Executive Chef Lance Sharpe started his venture into the hospitality industry at age 13 as a dishwasher in a family-owned Greek restaurant in Lacombe, AB. It was here he decided he wanted to become a chef. He went on to receive a red seal from SAIT and eventually left Canada to pursue his dream. This took him to New Zealand working at Rata with chef Josh Emett. When Sharpe returned to Canada, he opened Red Rock Pizza in Canmore and eventually ended up at Ten Foot Henry where he worked his way up to chef de cuisine. In December 2019, he joined the Vintage Group as the executive chef at Waalflower. Earlier this year, Sharpe changed up the menu at Waalflower bringing the offering to 31 items for lunch or dinner. His culinary journey is showcased in the new menu with curious dishes and whimsical plating style. We indulged in the spiced carrot with peanut sauce, prawn aguachile, spring pea gnocchi with feta and bacon and finished with a fantastic sticky toffee pudding. Wash it all down with cocktails, craft beer or wine and be sure to check out the daily features. This Bridgeland family-friendly neighbourhood gathering spot is in the heritage deWaal Block right on 4th St. N.E.

Editors Note: Waalflower Kitchen and Cocktails has permanently closed.