The Chefs at A taste of Hudson
de gauche à droit: Stuart LeBaron, Scott Geiring, Mindy Stenberg, Jean-Pierre Martel, Micheal Lawrence – encanteur extraordinaire, Keith Wells, Dawn Hodes, Thomas Spriet, Dr. Amanda Glew – animatrice de la soirée, Philippe Langlassé, Jason Sandeman, Chloé Lamoureux, Lee Michaelson

Le Nichoir is proud to present A Taste of Hudson an evening of great food, live music and enthusiastic bidding all in support of Canada’s largest, and Hudson’s own, wild bird rehabilitation centre. Proceeds from this evening allow us to hire summer students and to provide bird care throughout the year.

Saturday March 29
St James’ Hall
(642, Main, Hudson – across from Le Nichoir)
5:30 pm hors d’oeuvres, cash bar & music
6:30 pm dinner
Silent and Live auctions

Tickets: $60 advance purchase only
(only 120 available)
450 458 2809 or

This amazing event is made possible by nine great chefs who have volunteered to cook for the 120 lucky guests at a A Taste of Hudson.

Each chef will create dishes they are known for and guests can chat with the chefs as they make their choices at the food stations. The chefs will be serving hors d’oeuvres, soup and garlic bread, roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, vegetarian curry, seafood paella, salads, smoked ribs, locally made ice cream, yummy desserts and more.

Everyone at Le Nichoir, staff, volunteers and board members alike, extend a heartfelt thank you to the following chefs and to C & C Packing, IGA Poirier et Fils and Le Castor Brewing Company for the amazing support they have shown the Centre by being part of A Taste of Hudson.

Scott Geiring – Carambola
Dawn Hodes – Daboom Desserts
Stuart LeBaron – LeBaron Bites
Jean-Pierre Martel – Crème glacée du Terrior Hudson
Lee Michaelson – Restaurant Rube
Jason Sandeman – Auberge Willow
Thomas Spriet – L’artisan de la mer
Mindy Stenberg – Everyday Gourmet
Keith Wells – Mackoli

Read the press release

Read more about each of the chefs and their businesses….

Scott Geiring

“My Wife Heather and I, along with our devoted staff have been running Carambola Cafe since 2002; an intimate tapas restaurant offering a market fresh menu, with options for all preferences. We are very grateful to be apart of community that has kept us around for twelve years where many of our thanks are endless and dedicated to our wonderful clientele; numerous of which are Hudsonites and considered friends & family.”

Dawn Hodes
Daboom Desserts

Dawn Hodes, artist and creator of the delicious and innovative desserts offered at Daboom Desserts is a bird lover who truly appreciates the service Le Nichoir offers. Daboom Desserts , originally known as Les Delices de Dawn established in 1985, is based on a foundation of creativity, peace, love , and all things yummy. Customers of Daboom enjoy original, gourmet, great tasting desserts in eateries throughout Canada. Individuals are also invited to order desserts that can be picked up onsite or may have the option of direct delivery, depending on where they are situated.

Cheesecake ! Chocolate desserts! Squares! Individual portions! Gluten free recipes! Tempt yourself at

We are Daboom Desserts and we make great cake!

Stuart LeBaron
LeBaron Bites

Stuart LeBaron is the sole proprietor of LeBaron Bites Catering, located at 524 Main Road in Hudson, across the hall from Everyday Gourmet. He brings over 30 years experience in the restaurant business, from kitchen manager in the back of the house to high end service in the front end, working at some of the top restaurants in the country.
Able to work within any budget, Stuart offers personalized and customized menus for cocktail parties and “dinatoires”, private dinners or large gatherings, along with appropriate wine selections.

“He is a credit to his profession, part psychic, part salesman, all business…. I would follow this man blindly down a dark alley.” Amy Pataki, Toronto Star.

