Health & Safety Notice (updated May 5)

Ernest’s and NAIT are committed to keeping our community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore have closed the dining room operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at We look forward to serving you again soon.

Student Showcase Buffet

Your Friday lunch plans just got fancier

For a great price, you can choose from an impressive array of delectable dishes prepared by NAIT’s Culinary Arts students. The selection varies from week to week and features amazing creations that the students have learned in class.

$32.50 per person
includes tax and gratuity 

Fridays: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. only

Call 780.471.8676 Email


Our features

Garde Manger

Appetizers and variety of cold Hors d'oeuvres including salads, cold cuts, artisanal cheeses and fresh baked rolls.
closes at 1:00 p.m.


Main dishes and entres with variety of hot side dishes and meat carving station.
closes at 1:10 p.m.


Desserts and pastries, featuring handmade chocolates, mousses, and cakes.
closes at 1:20 p.m

Share your #NAITculinary experience


Hopefully we can make your Monday a little bit sweeter 😉. These are Earl Grey Macarons, made by the afternoon Baking and Pastry Arts students for last Friday’s Buffet!


This afternoon, our very own staff prepared a lovely lunch buffet! The students may be done but we will be keeping you fed until tomorrow (the 21st) 🎉


Amuse bouche featuring a pumpkin donut hole prepared by the NAIT Culinary Team. Check out NAIT Culinary student and Ernest’s cook @catouanne for more about this meal and...