Restaurants & Food

4 time-saving kitchen hacks you need to try

Is that avocado ripe or rock-hard? Should you stir or shake that cocktail?   Save time and frustration

An Introductory Guide to Making Mead

How David Whitaker turns honey into something even better   See how it's made

Blogger-turned-cookbook author wins national gold medal

“I was writing like I’d write a letter to a friend” says Renée Kohlman (Culinary Arts ’99)   Find out more

NAIT Food and Drink Guide

Your insider's guide food and drink brought to you by Alberta-based NAIT grads

Wondering what our grads have done? Check out our NAIT Guide to Food and Drink to get a comprehensive list of all the amazing restaurants and business our alumni have started. If we’ve missed a name, please contact us and we’ll continue adding to the guide.


Techlifetoday Food and Drink guide featured on CBC's Edmonton AM

Mark Connolly, Kathy Leskow and Scott Messenger talk about finding a new favourite restaurant   Read on

 Browse alumni restaurants by category


Culinary courses

Here’s your chance to learn from the pros – the celebrated chefs of NAIT – in an intensive, fun-filled culinary adventure.

Our chefs are chosen for their extensive industry experiences and their ability to share that knowledge in a supportive learning environment.

Summer 2019

Ernest's at NAIT

Voted Top 100 Restaurants in Open Table Diner's Choice Awards 2018, get exclusive updates about upcoming events, feature dinners and culinary experiences.

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Recipes and gourmet tips

Explore tasty recipes, time-saving kitchen tips and stories from NAIT food experts who are making a difference in the local food community.

Recipe: Rebecca Grant's Cinnamon Meltaways

A taste of the Violet Chocolate Co. in your own kitchen.   Read on

Vikram Vij's coconut curried vegetables

A simple, flavourful recipe from the 2016 NAIT Hokanson Chef in Residence   Read on

5 reasons to check out Chinatown Dining Week

An Edmonton first kicks off with the help of NAIT students and staff   Read on

Rod Butters' signature steak sandwich recipe

Bacon, brioche and crab make "the RJB" amazing   Read on

Pour it on: How a health scare led to a fruit and veggie powder innovation

Edmonton entrepreneur creates juice startup with help from NAIT   Read on

Catering to community: 3 chefs cook up plans for social change

For Glen Pereira, Daniel Huber and Brian McBride compassion and awareness are key ingredients for making a difference   Read on

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