Artisanal Food Market

Location & Hours of Operation 

Location: NAIT Main Campus, Central Building – O120 

Hours of operation

  • Monday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Thursday : 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The Artisanal Food Market is open during regular academic operations, from mid-September to mid-April. The Market is closed on academic breaks including Winter Break and Spring Reading Week.  

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*Please note the former location of the Retail Meat Store (O122L) is closed.  

Freshness, quality, and expertise

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Discover culinary wonders crafted by the talented students of NAIT's renowned Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies programs. Located at NAIT’s Main Campus, the Artisanal Food Market is your gateway to a world of handcrafted products that showcase the skills and creativity of our future food industry professionals. 

At the Artisanal Food Market, we take pride in offering a diverse array of products, including:  

Visit the Artisanal Food Market today! Open to students, staff, and the public.  

Dinner presentation at Ernest's restaurant

Ernest's Dining Room

Ernest's Dining Room at NAIT has been aptly described as the "jewel in the crown" located in the Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts in the Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies. 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.

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Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies

NAIT's Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies has been providing skilled graduates to the hospitality industry for more than 40 years. 

Our graduates can be found around the world, putting their NAIT education to work. The school trains more than 500 students a year in its various programs. Our students benefit from industry-experienced faculty, comprehensive, up-to-date curriculum and the state-of-the-art Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts. 

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Supporting alumni entrepreneurs

The Artisanal Food Market is proud to support alumni from NAIT’s Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies who have gone on to open their own businesses.

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