Ernest’s named one of the 100 best restaurants in Canada for foodies by OpenTable

Published on September 14, 2016

Users of table-reservation service voted NAIT restaurant among the best in the country

Ernest’s at NAIT has been named one of the 100 Best Restaurants For Foodies in Canada for 2016 by OpenTable diners. OpenTable is a online reservation tool that helps its users find tables at a nearby restaurant. The service finds restaurants for more than 19 million diners worldwide each month.

The list of winners is based on reviews from OpenTable diners across the country between Aug. 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration.

NAIT’s dining room has been an essential part of the Culinary Arts program since 1963, providing culinary arts students with critical real-world skills while offering Edmontonians a first-rate dining experience. All elegantly-crafted meals at Ernest’s are prepared by second-year Culinary Arts students under the watch of the polytechnic’s seasoned chef instructors.

The dining room was named Ernest’s in 2005 after Ernest Hokanson – an Edmonton-born entrepreneur who owned a successful oilfield catering company.


Brent Murton, dining room supervisor, Ernest’s 
“We are ecstatic and over the moon. We are so pleased to be recognized with such worthy restaurants across the country. This ranks our culinary program in the same league with some of the greatest restaurants in Canada.”

Ziv Schierau, head of national accounts, OpenTable Canada 
“Our 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies list highlights establishments across the country that are being recognized for their creativity and culinary excellence. Ernest’s has been chosen by OpenTable diners for offering a gastronomic experience that stands out among thousands of restaurants from coast to coast.”


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About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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