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Diversity Foods Flocks to FortWhyte

FortWhyte Alive partners with Diversity Food Services to operate its Buffalo Stone Café

FortWhyte Alive is excited to announce a new partnership with local award-winning company Diversity Food Services, to operate all on-site restaurant and catering services, beginning November 1, 2014.

Diversity’s Chef du Cuisine, Kelly Cattani, winner of the 2013 Manitoba Gold Medal Plates competition, will be the primary on-site manager of the Buffalo Stone Café and all catering.

In keeping with the missions of both organizations, menus will feature local, organic and sustainable foods cooked from scratch, including those grown at FortWhyte’s own on-site farm. Diversity recently received certification from LEAF (Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Food Service), demonstrating their commitment to sustainable practices in all aspects of their operation.

“FortWhyte is thrilled to be partnering with an organization such as Diversity whose commitment to sustainability fits so closely with our own” said Ian Barnett, FortWhyte Alive’s Director of Operations. “We look forward to sharing this new direction with loyal and new patrons of the Buffalo Stone Café.”

“This new partnership with FortWhyte represents a tremendous opportunity for Diversity to showcase our sustainable cuisine to a whole new audience” said Ian Vickers, Chief Operating Officer of Diversity.

In preparation for this new direction, the Buffalo Stone Café will be closed for daytime service from October 14-October 31, reopening on Saturday November 1. Goose Flight Dinners will operate as ususal, October 15-19.

Established in 2009, Diversity Food Services is a joint venture between the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation and SEED Winnipeg. The social enterprise delivers nutritional, local food while providing meaningful employment for new Canadians, Indigenous peoples, downtown community residents and University students. Find out more at:



For over a decade, Chef Kelly Cattani has been honing her craft in some of Winnipeg’s finest kitchens. Today, she is the Chef-de-Cuisine of Diversity Food Services at the University of Winnipeg, overseeing both the on-campus and catering operations.

A graduate of Red River College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Chef Cattani is a founding member of the Winnipeg chapter of the Canadian Culinary Federation’s Junior Chefs, and was a leading organizer of Manitoba’s Centrex Iron Chef competition. She has represented Manitoba in two national culinary competitions in addition to starring on the televised show The Next Great Chef.

Chef Cattani was one of the chefs fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the Raw:Almond river pop up last winter. She has managed catering from small scale to large including Tablefor1200 as well as helping to orchestrate the feeding of 5000 volunteers at the Winnipeg Folk Fest.

Passionate about authentic, fresh food, prepared creatively and with integrity, Cattani took top honours last year’s Gold Medal Plates competition and represented Manitoba at the national event in Kelowna, BC, last February.


Dinner and a Show                                                                                                    

Reservations Available Wednesday through Sunday, September 19 - October 19

Enjoy spectacular lakeside views of the setting sun and thousands of migrating geese
as you dine on a delicious three-course meal prepared by the Buffalo Stone Café.

Dinner & A Show Menu

Autumn Salad

Red leaf & Bibb Lettuce with Red Delicious Apple Apple, Glazed Walnuts, Gorgonzola and Maple Syrup Vinaigrette

Entree Selections

Grilled Beef Flank Steak


Grilled Chicken Breast with Cranberry-Apple Chutney


Pan-Seared Fish with Apple Aioli  * catch of the day


Farfalle with Pumpkin and Sage Cream Sauce


Selection of Tortes

Please reserve by calling (204) 989-8370
$40/person (includes taxes and gratuity)
Alcohol available for purchase


2014 Migration Season Sponsored by: 



Attention FortWhyte Alive Members with Café upgrade!

A New Benefit! Bring your own travel mug and get your coffee or hot chocolate 1/2 price!

We have biodegradeable take-out packaging! But, we still encourage everyone to reduce and reuse for the benefit of the environment. TIP: Bring your own reusable containers for take-out orders and reduce your carbon footprint!

Buffalo Stone Café Upgrade: $20 and get 15% off on all regular menu items. Upgrade when you renew or purchase a new membership.

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