Prairie Lights

Before RRC Polytech’s Hospitality, Baking and Culinary Arts students moved downtown into Jane’s and the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, they operated a restaurant called Prairie Lights at the Notre Dame Campus.

Billed as a fine dining restaurant, Prairie Lights developed a reputation among staff, students and the general public as an affordable spot to have a savoury meal.


The jewel in the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute’s crown, Jane’s treats diners to a new experience in urban upscale, while providing hands-on training opportunities for students in Hospitality and Culinary Arts. A tribute to lead donor Andrew Paterson’s beloved mother Jane, the restaurant occupies the site of the building’s former bank hall, an ornate and awe-inspiring space that serves as a stunning architectural centrepiece.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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