New restaurant for Inn at The Forks

Alex Svenne is the new executive chef at Winnipeg’s Inn at The Forks, where he will be responsible for all culinary operations and a new casual fine dining restaurant slated to open in early September.

Alex Svenne (pictured at right) is the new executive chef at Winnipeg’s Inn at The Forks, where he will be responsible for all culinary operations including banquet and catering, room service and a new casual fine dining restaurant slated to open in early September.

Details about the new restaurant will be revealed mid-August. 

“I will continue to provide quality and value by using local ingredients, and artisanal producers while taking my casual fine dining style to a new level with this exciting concept,” Svenne said in a release. “The new restaurant at Inn at The Forks will be about food, fun and community, and I look forward to the opportunity to cook in front of my guests and to get to know them through the dining experience.”

In 2006, Svenne opened Bistro 7¼ with his wife Danielle. He previously worked at Tap & Grill, Green Gates and Pasta la Vista. He also held the role of executive chef at Pineridge Hollow in Springfield, MB.

As Svenne takes on his new position, Barry Saunders moves to the executive chef position of foodservice operations at The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, where he will oversee a 70-seat bistro and catering facilities that can accommodate 1,000 guests.