Harvest Dinner – with Chef Greg Butler (Deposit)


Saturday September 30 (4:00 – 8:00 pm)

Experience true farm-to-table dining in a casual outdoor atmosphere at the Back Forty Farm. For our third harvest supper in our exclusive fall harvest series we will be collaborating with the unique and talented Chef, Greg Butler,  owner of Northern Guild Catering and the beloved Cardinal Cafe.  The cuisine will be based on fresh, quality ingredients that are grown, raised, and foraged on our land. The eight course meal plus canapés will feature organic vegetables from our garden, our own pasture raised meat, handmade bread, and our delicious cheeses. Cooking is done in the wood-oven and on the live fire grill providing truly exceptional flavour.    Chef Greg Butler offers a one of kind dining experience.  Greg has a unique ability of transforming a familiar item into a sensational flavour experience.  

 Prior to the meal, experience a tour of the Back Forty Artisan Cheese factory, lead by head cheese maker Jeff Fenwick. From raw milk receiving to affinage (the art and craft of ageing) participants will be able see, learn, and ask questions about each step involved in the traditional craft of transforming milk into a variety of delicious cheese styles.


  • Meet and greet. Enjoy a complimentary glass of handcrafted local beer, wine, cider or kombucha plus Canapés.  
  • Private Educational Tour of Artisan cheese factory
  • Walk the culinary gardens and see the animals
  • 8 Course meal. Seating is group oriented, harvest style. 

Total Dinner Experience = $165 / person + H.S.T / Gratuity. 

Remaining balance to paid onsite September 30th


Curated Wine Pairings – Available for Additional Charge

A full selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available

Deposit is non-refundable

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About Chef Greg Butler:

Greg has a plethora of culinary experience. Dating nearly 20 years ago, Greg got his first introduction to an authentic Ontario experience, which took place at a rustic cottage resort in the Halliburton Highlands. Given the relatively remote location, Greg was pleasantly surprised by the resorts upscale and classical meals. As a Toronto native, Greg found the move to the Highlands to be a refreshing change and fell into a new rhythm with life.

After several years in the Highlands, Greg returned to Toronto to pursue his culinary passion and secured various roles in some of the cities best fine dining restaurants. It was here that Greg was able to absorb valuable knowledge and further develop his skills by working with some of the areas most talented culinary practitioners. Following years at the likes of North 44 and Oro, Greg found his way into the world of private catering. This more intimate but elevated dining experience provided Greg with the perfect medium to implement his ideal culinary experience. Greg’s vision expands beyond providing great meals. His goal is to provide his clients with an unforgettable experience by establishing a mood, creating an atmosphere and delivering the full experience of a perfect evening which centers around quality food, drink and friends.

Greg and his wife Christine, are now the proud owners of Northern Guild Catering along with the Sharbot lake Cafe. Greg’s life experience and push and pull from the city and country living has now aligned to inspire his creative and unique menu. Greg loves to blend the familiar with unique / unusual flavors and is eager to provide a one of a kind dinning experience. Greg is looking forward to foraging the Back Forty farmstead and eager to work with the farms quality heritage meats, fruits and garden produce.

Additional Details:

  • Vegetarian option available. Please notify in advance
  • Gluten Free can be accommodated upon request in advance
  • No dairy free options.
  • Optional wine pairings available

Please mention in comments section upon order placement, guest names, any food allergies and if vegetarian meal is requested.

Deposit is non-refundable.