Artists Retreats

Chef Gordon  Hoselton  started in the  hospitality business at  7  years old  in his love  of cooking, under his grandfather  Chef Charles  J.  Hoselton  in his fathers  restaurants , The Golden Miller Restaurants Ltd. , dad’s  farm  and uncle’s  cafeterias, bakery and vending machines ,The Dutch Oven Food Services Ltd. still run by his cousin Lauren.  This  apprenticeship  garnered  classifications of  a journey man cook,   inter-provincial red seal cook’s papers , chef de cuisine and master of culinary arts  as well as food service administration. Director of nutrition in two hospitals,  directing large food services such as the Goose Bay , Labrador-  USA, British and  NATO  Military air forces base personnel at up to 10,000 of  meals daily as well as criss-crossing the continent as corporate chef for Holiday Retirement Corp.  of America, five years in the Arctic at isolated posts gave sea lift experience .  The original family farming  gave experience of food from field to table  history .   Since  1992  opening Restaurant  La Marmite, Cuisine Aflot – a floating kitchen  and in 2008 at  Lake McGregor Mountain Lodge  B&B in Val des  Monts,Quebec  to falling down that mountain May 2013 and breaking his hips after fishing his lake on top, falling and tumbling  100 feet  on his return to the lodge, which did slow him down for 3 years  and produced   his diversion to an Artists Retreat  at  the mountain  location with monthly rentals now. Allowing cottages and RV’s  at the Riviere  Rouge  , Quebec  and Hawkesbury, Ontario  apartments  all  with monthly rentals  now   allowing artists of all genre the opportunity to find freedom of expression  while maintaining their own food purchasing  and cooking .   The mountain trails, the white waters and rocks  of  Riviere Rouge ,and the  small town feel  of  Hawkesbury apartments give the artists  freedom of expression as well as  that special  Ottawa Valley , Gatineau Hills feel  of  colours ,  geographics  and nature. The mountain is wilderness 25 minutes away from Canada’s parliament in Ottawa.

Chef Hoselton is also available for consultations of  quantity food purchasing,  production,  menu planning  and recipes  in aid of all size, small to large commercial hospitality enterprises  as well  as personal  individual chef requirements,.   The services are very exclusive, private and affordable  and  all contacts  and your personal information is private  and  not publicized .  All rates , prices  and contacts are on an individual basis .  There are no  other websites, advertisements  or public  offerings  of service other than this personal website.    Gordon’s  father was an internationally recognized sculptor, founding  Hoselton  Sculptures in 1970 with his brother Carl , after divesting his restaurants . His baby sister  inherited  the sculpture business and still runs that  to  this day.  Gordon was  independent ,  did not join the family business  and remains independent  with his first love of hospitality  while enjoying very much  his talent in sculptures,  real estate  investing and nature.   His twin sons Jasper and  Julien , Diamond Drillers  working /exploring across the country joined him in 2015.

Writers, painters, sculptors,  photographers, musicians and actors of all genres of the arts will enjoy the lakes, forests, trails , campfires, sandbanks, whitewaters and the solitude of private lands and the creativity from the contact of nature  with comfortable lodging, kitchen and private  bathroom facilities.

Contact Info

  • 819-671-0305
  • 807-355-8025
  • 587-334-8774

Retreat Locations

32 chemin du Lac Clair, Val des Monts , Quebec

Campings & Rooms

1391 Chemin du Riviere Rouge, Grenville sur La Rouge, Quebec

Cabin & RV

178 John Street, Hawksbury, Ontario

Apartments, Fine Arts and Food Services

50' x 18' Cherrywood floor showroom for fine arts

712 Main St, Hawkesbury , Ontario.


Telephone, email or drop by any location for enquiries. Happy Trails !

  • Monthly Rentals
  • Adventure
  • Cook / Chef Direction
  • Professional Consultation of
    • Food purchasing
    • Food production
    • recipes
    • dining / kitchen layouts
    • large production
    • nutrition
    • Food / labour costings
    • marketing
    • Real estate investing
    • Fine arts