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About The Guild

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The Guild

200 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1B5
(403) 770-2313

The Guild Restaurant features the finest traditions of butchery, cookery and bar-keeping.

Located in the historic Hudson’s Bay building in downtown Calgary, The Guild is open seven days a week for all-day dining, drinks and private events.

Spanning two floors and featuring one of Calgary’s largest patios, The Guild is a nod to the guildhalls of the past, which served as meeting places for artists and merchants. Honouring local beef, game and fowl, and utilizing traditional cooking techniques over wood and coal, The Guild chefs are preparing a fitting homage to proud Canadian carnivores.

The Guild is the latest restaurant by Oliver & Bonacini, who have built their reputation for high quality dining experiences through an extensive portfolio of unique concept restaurants, including iconic favourites Canoe, Jump and Auberge du Pommier. Partner and founder Michael Bonacini also appears as a judge on CTV’s MasterChef Canada.

Executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn

Executive Chef

Ryan O’Flynn

Chef Ryan O’Flynn’s culinary journey began washing dishes at Hy’s Steak Loft in Edmonton, then spent several years in Alberta working his way up through the ranks before deciding to make a move overseas. From there on, Chef Ryan cooked in AA Rosette rated restaurants in Ireland and South Wales, as well as a two Michelin-starred modern French restaurant in London.

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As Chef Ryan worked his way through England and France, including two Relais & Châteaux hotels, he created innovative menus and tastings, cooked with quality, locally sourced produce, and led a number of large kitchen brigades. At just 26 years old, he was appointed Head Chef of Le Galloise, Wales’ top restaurant. At 29, Ryan was named Executive Chef of The Milestone Hotel in London, which was voted “Best Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler during his tenure.

Shortly after returning to Alberta in 2013, Chef Ryan accepted the position of Executive Chef of The Westin Edmonton, where he crafted creative and modern Canadian cuisine. In 2015, Chef Ryan took home top honours from the Canadian Culinary Championships, beating out top chefs from across the country.

With over 20 years of kitchen experience and an extensive international background, Chef Ryan is well poised to take the lead as Executive Chef of The Guild, bringing new heights of creativity, style and skill to its kitchen.