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Pictured: Masterlab Pasta Primavera

Performance Food

Meal service for athletes, performers…

and every overachiever in your office.

Masterlab takes healthy eating to the next level. We combine the science of performance nutrition with modern culinary flair to ensure staying on your A-game is as easy as possible.

Every ingredient is chosen with purpose. Every meal designed to serve your needs. Healthy eating just levelled up.

Performance first

Whole foods are just the beginning

A lot of our competition assumes that just because they use whole ingredients that that is enough to support your health. Here at Masterlab, we know you need more.

You need more than just whole foods to optimize your performance. You need the right balance of macronutrients to feel your best. You need particular ingredients and micronutrients to recover properly. We aren’t just putting veggies on your plate and calling it a day. We are in the lab, decoding the science, and creating the perfect formula that will take you to your next level.

Catering

Every team requires the right fuel to compete—not just in sport. Research shows that office workers are productive for less than

Meal Service

Masterlab Meal Service is available in Edmonton only and currently serves the needs of our official partners, such as F C Edmonton and members of the C F L who reside in the Edmonton area, as well as local fighters, dancers, models, and other performers who work with us.

Masterlab Veggie Wraps

Comfort food
has met its match

A myth exists that food that is good for you tastes anything but. On one hand, in the culinary world, chefs rely on tradition (and a lot of butter) to excite your palate. The modern research that exists on nutrition are of little to no concern to the average restaurant.

On the other hand, nutritional supplements and foods marketed as such have long relied on function over form. Sure, it may have the technical specs, but who really needs another protein bar that makes a great cardboard substitute.

We’ve cut through all of that to create a menu that combines the nutrition you need with the flavour you crave. Here at Masterlab, satisfaction and health are no longer mutually exclusive.

Science of flavour

Sacrificing flavour doesn’t make you better, faster, or tougher. It makes you a sucker.

The science is in: flavour is what satisfies. Just because we’re eating well, doesn’t mean we don’t care about taste.

Fat, salt, acid, sweet. Umami. Crunch. We take the science of satisfaction seriously, and we know how to create it in ways that bolster your health, not detract from it. Combined with our nutrition-first focus, our ever-evolving menu serves two functions: to bolster mental and physical performance, while reminding us what it means to be human by delighting the senses.

Senses

Work together

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Flavours

Mental constructs

Being organic or natural isn’t necessarily as important as being an unprocessed whole food. Organic crops are often grown next to regular ones (the cost of licensing an entire field as organic is prohibitively expensive) and “natural” is a meaningless term used by marketing.

It’s the processing of food that destroys their invaluable nutrients.

You are what you eat?

It’s not just about what you’re eating. It’s also about what you’re not.

Optimal performance is about more than what’s on your plate. It’s also about managing inflammation and keeping your gut health in check. That’s why we keep common irritants like gluten and dairy out of all of our menu items.

Flavours you crave
made from ingredients you need

You don’t have to trade performance for enjoyment when they’re one and the same

Performance Food

Erin Smandych

Erin Smandych is a private chef and health educator specializing in the nutritional and culinary needs of persons with athletic and performance goals in the Edmonton area and abroad.

Certified in culinary nutrition, her menus blend the benefits of whole foods with the styles and flavours that characterize modern cuisine.