wade paterson executive chef
403.836.6587   |   [email protected]   |   calgary ab

chef wade paterson

Like many chefs, my passion for food began at a fairly young age.

Growing up on a farm in northern Manitoba, I always remember the tastes of the first vegetables of the year and how fresh and flavourful they were. Once I moved away from home and had to fend for myself, I began to appreciate the creativity cooking allowed and the enjoyment I got from making people happy with food.

This realization led me to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, in 1989, where I began to pursue my professional cooking career. While attending SAIT, I was chosen to represent the school in The Taste of Canada, a national culinary competition, where I was awarded a Gold Medal.

Upon graduation, I began working at private Country Clubs in and around Calgary such as Priddis Greens G&CC, Bearspaw G&CC and Earl Grey G&CC.

During the off-seasons, I also worked at The Calgary Tower and an Italian restaurant called Trattoria d'Italia where my passion for the Italian style of cooking really took hold. It is this style that inspires me still - because of the freshness and simplicity with which food can be prepared and that this approach can be carried over to any style of cuisine.

After leaving the Trattoria, I worked at several notable restaurants around Calgary such as Virginia's, Buzzard's Cowboy Cuisine, Da Paolo Ristorante and the Inn on Lake Bonavista. I then took a position as Executive Chef at Lakeside Greens G&CC, followed by District Executive Chef for Aramark Canada LTD, based here in Calgary.

Now, I have created Boreal Cuisine.

It is born of my passion - a reflection of my style and philosophy of cooking with fresh regional ingredients, melded with global techniques and unique presentations. That, combined with service that exceeds expectations, creates a quality experience that I am very proud to bring to you.


important notice

You’ve undoubtedly received a lot of messages about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Calgary and around the world. This is an unprecedented situation, but we’re optimistic about how the community will rally to help each other.

With that in mind, and after careful consideration of current guidelines* and recommendations of government and health officials, we've made the decision to remain open and focused on providing our Calgary community with home delivered meal service only. For the safety of all, we believe the healthiest decision is to provide healthy, delicious meals from our kitchen on a delivery only basis during this time.

If you’re taking measures to avoid crowds, or simply want a yummy meal that’s ready to heat and eat, we can deliver a supply of fresh meals for you. You may also opt to order freezable dishes so you’re ready with some delicious and healthy meal options in the weeks to come. Browse the Boreal Cuisine menu, the Wade Made BBQ menu, or call Chef Wade to discuss a custom meal plan and any special dietary needs.

With the health and safety of our community in our mind, we’ll put our hearts into preparing and delivering healthy and delicious meals for you. We appreciate 24 hours notice for all orders.

Thank you for your continued support of small, local businesses like ours.

Chef Wade Paterson, Chef owner of: Boreal Cuisine and Wade Made BBQ

*As a small and local catering company, we quickly heightened our already stringent sanitation steps, meal preparation procedures and enhanced delivery with a no-contact option. We will continue to monitor the latest information from health and government officials in the days to come.

PS. If you know others who could benefit from our food delivery service, please let your family and friends know, with our thanks.