Ernest’s is Open

Following the Government of Alberta's decision to increase the safety measures, Ernest's is closed for in-person dining. Curbside pickup will still be offered. Please place your online order at to select fantastic student-inspired creations from the Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies at NAIT.


For those who enjoy a more adventurous dining experience, Ernest's features a unique Table d'Hôte menu created by our Culinary Arts students Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday for $40/person and with Flight of Wine $65/person.  Please call us for details on dates and menu options for when our Table d'Hôte menus will be offered.

Table d'Hôte menu

Executive Chef Menu Nights

A special menu created by our Executive Chef Rylan Krause will be served on these dates: 

Feb. 10, Feb. 11, Feb. 23 and Mar. 23 to 24

From coast to coast to coast, across the breadth of our great country, Ernest’s dining room at NAIT (or NAIT Culinary) has been influenced by many great chefs. From Michael Stadtlander to Rod Butters to Jeremy Charles, these Chefs in Residence share in a single vision…the unshakable belief that one should celebrate all that is grown, harvested, or bountiful from where you live. Ernest’s shares in this philosophy and passes those beliefs onto each student that graces our kitchen. Help us eat, learn, and celebrate the food artisans, the farmers, the ranchers, the fishermen, and our students!

Your table is ready!


Kale Salad
roasted cauliflower | sweet potato | puffed farro | dried cranberry | chèvre | ginger molasses vinaigrette    9

Duck-Filled Crêpes
wild rice crêpes | duck confit with star anise and ginger  | beet and orange sauce | chives    12

Crispy Pork Belly
sweetcorn griddle cake | jicama cilantro |slaw | lime | honey | fermented chili   12



Pan Seared Arctic Char
french lentils | braised fennel | walnut cream | grapes | pickled mustard seeds     25

Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Suprême
fall vegetable hash | braised red cabbage  | squash | okanagan cider cream sauce    23

"AAA" Alberta Beef Tenderloin
aged cheddar and caramelized onion pavé  | glazed baby carrot and broccolini. | horseradish | mondavi cabernet sauce    28



Chocolate Hazelnut Delice
passionfruit coulis. | mango salsa    6

White Chocolate Crème Brûlée​
lemon macaroon | olive oil cake    6

Chocolate Sphere
strawberry financier | toasted sesame chantilly | warm pink peppercorn caramel sauce    6