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ABonthePlate 2022 Launch
Alberta Local Food Week  |  Terroir Symposium
Bits 'N Bites
Chef Spotlight: Tracy Little (Sauvage, Canmore)
Featured Partner: Tourism Calgary

#ABonthePlate 2022 Dine Around launches August 12th

Get ready Alberta!  The 2022 Alberta on the Plate Dine Around kicks off August 12th with our roster of over 100 participating establishments across the province serving up delicious fixed-price menus featuring local farms and producers.

The menus are being posted on the establishments' profiles, and will be filling up our social feeds all these next few weeks. If you're not already following us on Instagram and Facebook, you should definitely get on it so that you don't miss out on some fantastic giveaways!

Watch for our Destination Highlights special edition newsletters showcasing our amazing destination partners and the exciting culinary adventures that await you.

Check out below to see the amazing participating establishments for #ABonthePlate 2022!






Celebrate Alberta Local Food Week

Alberta Local Food Week was established back in 2018 as part of the Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act.  It takes place each year during the third week of August (which is also why #ABonthePlate also takes place during the same time).   Alberta Local Food Week gives you a chance to meet local farmers and entrepreneurs who work to put nutritious food on our plates, and to show support for all things grown, made and harvested in Alberta.

How can you celebrate Alberta Local Food Week?  Here's a few ideas:

Share your celebrations on social using #ABlocalfood and #ABonthePlate.

Terroir Symposium heads west to Calgary for the first time

After 15+ years in Toronto, the Terroir Symposium is heading west to explore the wide array of culinary offerings in Calgary. 

Terroir Symposium takes their educational and community building program on the road for the first time in over 15 years. Terroir has built a reputation as the place to connect with hospitality leaders, to find inspiration, and to make connections that support business initiatives. And now, Terroir is back to an in-person format in partnership with Calgary’s Food Tourism Strategies and Culinary Marketing Strategies

Arlene Stein, founder of Terroir states, “We’ve had our sights set on exploring Canada, and the dynamic city of Calgary in Alberta had a specific charm to us.” She continues, “With its world class culinary community and the close proximity to Banff, Canmore, and the pristine Rocky Mountains, there’s a lot to look forward to and discover. We are delighted to collaborating with Alberta’s dynamic group of producers and culinary leaders .”

2-Day Symposium Program 
Professional Development Workshops 
Demonstrations with Local Partners
Rural Retreat Day in the City

Throughout 3 days and nights, Terroir creates opportunities for just about anyone involved with hospitality. Tannis Baker, of Food Tourism Strategies says, “As the financial centre of western Canada, Calgary it is a top-ranked city for quality of life. We have such an exciting scene right now, from award-winning chefs and restaurants, to the exploding craft beverage industry, to the heartland of amazing agricultural producers right in our backyard. We are really excited to celebrate and share our story.” 

A selection of this years special guest speakers include:

  • Amanda Cohen: chef, restaurateur, writer, author (New York City, New York)
  • Conor Spacey: chef, Culinary Director of FoodSpace (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Corey Mintz: food reporter, author (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • Elizabeth Falkner: chef, filmmaker, author (Los Angeles, California)
  • Hendrik Dierendonck:, master butcher, author (Carcasse, Belgium)
  • Shane Chartrand: chef, author, Indigenous leader (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Tanya Holland: chef, restaurateur, writer, author (Oakland, California)
    Among many others
Tickets are on sale now, available at Symposium only - $299; VIP Package - $450. Use discount code YYC22 to save $50 until August 5th. Conference hotel and flight rates available.

Bits 'N Bites

Alberta Open Farm Days celebrates 10th anniversary
August 13 & 14

Get out of the city and into the country with Alberta Open Farm Days! Experience what life is like on a farm, eat some delicious food, and learn more about where your food comes from.  Plan your stops and schedule your visit times through the online portal. Don't forget to pack your cooler for all your delicious goodies!  Learn more...
Farm to Table Feasts at The Old Red Barn

Located in Leduc County, The Old Red Barn is passionate about supporting local farmers and wants to tell the story of the farmer. Guests meet local farmers, learning how food gets from farm to fork and leave feeling reconnected back to the farm. They have a variety of dining events taking place throughout the season.  Learn more...

Kneehill County Country Market & Long Table Dinner

Enjoy fresh, local fare prepared by Alberta's top chefs while overlooking Horseshoe Canyon's stunning landscape. Growing Kneehill's annual Long Table Dinner is Friday, August 12, 2022. Providing visitors and residents an opportunity to sample all Kneehill County and the surrounding areas have to offer, the event is located just off of Highway 9, 15 minutes west of Drumheller and a little over 1-hour northeast of Calgary, at the spectacular Horseshoe Canyon.  Learn more...

Servus Credit Union Harvest Dinner August 27

The Lacombe Museum invites you this August to a Harvest Dinner with Guest Chefs from Milly Oak Café and Catering, Tollers Bistro, Leto’s Steakhouse & Bar, and Forno, featuring Blindman Brewing and Flying Cross Ranch! A locally sourced, farm-to-fork experience of a summer night of delectable cuisine and good company. The event is presented by the Lacombe Museum with the support of Servus Credit Union as a fundraiser for our Love Lacombe Heritage Campaign.  
Learn more...


Share your #ABfood Stories

Have a #ABfood story idea?  Share it with us and you may see it featured in one of our monthly newsletters!

(Sauvage, Canmore)

Raised in northern Alberta, Chef Tracy Little grew up hunting and foraging with her forester father. Later, the young culinarian developed an appreciation for food that tells a story about the place it comes from. That passion for hyper-local food that evokes a multi-sensory experience is the driving force behind Sauvage, a fine dining spot in the mountain town of Canmore.  Keep reading...


Tourism Calgary is the official destination marketing and development organization for Calgary’s tourism industry. For more than 50 years, the organization’s primary purpose has been to promote Calgary and area as the destination of choice for leisure travellers.

Guided by Calgary’s Destination Strategy, Tourism Calgary: Markets Calgary in new and exciting ways; Advocates for what’s best for the quality of life of Calgarians and for Calgary’s growing tourism industry; Hosts visitors, and events that build Calgary’s brand and offer shareable experiences; and Activates experiences in ways that attract, connect and inspire.

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