Local Spotlight: JustCook Kitchens
Edmonton is a city known for embracing new flavours and ideas – a philosophy that has allowed big thinking local makers and risk-takers to thrive. Founded by University of Alberta MBA graduates Jennifer Keith and Luke Butterworth, JustCook Kitchens was born from the founders' shared passion for food and entrepreneurship. JustCook is an incubator that breaks down barriers to make it possible for chefs on the rise to bring their culinary concepts to life, one bite at a time.
They were both interested in building a business that would make opening a restaurant more accessible to those coming up in the culinary scene. After refining the idea over several brainstorming sessions, JustCook Kitchens came to be.
“There is no better way to get to the heart of a community than through food. In the years before Covid, we've seen the Edmonton food scene blossom. While the pandemic put a wrench in this growth, we know that Edmonton has plenty of aspiring producers and restaurateurs who are just waiting for the right opportunity to succeed.” – The JustCook Kitchens Team
5th St. Food Hall’s regular hours are changing starting December 6: Sunday & Tuesday 11:00am-8:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm, and Friday & Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm. Check them out on Instagram for special late-night hours. Hungry customers can order through the JustCook App for dine-in, take-out, and delivery, or come in and chow down in-person (5th St. Food Hall is participating in the Government of Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program).