Career History


Shane M Chartrand
Chef and TV Judge

  • 2023

    Executive Chef
    Indigenous Programs
    Banff Hospitality Collective.

    Help strive and grow Indigenous culinary platforms with a large Company of

    Write indigenous menus that are seen globally, because of the tourist destination

  • 2020 – 2022

    Executive Chef 

    Vons’s Oyster Bar, Edmonton AB

    Manage the overall running of the kitchen and all menus, through the
    working partners.

    400 seats and 2 floors,

    Competed in the “Rocky Mountain Oyster Shucking Competition”.

    Overseeing the hiring, staffing, and scheduling of all kitchen employees
    during restaurant hours and for outside events.

    Wedding catering and special menus

  • 2016-2018

    Culinary Contract work
    Old Strathcona Market- Featured Celebrity Chef

    Filming videos featuring farmers, growers, and the overall growth of Chefs with
    the market working together

    Cooked and interviewed almost all vendors and growers for film
    NAIT- opening of 4 food outlets

    Helped open new food outlets in a new wing of NAIT United Nations-Travel to showcase Indigenous Canadian Cuisine such as Cairo, Egypt 2022.

  • 2009-2015

    River Cree Resort and Casino. 
    Responsible for running many restaurant outlets, and managed dozen staff throughout the Resort.
    Had my own flagship restaurant, SC Restaurant
    Did events, TV shows, all wedding and concert nights
    Showcased massive amounts of awards, competitions, and Indigenous community leadership

  • 2005-2008

    Executive Chef De Cuisine 
    L1/L2, Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton AB

    Overall management of the fine dining restaurant with food and service;
    molecular, from progressive cuisine to high-end tapas and lounge fare

    All Triple Five business dinners and functions, Kosher and non-kosher,
    banquets, buffets, and all outside functions.

    Cooking classes, workshops, and cooking demos including featured chef for stage cooking for any event in WEM, as well as all VIP private functions.

  • 1998-2004

    Executive Chef 
    Dante’s Bistro and Sky Lounge, Edmonton AB

    Overall running of the restaurant from expediting, cooking, and supervising all of the kitchen staff.

    Ordering and maintaining costs.

    Scheduling all administrative paperwork.

    Communicate effectively with all of the Management Team to ensure a team atmosphere is created.



Honorary Degree, NAIT 2020Award of Personal Excellence, NAIT 2021
Journeyman/Red Seal, NAIT
International Sommeliers Guild, ISG, Level 1
Service Best
Hiring without fear


Wall of Chefs, Food-network, 4 episodes- 2019
Fridge Wars, CTV, Winner
Iron Chef Canada, food-network- 2018

Native Counseling Services of Alberta Award- 2018
Gold- Gold Medal Plates Competition- Gold/Silver/Bronze
Alberta Aboriginal Role Models Award, Arts Award, 2015
CHOPPED Canada, Food Network, 2013
Iron Chef Canada, 2014
Chef of the Year Competition, Gold CCFCC- 2010