffed French toast with brandy sautéed peaches #cookeryclass #brunch

It was great night with my friend Julia and lovely guests.
03/30/2019

It was great night with my friend Julia and lovely guests.

Tuna tartare with pickled red onions, capers & garlic toast #cookeryclass #bistrofavorites

FoodWorks Ottawa
03/05/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

"A" is working hard boiling chickpeas for making #hummus for today's catering gig! Interested in ordering from @ochottawa 's tasty social enterprise? Link in profile. 🧀🍔🥦🌯🍿🥘

The Quirky Carrot
03/02/2019
The Quirky Carrot

The Quirky Carrot

Hey thanks for including us on this delicious list!

Ferme Mariposa Farm
02/02/2019

Ferme Mariposa Farm

Winter is a splendid, majestic and spectacular time to experience cabin life. Visit Airbnb to rent our cabin.
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L’hiver est une magnifique, splendide et majestueuse saison pour profiter de notre gîte en forêt. Visiter Airbnb pour louer le gîte.

FoodWorks Ottawa
01/12/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

Perfect Penne, Spicy Ragout and Bacon Wrapped Chicken await you this coming week- don't miss out!
Head to www.foodworksottawa.ca

FoodWorks Ottawa
01/11/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

Who doesn't love a great sandwich? Especially when you don't have to make them yourself- they just taste better, don't they?
Let our great social enterprise cater your next luncheon. (Or any event that sandwiches are in order for, really!)
www.foodworksottawa.ca

FoodWorks Ottawa
01/02/2019

FoodWorks Ottawa

FoodWorks Ottawa
12/23/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

Happy holidays all! we'll be taking it easy on our meal subscription service to enjoy the holidays until January 2. Foodworksottawa.ca is open 24/7 for all of your ordering needs.

FoodWorks Ottawa
12/20/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

Doing some last minute shopping? Let Foodworks save Christmas with one of our gift cards! The lucky recipient can then order a lovely meal (or two) from our website - and we have some great meals coming up this winter ❄️❄️❄️

Order here: https://www.foodworksottawa.ca/order-your-meals/gift-card

Ferme Mariposa Farm
12/16/2018

Ferme Mariposa Farm

French Canadian Christmas Feast
11/18/2018
French Canadian Christmas Feast

French Canadian Christmas Feast

Chef Bruce is back! Join us for a warming French Canadian Christmas. Beginning with the lovely pate cretons, followed by tourtière with a salad of bitter greens. We will also make rich & flavourful beans baked with bacon & molasses and a dessert of tarte au sucre with crème chantilly

The Quirky Carrot
11/09/2018

The Quirky Carrot

HEY PALS!!! Hot off the press! The LATEST @edibleottawa issue is IN!!

OZ Kafe
10/10/2018

OZ Kafe

We are very excited to present our next guest chefs for our monthly #chefappreciationnight!
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Please join us on Monday, October 29th as @chefbrucewood & his team from @foodworks_och treat you to a multiple course menu for only $40!
Give us a call at 613.234.0907 to reserve your spots to join us!
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@foodworks_och is a social enterprise that recruits at risk youth from @ochottawa and teaches them kitchen skills under the supervision of red seal Chef Bruce Wood. They offer meal subscription & custom catering!
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#foodworks #operationcomehome #ozkafe #ozkafe10york
#chefnight #ottawacooks
#ottawafood #ottawa #bywardmarket #industrynight #localfood @ OZ Kafe

FoodWorks Ottawa
09/29/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

Fall vibes are all over this weeks offerings. And butter tarts delivered to your door? Sounds dangerous. 😻😻😻😻

Feast of Fields 613
09/24/2018

Feast of Fields 613

Social Enterprise FoodWorks Ottawa will be joining us this year. Foodworks recruits at risk youth via Operation Come Home and teaches them culinary skills under the supervision of Ottawa Chef Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting

As a result, the youth gain confidence, culinary skills and employability. The public gains a meal subscription service and private catering. Head to www.foodworksottawa.ca to see how to order.

We spoke with Chef Bruce Wood this weekend:

What does Feast of Fields mean to you?

I deeply believe that eating locally is not simply enjoying great food, but it is supporting our communities and providing food security through this support. Knowing & working with wonderful local farmers provides me with a palette from which I can be creative and inspired. When you realise the bounty we have not just in our backyard but Canada as a whole it is extraordinary. Mustard seed, pulses, & all the wild foraged edibles make this a cooks paradise.

Who your favourite local farms?

Ian & Suzanne from Mariposa Farms (Ian and I are twin sons of different mothers) Suzanne is wonderful to work with and a great friend.
Stuart & terry from Bryson Farms are extraordinary and grow beautiful produce.
We have been working with Jen at youth now farm this summer and it has been a great experience.
I'm sorry but I couldn't complete a list without the wonderful Aartje from Pickle Patch farms her heritage Tamworth pigs are amazing.

What is your current favourite locally sourced ingredient?

Bryson Farms ratte potatoes, duck fat & duck breast, pork shoulder from Aartje, and cherry tomatoes, garlic and basil from Youth Now

What is your favourite dish to prepare with these locally sourced ingredients?

