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Restaurants, food and beverage

Boy eagerly bites into his pizzaAs a gracious entertainer, Northlands Park is responsible for satisfying the appetites of its many hungry guests. The organization’s Food Services employees take care of this weighty responsibility—knowing that food and beverages can leave a strong impression on patrons.

Culinary leadership provided by European trained cook Adel Chmait, Northlands Park’s executive chef, ensures that appropriate food is matched to any given event. On-site storage and cooking facilities provide the home base for catering services, a business activity that grew significantly following the AgriCom’s construction.

Promotional photographWith a multitude of bookings, and changing food trends, Food Services has to work at a fast pace. Groups served on the exhibition grounds can vary from 10 to 4,000 depending on the event. One morning Northlands Park staff may be preparing an informal continental breakfast, while a few hours later they might be working on a trendy gourmet spread.

Food services staffInside the Spectrum Building, food and beverages are offered through two restaurants, Uplinks Sports Theatre and Colours Dining Room. The spaces offer different experiences, with Uplinks providing a sporty and casual experience and Colours serving as a destination for horseracing fans seeking an elegant dinner.

In the past, Northlands Park used to directly service hockey crowds through the Champs Lounge and Dining Room. Now, an independent company runs the All Stars Dining Room. Like hockey games, other massive events also require working with outside businesses. Anyone who has walked through the Klondike Days midway grounds is familiar with the aroma wafting from food stands.

Boy eagerly bites into his pizzaRegulated by Northlands Park, such events take many small, independent operations into its fold. This results in a diverse menu that includes the perennially popular mini-donuts, cotton candy, ice cream, corn dogs, pretzels, smoothies, stir-fries, poutine, pizza, ribs, and burgers, among many others. Annual feature countries also provide distinctive cuisine options alongside Klondike Days' midway fare.

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