Ernest's Dining Room at NAIT has been aptly described as the "jewel in the crown" located in the Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts in the Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies. Ernest's decor is described as understated elegance with tasteful compliments of cheery wood and brass highlights. A beautiful rock feature wall, muted lighting and attention to detail provide the room with a distinct corporate ambiance.
Critical acclaim and numerous accolades identify the haute cuisine prepared by second year Culinary Arts diploma students as outstanding. OpenTable diners have awarded Ernest's in 2016 among the Top 100 restaurants in Canada. Seasoned chef instructors emphasize the importance of using high quality local regional products. Mastery of traditional cookery combined with contemporary artistry has resulted in a truly electric cuisine. Elegant service is provided by eager students who are part of the Hospitality Management program. An emphasis on etiquette and authenticity is encouraged through the guidance of professional mentors.