Ernest's Dining Room at NAIT has been aptly described as the "jewel in the crown" of School of Hospitality's new Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts. Ernest's decor is described as "understated elegance". Tasteful compliments of cherry wood and brass highlights, a beautiful rock feature wall, muted lighting and attention to detail provide the room with a distinct corporate ambience. Critical acclaim and numerous accolades identify the "haute cuisine" prepared by second year Culinary Arts diploma students as "outstanding". Local media viewers have awarded Ernest's 4.5 stars out of 5. Seasoned chef instructors emphasize the importance of using high quality local regional products. Mastery of traditional cookery combined with contemporary artistry has resulted in a truly electric cuisine. Elegant service is provided by eager School of Hospitality students. An emphasis on etiquette and authenticity is encouraged through the guidance of professional mentors.