As April 23 is quickly approaching, we are excited to begin selling tickets for Eat Alberta 2017: Back to Basics on March 7, 2017.
Joining in Canada’s 150th celebrations, we’re going back to learning, sharing and creating the basics of Alberta’s favourite foods. The 2017 conference will centre on participants learning to prepare classic Alberta dishes, while learning the cultural and historical story behind the food.
We are bringing back local favourite and Eat Alberta founding member, Allan Suddaby of Elm Café to teach participants how to make food “just like your Baba used to make.” We are welcoming two new chefs, Steve Brochu of Chartier and Shane Chartrand of Sage Restaurant, and a new sponsor, Alberta Chicken Producers, to the Eat Alberta table. This year promises to be an exciting and dynamic lineup that marries the best of modern Alberta with the skills and knowledge of the past. Check out our new Sessions & Presenters page to learn more.
Maintaining our focus on connecting Albertans to food knowledge, we are proud to share that Jon Hall will be joining our food family as the 2017 conference keynote speaker. Hall has been immersed in the local Edmonton food scene for over 20 years. Alongside his late wife, Chef Gail Hall, they inspired many Edmontonians with their Seasoned Solutions loft cooking classes and tours. Jon brings to the table an extensive knowledge of Edmonton, and Alberta’s diverse culinary history, including cultural influences and community importance.