April 8, 2019
As a co-owner of Earth Rhythms, Celes has been an early proponent of experiential tourism. He is a guide, choreographer, and storyteller.
April 1, 2019
Charles and Jill Wright opened Locomotive Espresso in a building that has been a neighbourhood variety store for 45 years. Locomotive is located at the corner of Pall Mall and Colborne at the railroad tracks, in the former Helen’s Variety. Locomotive baristas have received strict training in Pilot Coffee Roaster’s Toronto espresso laboratory.
Locomotive Espresso opened its doors looking to fill a growing worldwide thirst for local, independent coffee bars serving the highest quality beverages.
Slow Food Dinner Experience
February 5, 2019
Twenty new experiential tourism coaches emerged as a result of the Train the Trainer course hosted by Ontario’s Southwest and facilitated by Celes Davar of Earth Rhythms. A gathering of DMO partners, tourism operators and “experience” partners were hosted by the Lavery Culinary Group at The In Home Chef Cooking Studio. The Slow Food inspired evening, facilitated by Bryan Lavery and MCed by Nick Lavery featured a craft beer pairing by Nate Torresan of Fork River Brewing. Guests included LCG’s Hospitality Consultant Gary Rowsell and Manuela Frongia. Dinner was prepared by Chefs Thomas Waite and Ashton Gillespie.
Download the menu here.
Read about Bryan Lavery’s experience with Slow Food here.
Services: Experiential Tourism, Culinary Event Facilitation, Photography, Videography, Event Planning
January 18, 2019
Chef Andrew Wolwowicz at Craft Farmacy has created the quintessential Seafood Tower with Colossal Shrimp Cocktail. Shrimp and oysters sourced by Steelhead Food Co. in St. Thomas.
Planting the Seeds for Experiential Tourism
November 19, 2018
Working with chef/food writer Bryan Lavery of Lavery Culinary Group, cookbook author Alieska Robles, chef Thomas Waite of The In Home Chef, chef Brian Su-an of Reverie Restaurant, culinary farmer Paul Spence and nutritionist and tea sommelier Michelle Pierce Hamilton, they created and delivered a new interactive culinary experience for tourism stakeholders. This experience and associated presentations provided sparks for tourism stakeholders who were present. As one participant reflected about what they learned… “To think more broadly about how the skills and gifts of folks in our region can amplify the tourism experience and create greater revenue generation and sustainability for small businesses.”
Services: Photography, Videography, Event Planning
December 5, 2018
Pizzeria Madre in London’s up and coming Soho district is one of London’s best kept culinary secrets. Chef Matt Reijnen’s and Jessica Washburn’s stellar Pizzeria Madre is situated in a 130-year-old building on Wellington Street and offers an exceptional dining experience. This licensed, casual contemporary pizzeria is sophisticated and nicely appointed with high ceilings, tile floors, picture windows, whitewashed walls and a partially open kitchen. Our team recently coordinated a photo shoot to build some collateral for an upcoming publication.
September 14, 2018
There has been a movement towards a modern, minimalist cuisine that is natural, but also resolutely seasonal, local, and with a focus on pristine ingredients and terroir. Modernist Cuisine has been a phenomenal success, one that has resonated with chefs all over the world. London-based chef Brian Sua-an and Jerrah Revilles, owners of Reverie, have adapted the Modernist discipline in refining the spectrum of authentic Canadian flavours. This is a new concept, ingredient-driven, cutting-edge, minimalist and hyper-curated.
North Moore Catering Co.
March 17, 2018
North Moore Catering was born in 2008 from owner Jess Jazey-Spoelstra’s desire to bring the culinary finesse of New York City to London, Ontario. Cutting-edge food experiences delivered with extraordinary service are Jess’s forte and hallmark as co-owner of North Moore Catering, The River Room and Rhino Lounge. Jess’s latest collaboration is the acclaimed farm-to-table inspired restaurant Craft Farmacy that shares the building with North Moore Catering. Her stylish design sensibility can be seen reflected in all her projects and events. Jess developed her discerning palate for food and wine while living in New York City. For Jess and her team, it’s all about delivering elegance and comfort, right down to the smallest detail. View the site here.
Services: Web Development
Winemaker’s Dinner at The Bruce Hotel
February 3, 2018
The Bruce Hotel in Stratford offers a true fine dining experience. In addition to documenting the activity in the kitchen and photographing each dish as they came out for the prix fixe menu night, we created this promotional film which includes an interview with Chef Arron Carley.
Services: Photography, Videography
Whole Sturgeon Dinner with Chef Thompson Tran
January 27, 2018
Chef Thompson Tran at the Northern Divine, Growing Chefs, Ocean Wise, and Wooden Boat Food at the Whole Sturgeon Dinner. This five course dinner included confit sturgeon, sturgeon & crab croquette, and sturgeon & duck liver pate.
Services: Photography, Videography
November 21, 2017
Services: Photography, Videography
What We Do
Lavery Culinary Group (LCG) is a full-service marketing and video production company. LCG is a combination of unique perspectives, industry experience, and inter-generational insights. Bryan and Nick Lavery and associates bring their knowledge of media, marketing, photography and filmmaking to all things culinary. We bring an informed and educated point of view to all our projects.
Each project is approached with a dedicated focus on intentional storytelling. Giving viewers a chance to build a direct connection by learning about the challenges and triumphs of local farmers, restaurateurs, and winemakers drive a desire to experience the region first hand. We are experts at identifying a compelling story where others may not see one and helping our clients tell their story on camera in a comfortable and natural way.
We specialize in videography and photography and with a strong focus on culinary and agritourism, and the emerging experiential tourism market.
LCG’s marketing services comprise cinematography, photography, visual and traditional storytelling, as well as web development. LCG provides specialized services to entrepreneurs and DMO’s in the culinary community to help them bring new ideas and businesses to market. Expertise is focused on helping start-ups and existing culinary businesses improve operations to achieve a sustainable and profitable operation. LCG’s experience will guide any culinary endeavour to succeed.
LCG strategically partners with businesses and start-ups so they can grow and thrive, by providing businesses with the ability to respond to evolving consumer and market demands with agility. Doing so gives our clients the broadest possible benefits that our offerings of specialized services, innovative solutions, technical abilities, and skilled professionals can provide.
– Business Start-up, Expansion or Modernization
– Developing Business ideas, Innovation, Research and Development
– Entrepreneurial Support
– Employee Training and Development, Productivity
– Menu and Recipe Development
– Consultant Services and Advice
Marketing and Development
– Photography, Cinematography and Visual and Traditional Storytelling
– Web Development
– Social Media Management and Consultation