Katie Hayes, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Canada and a Red Seal Chef, grew up in Upper Amherst Cove. During her childhood in Upper Amherst Cove, she spent many days picking rocks to open up new garden beds from which produce now is sourced for the restaurant she co-owns with her husband.
The Bonavista Social Club, located in the small community of Upper Amherst Cove on the Bonavista Peninsula, harnesses the established farm gardens, animal husbandry and self-sufficient lifestyle at work in Upper Amherst Cove to provide a truly unique experience of rural Newfoundland. The restaurant is home to the only commercial wood-fired bread oven in Newfoundland and Labrador. The bread oven is the centrepiece of an open kitchen.