Chefs at Old Red Barn

The Old Red Barn Proudly Supports The Alberta Chef Community, & Uses Locally Sourced Ingredients to Support Local Farmers.

Chef Rui Carvalho

Meet Chef Rui Carvalho! Rui is born and raised in Edmonton from Portuguese parents. He has worked kitchens for 25 years, from Northlands, Edmonton Petroleum Club and Earls Restaurants as Head Chef for over 10 years. He was awarded top chef the last 3 years at Earls. He studied and obtained Red Seal Journeyman at NAITs famous Culinary program. Rui has been the owner and executive chef of Villa Bistro for the past 5 years with his fiancée Keltie. He is a proud father of 3 Lil ladies, avid sports fan, food and wine lover!

Farm to Table Dates: June 22, July 13, August 17 2023

Chef Tyson Wright

Meet Chef Tyson Wright of Camrose AB! He has been in the industry for 20 years, working his way up from a dishwasher to obtaining his red seal and journeyman tickets in 2015. Tyson brings the style that he likes to call “Grammas kitchen” using southern BBQ, Italian, and French techniques with a modern twist. Chef has won a few competitions including Knife Wars in 2017, and Heartland Signature Chef in 2022.  Chef Tyson had the pleasure of competing on Food Networks Fire Masters airing April 30th, 2023. Catch his episode on Amazon Prime, Season 5, episode 13 “The Fast and The Firey-ous”

Farm to Flame Dates: August 10, September 21 2023

Chef Lindsay Porter

Meet Chef Linsday Porter! Born and raised in St. Albert AB, Chef Porter is now the Executive Chef of The Common Restaurant in Edmonton. Formerly, the Chef and Owner of London Local Restaurant in Edmonton. 

After graduating, Lindsay travelled to Europe for two months. Lindsay has worked with many charities such as Wellspring, and Mount Royal cookoff. Lindsay has competed on Food Network and won Guys Grocery Games as well as competing and winning Firemasters,  Beat Bobby Flay, Iron Chef Canada and most recently Top Chef Canada. Chef Porter has also filmed commercials for Knorr through Vice recently, and loves to be involved in events throughout Edmonton.

Farm to Flame Dates: July 6, August 23, Septmber 28 2023

Chef Tamara Solon

Meet Chef Tamara Solon! Growing up in Edmonton, Tamara Solon was always fascinated by the variety of cultural foods available right at her doorstep. She comes from a close knit Ukrainian family where food was always the centre of any family function. She graduated in April of 2016 from NAIT culinary school and has been a proud member of the Chartier family since day one.

Chef Tamara is dedicated to building strong relationships with local farmers, producers, and artisans. Her menus are designed and built with their long term sustainability in mind, and believes strongly in profiting with farmers (not off them).

In 2021 Tamara was featured in The Food Network’s “Big Food Bucket List” starring Jon Catucci, and has received multiple accolades including “Best Brunch” by Avenue Magazine in 2020. She is now a partner at Chartier, and is working on the next business venture for the company – Mother by Chartier which is set to open at the beginning of May 2023. She is an active member of the NAIT Culinary Arts Advisor Committee as a way to promote change within the Hospitality industry.

Farm to Table Dates: August 20, 2023

Chef Jason Oliver

Edmonton local born and raised, Chef Jason Oliver is the new Executive Chef for the prestigious Royal Mayfair Golf Club. 
In his youth, Jason spent many days in gardens, fields of grain, and tending animals in the country. He learned that hard work started before the chickens stirred and that getting your hands dirty on the farm was an amazing yet tough lifestyle. 
Chef Oliver’s philosophy is to let the food speak for itself, from the raw to the cooked meat dishes, the ingredients need to be allowed to shine with a & “less is more” or “KISS” approach. 

Farm to Flame Dates: September 21, 2023

Chef Jessie Chambers

Meet Chef Jessie Chambers Executive Chef of The Glens Grill, Owner of Farm to Table Catering Inc & The Graze Food Truck from Wetaskiwin AB. 

Farm to Table Dates: July 27, August 12 2023


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