elements the Restaurant

elements the Restaurant

The newest University of Winnipeg restaurant is housed in the new Richardson Science Centre, so it was logical to have a science theme to the name. Other influencing factors for the name came from the many elements used in preparing the various menu items and a nod to the heating elements found in a kitchen environment.

elements the Restaurant will supplement the current services offered by Diversity Food Services Inc. It will offer extended services to the students at the U. of W., the faculty, the Meal Plan students as well as to the general public. The Restaurant will serve a menu that is focused on the Diversity philosophy of food (local, organic and sustainable whenever possible) and the labour force will be selected with the social goals stated by Diversity in their business plan. The new restaurant will offer training and employment opportunities to new Canadians, aboriginal and urban inner city residents and will facilitate a new experience– both in service and in production.

elements the Restaurant

Diversity Foods, Chef Ben Kramer and team won three awards in 2010.The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce awarded Diversity the Education for Sustainability Award. The award acknowledged Diversity’s commitment to providing nutritious, ethnically diverse foods; creating sustainability by training and employing inner-city residents; and using locally sourced foods and organic and fair-trade ingredients. Ben and his team also won the 2010 Winnipeg Iron Chef competition. Food Matters Manitoba awarded them the Golden Carrot Award in recognition of their focus on healthy, well-balanced meals, affordable pricing for students and for their support to local farmers and producers.

elements the Restaurant

elements The Restaurant is located in downtown Winnipeg on the corner of Portage Avenue and Langside Street and will provide full, licensed dining service with seating for 85 persons, as well as “to-go” options that will reflect Diversity’s commitment to “real” food. Opening date is scheduled for October 2011.