Hi! I'm Luay Ghafari and welcome to Urban Farm and Kitchen! I am a recipe developer, chef, blogger, author, garden to table educator, consultant, photographer and content creator based in Toronto, Canada. I have been active in the online gardening community for several years, sharing tips, tricks, advice, and garden-to-table recipes with my followers on Instagram and Tiktok. Follow me on Pinterest too!
Though I am mostly self-taught in the kitchen, I did attend the George Brown College Culinary Arts program. The recipes on this blog feature my favorite seasonal ingredients, my Middle Eastern upbringing and my love for Mediterranean cuisine.
I am publishing my first garden-to-table book in 2023, featuring both garden tips and advice as well as several seasonal recipes. I'm incredibly excited to share this project with you all!
I am the co-founder of the educational teaching platform gardenologie, where I teach a garden-to-table Master Class with hands-on support that encourages students to plan, grow, maintain, harvest, preserve and cook right from their gardens.
Work with me
My business webpage includes more information about potential collaboration and partnerships and the types of services I offer both commercial clients and individuals. A Media Kit can be shared upon request.
I have worked with Brands including Kubota Canada, Daily Harvest, Home Hardware, PRO-MIX , Metro Ontario, Bridgehead Coffee, and several others. Let's talk!
Media and Interviews:
Toronto Life Magazine
The Grow Guide podcast - Maximizing Your Garden Space with Luay from Urban Farm & Kitchen
Steven Biggs Garden Life Podcast - Luay's Urban Farm and Kitchen
Humans Who Grow Food Feature - Aug 6, 2018
Humans Who Grow Food Feature - Nov 19, 2019
Interview for Gardening Documentary by Fleck Productions
Growing Tomatoes with Luay and Jaz | ASK gardenstead 006
THE BEST INFLUENCERS FOR GARDEN LOVERS
Authority Magazine (Medium.com) Interview