About Elwood & the Rabbit

Located in the beautifully restored, historic de Waal building established in 1910 in the heart of Bridgeland. The name Elwood & the Rabbit pays homage to Bridgelands famous feral rabbits, & it is our belief that bunny zero was named Harvey!  Or perhaps, Harvey, was his six-foot, three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible best friend?

We’ve entered as strangers – soon we have friends.

Elwood P. Dowd

Kaede Hirooka

About The Chef

Kaede graduated from the Food Preparation & Professional Cooking program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario in 2000; he went on to receive his Red Seal in 2002. Following his education in cooking, Kaede developed his food style and progressed his career with positions at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Yamazen in Japan and Typhoon in Banff.

2006 was Vintage Groups first exposure to Kaede when he took a position at Vintage Chophouse and was ultimately promoted to Sous Chef. He further mastered his craft taking roles at Belgo, Murietta’s and the Home Tasting Room, where he operated as Executive Chef from 2014. Vintage Group once again successfully pursued Kaede and his talents while working in high end restaurants, hotels, country clubs and resorts both here and overseas in 2016. At this point in his evolution, Kaede took on the Executive Chef role at Vintage Chophouse & Tavern helping it to maintain its high standard for excellence in the Calgary culinary scene.

Most recently Kaede has decided to take on a more creative role within the Vintage Group of restaurants assuming the Executive Chef role at the newly opened Elwood & the Rabbit where he will be better able to explore the food he is most passionate about.

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