Ernest’s is Open

In keeping with public health regulations, we are currently practicing physical distancing and highly recommend reservations due to limited seating. If you do not have a reservation, please contact us, and we will try to accommodate you as best as possible. Additionally, we are no longer accepting parties larger than six people. Thank you for your cooperation.


Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Ernest's proudly supports NAIT students

Ernest's Dining Room at NAIT is so much more than a restaurant. It provides real, hands-on restaurant and service experience with  for students in both Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs. When you dine at Ernest's, you are giving our students an invaluable opportunity to practice their skills as they work toward starting their careers in restaurants and hospitality.

Critical acclaim and numerous accolades identify the haute cuisine prepared by second year Culinary Arts diploma students as outstanding. OpenTable diners have awarded Ernest's in 2016 & 2017 among the Top 100 restaurants in Canada.

Culinary Arts

Students in NAIT's renowned Culinary Arts program are introduced to the fundamental skills of cooking, including contemporary hot and cold presentation, pastry art and international cuisine

Hospitality Management

Do you love dynamic and fast-paced environments? A career in hospitality is flexible and creative and will allow you to meet new people every day.

Culinary clubs and competitions

NAIT students travel across the world and participate in award competitions and skills challenges throughout the year.

Club Culinaire

Club Culinaire is a student-managed club responsible for coordinating student activities, charitable fundraisers and community-based events.

Chef in Residence

Students at NAIT get the rare opportunity to learn first-hand from some of the best chefs in the world.

NAIT Culinary Team

Accomplishments and achievements of the NAIT Culinary Team

Upcoming Courses

You don't have to be a culinary student to learn at NAIT. Explore these culinary courses, offered through NAIT Continuing Education.

BAKG330 - Pastry Boot Camp

Practice fundamental patisserie techniques to create a variety of decadent pastries, baking and dessert masterpieces.