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Farm to Table to You

Chef Chris Shaften is turning his attention to private dining after leading the kitchens of many of Calgary's premier farm to table restaurants. He brings his Top Chef Canada chops and personable service to your next soirée.


Chef Chris Shaften

Our Pedigree

  • Top Chef Canada Season 3
  • Chef de cuisine at The Ranche
  • Chef de cuisine at FARM
  • Opened trendy Krafty Kitchen + Bar in Kelowna
  • Honed his craft in kitchens across Canada

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All About the Moment

“It gives me a chance to connect with people and share my passion, without the confinements of a restaurant. When only focusing on a small group, I am able to truly express myself through my medium and create dishes and moments that could never exist in any other situation.”

– Chef Shaften on turning his attention to private dining after leading the kitchens of Calgary's premier farm to table restaurants

Your Tailored Experience

  • Drafting a menu per group
  • Cooking out of local markets
  • Create a full expression of time and place
  • An experience as unique as the occasion is
  • Charismatic personable hospitality

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The Shaften Experience

From his early years travelling around Canada honing his skills in kitchens from Victoria to Toronto, to running Calgary restaurants FARM and The Ranche to his latest endeavor, Kelowna's trendy Krafty Kitchen + Bar, Chef Shaften has always been focused on two things; the quality of local products and how cuisine connects people.

A contestant on the hit TV show Top Chef Canada Season 3, Chris’ celebrity status, his passion, and his personality make him a natural for private dining. With charismatic service and a relaxed approach to fine dining, Chris creates experiences in a way that only he can.

After opening Krafty Kitchen + Bar in August 2014, Chef Shaften has been working tirelessly to create his vision of a contemporary Canadian bistro, and with the restaurant now operating with a talented team at the helm, he is once again able and excited to offer his in-home dining service to new and dedicated clientele alike.

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The food was delicious, creative, and visually appealing. Chris has worked with us to create the perfect menu and evening, whether it's a quiet dinner for 6 or party of 30. The service was exceptional, Chris & Ashley made themselves at home in our kitchen and left it spotless after they were done. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a chef for a private event.
–Van Dafoe, Senior VP & CFO, ARC Resources Ltd

We met Chris last Christmas when I hired him for a birthday dinner. I could not have been more pleased with our meal. He was quick to answer my questions and work with me to tweak the menu. The ingredients he suggested and used were high quality, fresh, in season products. He was informative, funny, and easy to talk to. His plating was amazing (which is something as a foodie and a designer I look for!) Also, my kitchen was as clean when he left as when he arrived. I wouldn’t hesitate to book Chris and his team for my next party!
–Tammie Onslow, Interior Designer

My wife and I decided to treat ourselves to a dinner at home for ourselves and 6 close friends. Chris went over the menu, showed up at our home and gave us a 5 star experience. Truly remarkable from start to finish. We highly recommend this and will be using them again in the near future!
–Danny and Holly Benson


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Ventures & Adventures

Krafty Kitchen + Bar
Krafty Kitchen + Bar, located on downtown Kelowna's most charming corner since 2014, maintains a strong focus on high quality local and sustainable food, sharing everything in a fun and engaging atmosphere, and one super popular Hip Hop Brunch, is proud to be your casual farm to table go-to.
Free Range Tours
Krafty Kitchen + Bar's sister restaurant 2 doors down.