Roast the potatoes with the duck fat, Slow roast the shoulder with Beau's Lugtread, herbs & garlic. Toss the cherry tomatoes with dried chilies, the shredded basil a little Vancouver Island sea salt & just tuck in.

Ferme Mariposa Farm
09/16/2018

Ferme Mariposa Farm

09/14/2018
Operation Come Home

Operation Come Home

FoodWorks Ottawa recipe of the week - Pio and Bruce make magnificent baked apples with dates and maple syrup! The following is a direct quote from Bruce himself:

"Apples baked with dates, maple sirop, almonds & warm spices:

Long before multi-national coffee chains jumped on the bandwagon people baked apple pies, gingerbread, and other tempting delicacies. The spices that best accompany these ethereal goodies start with cinnamon and often include allspice, nutmeg, ginger & cloves in varying quantities.
When you are buying spices wander into a bulk food store or health food store, they will be of a higher quality and infinitely cheaper. The same cloves in a lovely little jar are about $7 and in the bulk store about .78 cents. This will also allow you to buy smaller quantities of spices you don't use very often. There are also online stores like Cardamom & Cloves here in Ottawa and Spice Trekkers in Montreal for very high quality and hard to find spices.

I generally buy spices like cinnamon, nutmeg. cloves & nutmeg whole and grind them as I need them. Buy yourself a $20 electric coffee grinder and voila fresher and tastier spice mixtures. As Eric continues with these recipes we will make wonderful curry, chili, Moroccan & other spice combinations that will enliven your kitchen.

Now on to the apples......

Operation Come Home
09/05/2018
Operation Come Home

Operation Come Home

A nice look behind the scenes of FoodWorks Ottawa, where we are seeing such amazing progress! Initially, people turned to FoodWorks because it was a good cause. Now, they're coming because it is good food.

Few of us, including and perhaps especially at-risk youth, put the importance on food that it deserves. But Bruce Wood does, and his passion for food is infectious. Our youth come out of this program not only ready for work in restaurants and the food service industry, but with an understanding of food not often found in others so young.

This is all thanks to Bruce and his outlook. He has a lifetime of understanding and passion for food. Now in the short time he has been running FoodWorks for us he has developed a keen understanding of, and passion for, street-involved youth. Thank you Ottawa Magazine for the article, and thanks Bruce for being a wonderful chef and mentor!

FoodWorks Ottawa
08/27/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

Tasty offerings for this week!

FoodWorks Ottawa
08/19/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

We have some gorgeous summer eats and treats lined up for you next week! Head to foodworksottawa.ca to order.

FoodWorks Ottawa
08/16/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

We'll be on CTV Ottawa Morning Live tomorrow around 8:15- tune in and see what we've been cooking 📺

FoodWorks Ottawa
08/11/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

Attention friends and enemies of Chef Bruce Wood:

Chef Bruce will be getting a tattoo based on your votes* to raise funds for all the youth in our program to get their food safety handling training. We only have two weeks left until voting ends so act now! (*Chef Bruce has veto power)

To vote, visit: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/tattoo-b-q-at-liquid-impact-tattoo/

08/09/2018
FoodWorks Ottawa

FoodWorks Ottawa

All in a hard day's work.
#workhardplayhard #kitchenlife #cook

Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting's cover photo
08/09/2018

Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting's cover photo

FoodWorks Ottawa
08/09/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

"I saw an article about the Poor Chefs Competition and I learned about FoodWorks and what they do. I went to culinary school and I like to help people and get involved in the community, so I decided to sign up to volunteer. I love being helpful and being with the youth, it's a great program"
-Benji

Benji volunteers in the kitchen with us every week & we love him.

#volunteer #community #benjiisdope

FoodWorks Ottawa
08/04/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

Another delicious week here at foodworks

08/03/2018
FoodWorks Ottawa

FoodWorks Ottawa

Busy day in the FoodWorks kitchen today making some delicious jerk chicken tofu.

Okay so further to my comment about getting tattooed, here is the link to the donation page.If you are serious please fo...
07/31/2018
Tattoo-B-Q at Liquid Impact Tattoo - CanadaHelps

Okay so further to my comment about getting tattooed, here is the link to the donation page.If you are serious please follow the link and throw in your $20 and your suggestion. It is for a great cause and I'm trying to raise $500.
thanks
Bruce Woodhttps://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/tattoo-b-q-at-liquid-impact-tattoo/

The good people at Liquid Impact Tattoo are closing down their street to host the first Tattoo-B-Q fundraising street party for Operation Come Home August 25th from 12:00 to 8:00 pm at 376 Bronson Ave! As the chef for FoodWorks, I have agreed to be tattooed. Every donation of $20 here on this page g...

it was a great class (& very flaky, tender scones)
07/20/2018

it was a great class (& very flaky, tender scones)

Chef Bruce giving a demo for the cream scones with boozy cherries & with lavender crème anglaise #cookeryclass

FoodWorks Ottawa
07/02/2018

FoodWorks Ottawa

Switch off the stove, stay cool and let us do the cooking 🍳

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We had an amazingday with Bruce today at Bryson Farm. Food was fantastic. Many helpful hints and great company. So much fun.
Thank you Bruce for a phenomenal cooking/ learning experience at Bryson Farms. I learned so much from you today while being entertained and fed a delicious meal, beautifully prepared. Can't wait for the next time.