Harling Food Co. provides personal chef services with thoughtful execution. Our small, family operation is headed by Brit Hart and Jamie Harling. Both have worked in the hospitality industry for years, opening a variety of concepts and running some of Calgary’s top eateries, including Deane House, Rouge, Craft Beer Market and Bricks Wine Company.
In recent years, each of them took a step back from working in the hospitality industry to focus on their growing family but quickly found they missed the experience of serving people. The unmeasured joy that comes from feeding people and seeing them come together over a shared meal.
One evening, after a few glasses of wine, the decision to start Harling Food Co. was made. Jamie is now a member of the Calgary Fire Department and Brit is a professional wine writer and industry consultant. Harling Food Co. is their outlet to continue to engage with their community by providing good food and drink.
PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES & CATERING
We offer a variety of personal chef services including seasonal, multi-course menus, cocktail-style private caterings and in home cooking lessons. Our menus are created using sustainable ingredients while sourcing local whenever possible.
From time to time, we also offer take home meal kits. Don’t miss out on these bundles of home cooked goodness by following us on Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter.
WINE TASTINGS & CONSULTATION
Like any good marriage, wine and food when paired thoughtfully, are greater than the sum of their parts. We support small, independent wineries and work with local shops to create customized wine experiences.
Just as you would find in a fine dining restaurant, we provide optional wine pairings with our multi-course menus. Pricing starts at $35/person.
We also offer custom wine tastings starting at $55/person. For groups of 6 or more, we will host you in your own home or in our tasting space (located at JWebb Wine Merchants at Glenmore Landing). Each tasting includes an interactive tasting, welcome drink and a selection of 6 different wines. You can add a cheese and charcuterie board designed to pair with the wine for $15/person. Our tastings are customizable so let us know what you’re interested in; be it Winter Whites, Natural Wines From Around the World or even Pairing Wine with Chips!
We also offer virtual tastings with pricing available after further consultation. Contact us for more info and to book your next tasting.
Our goal is to bring the experience of restaurant dining into your home and would love to help you put the finishing touches on your special event, from top to bottom.
Let us know what you need to take your party to the next level and we’ll find a way to help. We offer artisanal cocktails, custom place settings, seasonal floral arrangements and ambient playlists (music is so important and often overlooked). Over the years, we have also worked with a number of talented photographers, performers and local artisans and are happy to help you make these connections.
Collectively, we have over 30 years of restaurant and retail industry experience, opening and operating innovative and exciting concepts across Canada. If you’re a business owner looking to update your menu, streamline your operations or completely revamp your concept please reach out. We are happy to share our experiences, put you in touch with suppliers, offer staff training materials and any other services you may need.
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