Social Eatery by Roger Mooking at Telus Spark
(Photo: Johanna Hung)
A couple of weeks ago my littles had an over-the-top experience at Social Eatery to cook with Network and Cooking Channel personality, Chef Roger Mooking. Social Eatery by Roger Mooking is an interactive and modern dining space featuring “home cooking with a global twist”. The fresh and flavourful new menu options and design-forward space are sure to spark the whole family’s appetite.
As the new Culinary Director at TELUS Spark, Chef Mooking is bringing his food philosophy, built upon globally inspired culinary traditions highlighting local ingredients, to Calgarians. Mooking is a recurring judge on Chopped Canada, and the Host of Man Fire Food, as well as Co Host of Heat Seekers. My girls were so excited to meet him and have the opportunity to cook some of the delicious menu items featured at Social Eatery. Some of the yummy items include Cheese Buns made fresh daily with aged Canadian cheddars and a variety of healthy vegetarian and vegan options and in-house made smoothies. My girls and I are vegetarian, and I am so glad to have options when taking them to spend time at Telus Spark.
Inspired by TELUS Spark’s creative atmosphere, Social Eatery’s market concept was designed to encourage socializing, meandering and creativity – fitting with the science centre environment. Transformed by FRANK Architecture and Interiors, the space now incorporates design elements such as the Umbrella Mural Wall, which provides a memory making photo opportunity. Social Eatery takes advantage of natural light and expansive sight lines, featuring a clean palette that allows the offerings to animate the space; whether freshly prepared in house or curated retail offerings. With adaptability in mind, the space enjoys a second life during the evenings to host a variety of functions and corporate events.
The food was so good. So good my daughter Tala (8 year old) ate 3 bowls of the kids pasta. I love how simple the ingredients were: linguine, tomato sauce, garlic and parmesan. I wish I could have taken a photo of how much she was enjoying it, but before I knew it, it was just a pile of empty bowls 🙂 I was also surprise by Persia (who is 7 years old), who ate
(3 above photos: Johanna Hung)
Social Eatery by Chef Mooking is located in Telus Spark at 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 5T2. Telus Spark is open Sun.-Fri.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m, Sat.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and every 2nd Thurs. of every month: 18+ only from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. for Adults Only Night (closed 4 p.m.-6 p.m.).