Charles Part was born in London, England and graduated from London’s Westminster Hotel School in London in 1978. In 1979 Charles opened his first restaurant The General Trading Company Café in central London to rave reviews. Charles moved to Canada in 1981 where he continued his work in the industry, and met his Canadian wife Jennifer Warren. Together they established their first restaurant, Loons Restaurant in Toronto, before moving with their children to Chelsea, in the beautiful Gatineau Hills in 1992. They opened “Restaurant Les Fougères” a year later and began their journey and love affair with sustainable, seasonal and regional cuisine. The restaurant’s gardens now occupy a large part of the property and provide the kitchen with a wide variety of fresh vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. Many ingredients are drawn from the bounty of fresh produce available from quality-oriented local farmers.