Born in Calgary and raised in Strathmore Alberta, award-winning Chef Alison MacNeil shares her culinary expertise, seasonal recipes and professional experiences. 

Her love for food brought her to SAIT at a young age where she received her Red Seal certification and further to that the Certified Chef de Cuisine designation. 

Alison began her career working in some of the most reputable restaurants in Calgary where she apprenticed under top chefs. 

Travelling through North America, Central America, Europe and the Caribbean, Chef Alison has been able to gain exposure to many different cuisines and cultures and refine her own skills as a chef.

It was her love for Spain and its cuisine that inspired her to open Black Pig Bistro where she received multiple awards including, Calgary's best new restaurant and best chef 2014 and bronze medal in the Gold Medal Plates competition. Chef Alison also won a gold medal for her signature dish at Black Pig, "Pork & Beans" and had the honour of cooking at the James Beard House in New York City for the "Women of the Wild West".  

Enjoy Chef Alison's flavourful, creative, and unique recipes!


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Happy Cooking!