About Jay

I have branded myself ‘Chef Recovery’…

Taking my real life recovery from drugs & alcohol & turning them into real life recipes.
My recipe for a clean & sober life – 9 years & counting.

Now a successful Executive Chef running his own catering company, Chef Recovery Catering & Launching a food line called Freshwater Cuisine in Kenora Ont. it is hard to believe that Chef Jay Barnard (aka Chef Recovery) was once an addict that was out of control & that most lost hope for….

This is his story of Recovery & Redemption.

My Prayer

God give me the strength, courage, hope and faith I need.

Believe in me, trust in me, have faith in me, love and care about me unconditionally.

Give me patience, tolerance, understanding, forgiveness and acceptance of others struggles along with my own.

Let me love myself, care about myself and like myself enough to move forward in a positive direction.

Let me be comfortable with who I am and what I am doing.

Let me live in the day, the moment and live on life’s terms.

My Lord, I turn my will and my life over to the care of you today; guide me in my recovery.

- Amen