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Meet Chef Shawn Gilbert of Atmosphere Cafe

Everyone knows that the best parties always end in the kitchen. With our series Kitchen Party, we’re sitting down with Feast On Chefs to get to know them, and the local foods that inspire them, a little better.

Shawn Gilbert

Atmosphere Cafe

Guelph, Ontario

Check out their Feast On profile here!

What’s your favourite seasonal ingredient?

Fresh herbs, because you can use them with meat, fish, and as innovative drinks and infused oils.

What’s your drink of choice?

Vodka on the rocks!

Most underrated ingredient?

Citrus, because of it’s versatility.

Favourite restaurant?

Guelph has a thriving dining community, so that’s a hard choice! I will say my family and I are always enjoying one of the many independent restaurants Guelph has to offer.

What’s the best part of working with Ontario food and drink?

Knowing that the products we are using are helping to sustain local farmers and producers.

Why is Feast On important to you and your restaurant?

Being part of a collective that believes local food matters.

Fill in the blank: “If I entered a competitive eating contest, I’d definitely win if the item was _______”.

Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream!

What does your ‘perfect weekend’ in Guelph look like?

Sleeping in with my beautiful family, going to Guelph Lake for the day, and ending the day by sitting on one of Guelph’s great downtown patios for a local beer.