Meet The Chef

Chef Shonn began his culinary education at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. Soon after, the St. Albert native found himself apprenticing in the kitchens of a number of Edmonton restaurants. In pursuit of his culinary dreams, Shonn traveled the globe to work and study. His stops ranged from Hawaii to Switzerland, where he finished his formal education at Centre International de Glion in Bulle. But it was Singapore that turned Chef Shonn’s eye and palate toward Asian cuisine, and after honing his skills he returned to Canada where, at the tender age of 26, he opened Characters Fine Dining. His understanding of cultural influences and international flavours are intuitively and spontaneously translated into his own highly original cuisine. The unparalleled menu abounds with tempting dishes in the style of Canadian continental, Asian and French cooking.

Spring is at Characters Restaurant!

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Well FINALLY that snow is melting, and while Edmontonians are always ready for “one last snow” we hold onto hope that Spring, is just around the corner! And with that…

Seriously Scotchy

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Well if this is the first Characters restaurant blog you have read, ok let me fill you in. Characters restaurant is the best, most romantic, creative and delightful dining experiences…

The Wine Vault! Characters Restaurant

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What if we told you that there is a place in Edmonton, Alberta that carries a truly mind-blowing cellar of wines. Well look no further because Characters Restaurant boasts that…