Chef Brad Smoliak of KITCHEN - Biography

Edmonton, AB

October 2014

Brad Smoliak owns KITCHEN, a culinary studio in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In the front of the house, KITCHEN is an event space and classroom. In the back of the house, Smoliak develops, tests, and brings to life new menus, recipes, and food products for restaurants, food manufacturers, and foodservice providers across North America, including Little Potato Company, Kitchen Partners, and Nestlé. With more than two decades experience as an executive chef, restaurant owner, and research chef, Smoliak is most proud to have been the Lead Consulting Chef for the Alberta Government in their promotional efforts at two Olympic Games: Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.

Before starting KITCHEN, Smoliak was executive chef of Normand’s Restaurant, Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, and co-founder of Hardware Grill in Edmonton. He has served on the board of directors and as chair for the Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market Association and cooked for Queen Elizabeth II of England when she visited Edmonton in 2005. Smoliak makes his home in Edmonton with his wife Leanne, who is also a trained chef, his son Nicholas (a well-established teenaged food connoisseur), and their dog, Cosmo.