Workshop Kitchen + Culture


Cuisine type

  • Canadian,


  • Tapas,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservations,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
608 1 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1M6
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

In launching Workshop Kitchen + Culture, the Canadian cuisine restaurant within the Theatre Junction GRAND space, chef and owner Kenny Kaechele and general manager Conrad Sawatzky had dramatic plans. "We wanted to create a place where you still feel like you are part of what's going on in the theatre. But when you’re dining, you don't want to feel like you’re being jostled by all of the people going in." They enlisted designer Connie Young to transform the space into two separate rooms — the lower level restaurant and the upper studio space lounge. Casually elegant, the space beautifully suits the historical brick-and-stone Lougheed Building in which it’s located. The clientele is as eclectic as the theatre’s stage productions, which lean to international experimental performances. Not limited to evening hours, the restaurant also features a speedy and satisfying lunch service.

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This experimental fusion restaurant on Stephen Avenue has become a popular destination for Calgary’s gastronomes due to its inventive takes on classic menu items. Three and five course prix fixe “Workshop Improv” menus are offered daily for $55 and $80. Add wine and beverage pairings to the three-course menu for $30, or to the five-course menu for $42.

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Launched in 2014 in the former Grand Theatre (now called Theatre Junction Grand), Workshop features a warm, rustic interior featuring exposed brick, long tables, metal chandeliers and plaid banquettes. A large contemporary menu featuring dishes such as adobo seafood stew and pineapple porkbelly kabobs make it a belly-rubbing choice for dining. Also try its sweet and savoury house-made soda drinks.

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Theatrically located in the Lougheed Building in a shared space with Theatre Junction Grand, Workshop Kitchen + Culture serves inspired Canadian cuisine. Chef and owner Kenny Kaechele is a veteran of some of the city’s top kitchens, including Rouge. His food is fun, elegant and accessible.

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