Free Range Chef Chris Shaften, a native Calgarian, has traveled and worked across Canada and Australia. Since returning to Calgary he has delighted the patrons of FARM and The Ranche Restaurant over the past three years. His innovative approach to time-honoured recipes has garnered him a well-respected place within the Calgary restaurant scene. Chef Shaften’s eclectic style was founded in the techniques of classic French cuisine and then cultivated by his passion for turn of the century Canadian recipes. Chris heavily researches each dish and then applies his personal philosophy that cuisine should be accountable to both the community and the environment. His passion for private dinners underlines his strong desire to connect with his customers and he delights in the culinary challenge of meeting the tastes and needs of a wide variety of clientele. Chris Shaften’s rise in the Calgary restaurant industry is solidly based on his passion, his leadership, and his desire to create exciting yet familiar fare.
CHEF SHAFTEN WAS ONE OF 16 CANADIAN CHEFS CHOSEN TO COMPETE ON TOP CHEF CANADA SEASON 3
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