Meat Shack Barbecue

A small restaurant serving meats with big, bold, barbecue flavours. Meat for a Sweet Treat!

Meat Shack Barbecue is the result of a love for good food, especially meat (vegetables, not so much). Meat Shack Barbecue is meant to be a small restaurant (a shack) serving meats with big, bold, barbecue flavours. Expect many kinds of meat, smoked low and slow in the Texas BBQ tradition, along with tasty sides to fill you up!

While Emil started his cooking education in France, he quickly realised that the culinary world extended well beyond the classic French training. Along the way, Emil tried BBQ, got hooked on the spot, and decided to specialise in making the best barbecue meats and flavours as he could. What drove him to land on Texas BBQ is how simple this style is, leaving no room for error. The chef must figure out how to create something amazing from the cheapest cuts of meat that other types of cuisine dismiss, which is what Emil and Meat Shack are striving for.

Emil Henson

Emil Henson

Chef Emil worked in a series of kitchens in Europe and the United States before he moved in 2008 to the Alberta town of Leduc. He has been in the hotel and restaurant industry for almost 30 years. Starting as a cook trainee with Jean-Louis Abauzit, a well known Michelin-star Chef from France, Emil worked his way up until he finished his Diploma in Culinary Arts under the same chef. Chef Emil worked for 7 years in France before moving to Cambridge, England where he worked as an Executive Chef for two 4-star hotels under Forestdale Hotel Management. When he came to Canada, he used to be Chef de Partie in the 4-star, four diamonds Hotel and Restaurant industry in Canada.

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