kindred food + drink is your go-to destination for fresh and casual dining in downtown edmonton
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Located on the main floor of the JW Marriott Hotel in Edmonton’s ICE District, Kindred Food + Drink is your go-to destination for fresh and casual dining.
At Kindred, we wholeheartedly encourage you to choose your own adventure. Feeling light and bright? Pick a colourful salad or grain bowl. Got meat on the mind? We hear a burger calling your name. Hankering for some classic Canadian comfort food? There’s a life-changing chicken pot pie for that. Not to toot our own horn, but Kindred is the kind of place where everything is pretty darn delicious, so you’ll need to take some time to strategize before ordering. Whether you’re in the mood to enjoy clean, seasonal flavours, or sink your teeth into a juicy steak, we’ve something with your name on it.
Featuring a large, humming dining room, a breezy and contemporary design, and a sunny streetside patio, the vibe at Kindred is laid-back enough to meet a friend here on a Tuesday night; polished enough for breakfast meetings; and intimate enough for a third date with that person you kinda really like. Basically, this is your chance to bring someone you want to impress, without seeming like you’re trying to impress them.
chef de cuisine
Growing up amidst the brightly coloured houses and cheery people of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Chef Jason Greene understands the importance of welcoming guests into your home or restaurant with open arms.
Enthusiastic about cooking from a young age, Jason has always immersed himself in the kitchen. From rolling out cookie dough with his grandmother to whipping up a weeknight mac and cheese with his mom, Jason’s earliest food memories evoke a familiar sense of warmth and comfort.
Relentlessly motivated and hard-working, Chef Jason’s culinary career has taken him across Canada and back again. After getting his professional start cooking in Fredericton, New Brunswick, he spent back-to-back summers in the mountains of Lake Louise, Alberta, followed by productive stints at a popular Italian restaurant and four-star hotel in downtown Halifax. For the past nine years, Chef Jason has worked his way up through several acclaimed kitchens in Edmonton — from executing seasonally inspired tasting menus at the upscale Madison’s Grill to crafting simple, flavourful dishes at Tzin Wine and Tapas, a charming 24-seat gem.
Most recently, Jason headed up the restaurant team at The Westin Edmonton, where he proved himself as a seasoned chef and dependable leader. Now, he is thrilled to be joining the Oliver & Bonacini team as Chef de Cuisine at Kindred Food + Drink, serving recognizable classics with a playful accent. At Kindred, Chef Jason is excited to welcome Edmonton locals and out-of-towners alike, while working closely with Alberta’s trusted farmers and suppliers to showcase the region’s beautiful seasonal vegetables and produce.
When he’s not in the Kindred kitchen, the 33-year-old chef can often be found snowboarding, playing golf or gathered around a campfire with friends. “I still love to cook on my days off,” he says. “I always end up back in the kitchen because that’s where I’m comfortable. That’s my zone.”