Local restaurant group to provide food for city-owned golf courses

Golfers hit the driving range on a rainy afternoon at Victoria Golf Course in Edmonton, Alta. File photo. Ian Kucerak / Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun

The city has awarded a local restaurant group a contract to provide food for city-owned golf courses.

Starting in April, Robert Spencer Hospitality Group will provide a wide range of local, fresh food and seasonal menu items at Riverside, Rundle Park and Victoria golf courses.

“Robert Spencer Hospitality Group has a great reputation in the city and serves notable, handcrafted food at two well-known local restaurants, Workshop Eatery and Woodshed Burgers,” Rhonda Norman, director of river valley and horticulture facilities, said in a news release Tuesday.

Paul Shufelt, a chef with the hospitality group said they are excited to provide a dining experience that matches the beauty of the river valley, which the golf courses call home.

“We aim to continue the work we have done with Workshop Eatery and Woodshed Burgers to highlight great local ingredients and the flavours of the season while providing warm and genuine hospitality to our guests. In the months ahead we look forward to turning these venues into year-round dining and event destinations,” Shufelt said.

The City of Edmonton owns and operates three 18-hole golf courses and a driving range, which are located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in the river valley.