Jean-Pierre Martel
Hudson Terroir Ice Cream

The Martel family from Hudson – Joanne, Maxime and Jean-Pierre Martel – are in love with the region, and its local products, pure and natural. It’s right here, in the heart of Hudson village, that they produce the first appellation contrôlée super premium ice cream. So indulge!

Hudson Ice Cream is the only 100% natural ice cream with all flavours sweetened with pure Maple syrup. It’s unique in Quebec, unique in the world !

And maybe it’s worth mentioning that I am personally one of Quebec’s Maple Creatives.

Lee Michaelson
Restaurant Rube

Since 1978, Restaurant Rube, a specialty seafood and steak house is one of the best kept dining secrets in the Western region of Quebec.

The welcoming warmth and charming atmosphere of Restaurant Rube is the perfect place to relax and unwind for lunch or dinner, with friends, family and or business groups. The inviting stone fireplace always makes it very cozy. Diners enjoy fabulous dishes from a varied menu of continental local cuisine by Chef/butcher and owner Lee Michaelson. It is with great pride that Michaelson’s high standards focus on serving only the highest quality and fresh meats and produces to his clients. Generous portions served with a grace and elegance together with a superb wine list combine to offer diners a country-style feast.

Eight years ago Michaelson started smoking his own meats, with the Rube Smoker. Making it’s smoked ribs and salmon now famous and a house favourite. Bon appétit!

Jason Sandeman
Auberge Willow

Nestled amidst the picturesque beauty of the Hudson countryside, the Auberge Willow – by the Lake is a historical landmark. For an unparalleled dining experience overlooking the Lake of Two Mountains, guests have the choice of the Willow Pub, the Bistro 208 restaurant or the terrace (in the summertime). Or warm up in front of one of our 3 wood burning fireplaces. The Willow is also the perfect destination for any corporate or personal events, romantic getaways or weddings.

The Auberge Willow by the Lake…Sharing your precious moments since 1820!

Jason Sandeman has joined Auberge Willow as its executive chef in the fall of 2013. Jason brings with him over 15 years of experience with a unique mix of expertise from his days at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge focusing on banquet events or at the upscale KoKo restaurant in the Opus hotel as well as Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill amongst others. Jason’s wide range abilities are the perfect fit to lead the diversified cuisine of the Willow as it caters to Pub, restaurant and banquet guests simultaneously.

Thomas Spriet
L’artisan de la mer

It’s at 205 boulevard Harwood in Dorion that you will find the fishmonger L’artisan de la mer were you will be welcomed by Sophie, Thomas and Christophe, They will guide you through the world of seafood with explanations and tricks to ensure seafood is not a chore or a mystery.

Following the seasons is always an opportunity to discover such as foods a snow crab, lobster, oysters… And why not for special occasions, a seafood platter, a theme dinner (ex a lobster night) and much much more. .. For all those that enjoy a little adventure and culinary pleasure, L’artisant de la mer makes it a whole lot easier.!!.

Melinda Stenberg
Everyday Gourmet

Everyday Gourmet is Hudson’s little food shop with big flavour. Our weekly menu offers the convenience of fast food with the health benefits of home cooked meals. Quality and flavour are focus of our team. We prepare meals, soups, salads, and desserts for you to enjoy in the comforts of your own home. Together with LeBaron Bites catering, 524 Main Road is the one stop shop for all your food needs.

Keith Wells
Mackoli …La sophistication sans prétention…

Keith Wells has always had a love of cooking and entertainment, leading him to three years of study at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Quebec in the art of classic French cuisine. His passion for food has lead him not only to the French style, but to the fusion of styles with that of the countries in which he has travelled. This prompted the opening of Mackoli in 2005. Since then Mackoli has grown, becoming a premiere catering company in Montreal and off island. Having catered large affairs such as wedding celebrations, corporate events, the opening of the Montreal Jazz Festival at Place des Arts to many local charities and events, he still prefers the more intimate offerings of entertaining in the home.