Fire to Table Comfort Food - A Pioneering West Edmonton Restaurant & Bar
West Edmonton's progressive Aboriginal restaurant entices foodies with its fire to-to-fork cookery. We serve the freshest locally sourced ingredients, honing in on Canadian native staples. With Executive Chef Bruce Wells at its helm, Homefire Grill has created a progressive menu of fire-roasted comfort food paired with the bold, smoky flavors from the grill. Bringing together the natural elements from the fire, along with distinctive prairie flavors of Canada, Homefire Grill is a culinary destination with a notable wine list, signature cocktails and impeccable service to create a dining experience with a spark.
Established in 2005 by the Alberta Indian Investment Corporation, this pioneering West Edmonton restaurant and bar keeps to its Canadian roots, serving up Aboriginal dishes from its homeland, using every part of bison. The energetic open-kitchen lets diners be a part of the artful cooking experience, as they watch the skilled techniques of the chefs; and the dramatic presentation to the table. Known for the best rotisserie and fire-roasted oven cooking in Edmonton, Homefire Grill is bringing some heat to the vibrant Edmonton dining scene.
The bold, smoky flavors lend itself to each dish due to the wood-burning ovens used to create the home-style menu at Homefire Grill. Each dish is prepared over open flames, producing tender, evenly cooked foods with rich aroma-infused flavor. Inspired by the rustic tradition, meats are roasted to perfection and the pizza gets crispy in all the right spots.
Chef Bruce Wells: Chef, Cook, and Philanthropist
Executive Chef Bruce Wells leads his culinary team at Homefire Grill, bringing over 25 years of experience to West Edmonton. His innovative menu brings fire-roasting to the forefront, while his indigenous cuisine pays homage to the native land and cooking traditions as a former Cajun cooking chef, Wells is no stranger to open flames, but it's the crossover to aboriginal cooking that has created a new "game." Chef Wells states, "It's an absolute challenge, trying to come up with something unique, outside the realm of what everyone else is doing.
While native cuisine might seem like an up-and-coming trend, it would be absurd to call it so; given that traditional native diets go back thousands of years, we have to look deeper at why it's only emerging now as a recognized food style indigenous to Canada. We buy the whole animal, which gives us a lot of opportunity." When not at Homefire Grill, Chef Wells can be seen around town lending his skills to different charities, philanthropies and organizations in Canada.