Our Story

Our Story

The Farmhouse at The Grand Colonial is close to the City, but seems a world away. Established in 1685, this historic, one-of-a-kind homestead is nestled on over 10 acres in the rolling hills of Hunterdon County New Jersey, among towering trees and lush gardens. With its original, exposed beams and hand-hewn stonework, The Farmhouse is a unique setting for your customized social or corporate event, and an inspired meal in a relaxing, unhurried environment.

Our catering and à la carte restaurant facilities embrace farm to table menus featuring the freshest, locally sourced and foraged ingredients, complemented by handcrafted cocktails, revolving wine vintages and craft beers. Award-winning Chef Christine Ayers and her team blend global fare with seasonally focused menus and impeccable hospitality. Farm-fresh ingredients from our own “Back Forty” vegetable garden and local farms unite in dishes influenced by cuisines from around the world.

Whether for your wedding, meeting, banquet, special occasion or private dinner, join us for artisanal dining experiences in authentically historic rooms and al fresco settings. Our team will create the custom atmosphere you desire for your event — from rustic-chic to refined casual to formal — focused on the highest quality cuisine and world-class service at every touch point.

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Our Team

Led by award-winning Chef Christine Ayers, The Farmhouse team collaborates to create an unforgettable guest experience. Chef Christine graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, and forged her reputation as a culinary artist with outstanding mentors in the finest kitchens in Manhattan including Restaurant Daniel and in New Jersey at the Ryland Inn. Additionally, Chef Christine is a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Together with The Farmhouse team, Chef Christine applies her culinary talents to create beautiful, fresh, farm to table cuisine.

Christine Ayers in the ballroom
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Awards & Memberships

Chef Christine Ayers

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Member

The Farmhouse at the Grand Colonial Restaurant

3 out of 4 Stars, The Star Ledger
Top Eats Hunterdon County Democrat
NJ Monthly Best Burger
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Member

The Farmhouse at the Grand Colonial Catering

Wedding Wire:
Couples’ Choice Award 2014, 2015, 2016
Bride’s Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2013