dining room at Gather, people eating at several tables while servers walk throughout

Globally Inspired Modern Prairie Cuisine

Around the world, people gather with food for celebration, ceremony, and connection. Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar, located in The Leaf at Assiniboine Park, explores food from across cultures, incorporating fresh, locally-sourced, and seasonal ingredients from our gardens. Craveable dishes incorporate traditional flavours and techniques from around the world, inspired by the nature that surrounds us all. Pickled, preserved, fermented or straight off the vine, local ingredients are creatively prepared to highlight the amazing growers and farmers in Manitoba. Inventive, botanical cocktails made with herbs grown in-house, seasonal fruits, and house-made syrups will delight the senses.

Chef Mike poses smiling in front of the Gather kitchen

Meet the Chef

Chef Mike de Groot describes his approach to cooking as simple and thoughtful. He strives to build depth of flavour by discovering different approaches to a single ingredient and delivers the unexpected by exploring new techniques for fermenting, dehydrating, pickling, or smoking. At Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar, he explores our rich cultural diversity through the lens of community and food. Chef Mike has worked at Assiniboine Park for over ten years; at the Park Café, as a Banquet Chef at The Pavilion, and now as Chef at Gather.