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NORTHERN CHICKEN


Music, soul food & great personality.

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NORTHERN CHICKEN


Music, soul food & great personality.

 

FEEL GOOD FOOD

Soul food, music, great atmosphere, warm woods and hanging in the Rumpus Room. Northern Chicken brings down south comfort food to Edmonton with their creative take on southern classics spun with a modern twist. Enjoy a cold craft beer, small batch soda pop, sparkling wine, or a great glass of bourbon while you listen to music that ties the whole experience together, and finish your meal with a great slice of pie, topped with signature ice cream flavours.

 
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WHO ARE WE?


Two great friends who loved hanging out in their rumpus room, listening to great music and enjoying some great food. Fast forward 15 years and relive that amazing experience with a modern flare.

WHO ARE WE?


Two great friends who loved hanging out in their rumpus room, listening to great music and enjoying some great food. Fast forward 15 years and relive that amazing experience with a modern flare.

MATT PHILLIPS

OWNER / HEAD CHEF

Son of a home economics teacher, Matt discovered the culinary arts at a young age. Growing up in Olds, AB, and then moving to Camrose as a teenager, he took great pride learning to cook both from a class in Home Economics, as well as at home. Moving to Edmonton at the age of 19, he worked towards a political science degree at the University of Alberta, before he discovered his passion for cooking. Matt developed a passion for hip hop, jazz, classic rock, and drum and bass music, constantly playing some form of great tunes, and enjoying every concert, show, and event he could attend.

Matt took a job washing dishes at Joey Tomatoes on Jasper Avenue, and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming Sous Chef within eight months of full time employment. His rise to the top continued, as within four years he assumed the Head Chef position at the Sherwood Park location, the youngest chef in Joey Tomatoes history at that point. He remained there for two years, developing a reputation for very high standards, and excellent profitability.

After leaving Joey Tomatoes, Matt worked his way through kitchens in Edmonton, most recently as the Executive Chef of LUX Steakhouse + Bar. It was here he discovered his passion for simple food elevated, and he looks forward to sharing that passion with Edmonton.

ANDREW COWAN

OWNER / HEAD CHEF

Andrew developed his appreciation for food while growing up in the small Ontario community of Caledon. He started out working as a dishwasher at a local golf course, where he worked his way up to a line cook position.

Andrew then moved out west to Nelson, BC and eventually made his way to Edmonton where he took his first position as Chef. Andrew has been a fixture in the Edmonton food scene for well over a decade, working in restaurants such as LUX Steakhouse, Hundred Bar and kitchen, Harts Table and Bar, Packrat Louie, and Workshop Eatery. He most recently took home silver at the 2015 Gold

Medal Plates competition representing Packrat Louie with an incredible Country Pork loin.

Andrew’s passion for pork led him to one of his favourite hobbies – producing meats for charcuterie, a mainstay on the menu wherever he goes. He also has a passion for fried chicken and is teaching himself to bake bread the old fashioned way, using a sourdough starter that he’s nurtured for a few years. This influence will be seen greatly at Northern Chicken, as our menu progresses.