Culinary Research and Innovation

Prairie Research Kitchen

Facilities and Technology


Paterson GlobalFoods Institute

PGI Exterior

Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, Paterson GlobalFoods Institute (PGI) is home to the Prairie Research Kitchen and to Red River College Polytechnic’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. In this state-of-the-art teaching facility, students acquire skills in professional baking and patisserie, hotel and restaurant management, and professional culinary arts.

Prairie Research Kitchen’s proximity to the School allows for quick and efficient collaboration with instructors and convenient access for student employees.

Prairie Research Kitchen

Opened in 2019 and located on the 11th floor of the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, the Prairie Research Kitchen (formerly the Culinary Research Innovation Suite) is a collaborative space for companies that partner with the Prairie Research Kitchen on applied research projects to work side-by-side with Red River College Polytechnic researchers, chefs and students.

The Prairie Research Kitchen features modular spaces to accommodate project-specific equipment as needed. The facilities come fully-equipped with everything you need to advance your food product or service to the next stage of the food development process, including:

Demonstration Kitchen

Prairie Research Kitchen’s demonstration kitchen, with its sit up bar overlooking the kitchen, is ideal to run ideation sessions with clients, researchers and instructors or showcase new products to buyers.

Food Quality Lab

Our food quality lab offers the perfect structure to analyze the quality and safety of new culinary products and ingredients.

Food quality lab

Research and Development Kitchen

The research and development kitchen is great for exploring the potential of new equipment and techniques such as fermentation, culturing, and charcuterie.

Research and Development Kitchen

Food Styling Studio

Ideal for food photography, our food styling studio is equipped with cameras, backdrops and lights, as well as video and photography editing software.

Woman styling food

Note: The facilities of the Prairie Research Kitchen were made possible thanks to funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Research Manitoba.

Other RRC Polytech Facilities

Exterior of the Roblin Centre

Through Prairie Research Kitchen, you can access a full-service applied research team. We can partner with other Red River College Polytechnic departments to leverage all resources to better serve local companies.

From throughout the College, we can connect you with skills in manufacturing, IT, marketing, graphic design and have partnerships with incubators, investors, business leaders and government.

“The proposed working space will be a value to small businesses to help improve turnaround time and solve industry problems. Being an owner/operator of four restaurants with a local focus, this program will be appreciated in fast tracking R&D, while leveraging the existing culinary knowledge at RRC Polytech.”
Ken Livingstone, Owner, Burrito Splendido


The Prairie Research Kitchen serves Western Canada’s vibrant food production industries state-of-the-art technology. Leading edge equipment and food preparation techniques are available for clients to be used in partnership with our team of expert chefs, researchers, instructors, and students.