Big news from Prairie Dog Brewing! We have mentioned in the past that we are working with a chef, but kept his identity under wraps, until now!
We are excited to introduce Jay Potter, our Executive Chef and a founder of Prairie Dog Brewing. Jay has more than 20 years experience in the food industry. From humble beginnings as a general helper and dishwasher in a popular Italian bakery then a fast-food taco jockey, Jay got a feel for the industry throughout his teenage years. Never one to stray too far from a kitchen, Jay worked his way through College and University in popular chain restaurants. After completing his apprenticeship and Red Seal accreditation in Ontario, Jay moved to Calgary for a couple of years to work for some of the finest chefs that the West has to offer. Now after three years back in Ontario working for one of the world’s largest foodservice distribution companies, he is ready to bring his newfound expertise back into the kitchen.
As soon as we knew we were adding a full restaurant component to Prairie Dog, we reached out to Jay for advice. In return, Jay pitched more than just advice, he offered to come on board to the project in full capacity. Jay has been an important part of our team since the beginning, building preliminary beer-based menus, working on kitchen design and offering invaluable advice and suggestions every step of the way.
Jay will be moving West in the beginning of April to join our team full time. We couldn’t be more confident in his ability to be the foundation of our kitchen operations and are ready to get this brewpub open for you all to come visit!