Our food is simple. Everything we serve is made fresh, in-house: from our stocks and sauces to ice cream and pastries, and everything in between. It is the time-honoured, artisanal, slow food techniques of paysannes, country cooks and grand-meres that we embrace in our kitchen.
We cook with the seasons. From May to November, our menu changes in harmony with the Ontario season. During the winter we serve a variety of root and storage vegetables, and hardy greens, along with our beautiful preserves.
Our ingredients are grown with care. Come from farms, orchards, ranches, fisheries guided by principles of sustainability, we only serve organic, biodynamic and natural wines.
Artisanale has called Guelph home since 2007. It was located first on Quebec St. and since 2012 has been in its current location at 214 Woolwich St.
We are fully wheelchair accessible. And parking is easy to find, in our lot beside our building or on Woolwich.
Artisanale’s lead chef and owner, Yasser Qahawish, is passionate about Slow Food. He has trained with top chefs in Toronto, Montréal and at several Michelin-rated restaurants in Europe and the US. Yasser is best known as acclaimed chef of Osgoode Hall Restaurant at the Law Society of Upper Canada, which he turned into a sought-after lunch destination. But, perhaps his largest influence was Madame Bregeon, a home cook from a small village in the Loire. There, Yasser learned the delights of simple cooking with the freshest ingredients.
Jesse Wallace and Brooke Howard manage the daily operations of the restaurant. Jesse is a great, talented cook who cooks all the mains and manages the kitchen, Brooke is our pastry chef & manages the front of house team.