Kim visits Just Cook Kitchens, a new food hall concept in Edmonton - and fills her belly with great food and drinks from local chefs.
Backstairs Burger is one of several restaurants in the JustCook Kitchens 5th Street Food Hall in Edmonton. The new location has allowed many prominent restaurateurs to collaborate with local suppliers for a truly unique food experience. Chefs and owners Levi Biddlecombe and Robert Wick discuss the new location and how it’s elevating Edmonton’s culinary scene.
5th St. Food Hall by Just Cook Kitchens is the new go-to hub for local food businesses. Here, you can find 4 different food concepts operating under 1 roof: Backstairs Burger, HOM, Seitans, and Three Foodies. Amongst that is a small marketplace with goodies from local vendors, a bar to order locally crafted drinks from, and a dining area to enjoy your food in. The food hall is located downtown, near MacEwan University and Rogers Place. Unlike other downtown eateries, free parking is available on the lot just south of the building.
(Ré)Ecoutez l'entretien entre Rudy Desjardins et Maëlle Piquée, Directrice Marketing pour JustCook Kitchens, à propos du 5th St Food Hall.
JustCook Kitchens will open Edmonton's first food hall on Oct. 5 downtown. Announced back in January, the 5th St. Food Hall at 10344 105 Street experienced some delays but the extra time has allowed the business to embrace change wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The idea for the food hall comes from Just Cook Kitchens, founded by Jennifer Keith and Luke Butterworth. They want to help chefs and cooks get pass the barriers and nuances of opening up a restaurant and provide a place for chefs to be able to thrive, and focus on the food.
JustCook Kitchens opens its first location, 5th St. Food Hall, and it's a unique culinary experience everyone should try
JustCook Kitchens is accepting applications from chefs and restaurateurs who want to start a food-based business or test out new concepts in the market without taking on the huge risk of staring up a new restaurant.
Four MBA grads from the Alberta School of Business — Jennifer Keith, Luke Butterworth, Maëlle Piquée, and Spencer Brawner — have teamed up to bring a fresh take on food to Edmonton through JustCook Kitchens. JustCook Kitchens aims to break down barriers to make it easier for chefs to bring their concepts from a great idea to “tested and approved” by the market, faster. Their first location, 5th St. Food Hall, is set to open this July and is destined to become one of the must-eat locations in Edmonton.
It’s a concept familiar to entrepreneurs the world over: take an existing idea and make it better. Then, bring it to market.
That’s exactly what four Alberta School of Business MBA graduates are doing with their latest venture, JustCook Kitchens.
In Episode 1 we talked about the JustCook Kitchen concept and team, and in Episode 2 we got a glimpse at the work/life balance of the entrepreneurial mission behind the scenes. In Episode 3, we get a sneak peek on the business model behind the scenes with Maëlle Pique, (aka“The Bistro Badass”) CMO of JustCook Kitchens!
COO Luke Butterworth shares his first business idea, dream dinner guest, and more!
Jennifer has an “itch” for entrepreneurship! She believes that success for any business or organization has a lot to do with the people you hire onto your team!
Foodies, there’s a new food place in town! You’ve probably been wondering if restaurants that closed during COVID will reopen, and stay open. Food is more than sustenance to humans – it’s evolved into a key social happening! So are there any new ideas to help make the food scene vibrant again for both chefs and foodies?