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About Athabasca Catering

In 1994 Athabasca Catering Limited Partnership evolved from several related joint venture and partnerships and in 2003 the partnership became a 100% Saskatchewan First Nation owned and operated company. Our managing Partner, Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership, provides us the support, experience and oversight we need to succeed.  We specialize in local, First Nation and Aboriginal hiring providing positive influence for regional economical impact commitments.  We work equally well in both union and non-union work sites and maintain strong mutually respectful labour relations at all our work sites.

We have thrived in the remote site catering industry for several reasons; among them is high client satisfaction, high quality food service, qualified and skilled management at all levels and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done safely, professionally and skillfully.

100% First Nations Owned

  • Lac La Ronge Indian Band
  • Fond du Lac
  • Black Lake
  • Hatchet Lake
  • English River

Meet Our Management Team

Our people care about the services we provide and are committed to fulfilling the needs of the customers by providing the highest quality products and services.

Alan Cole

Alan Cole is the Managing Director of Athabasca Catering Limited Partnership (ACLP), Western Canada’s leading First-Nations-owned camp services provider. Alan is responsible for the overall management of the company, including client contract management to ensure our clients receive the best services possible. Alan brings to ACLP over 20 years catering and facilities management experience. He has extensive oil and gas and military expertise, and has managed contracts in Canada, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards is ACLP’s Director of Operations, the leader of the executive team. He joined ACLP in 1992. His experience spans facilities management, catering, contract management, and client relations. He’s also a seasoned labour relations and collective bargaining expert. Ray works closely with Finance, Safety and Human Resources to ensure the business runs smoothly and profitably.

Kevin Danchuk

Kevin is ACLP’s Director of Health and Safety. He’s responsible for setting the strategy, driving execution and creating best practices for safety, health, the environment and quality services, Kevin is dedicated to making ACLP the safest place to work for all employees, wherever the location and whatever the job. He’s been part of the leadership team and grown with it for more than 23 years. ACLP named him Safety, Health Environment Quality Manager in 2014, and since then he’s centralized and standardized safety processes for the entire company. In 2015, ACLP achieved one million hours with no lost times.

Robert Cremers, CPA, CGA.

Robert Cremers is ACLP’s Director of Finance and Administration. Bringing over two decades of fiscal management experience spanning the transportation, manufacturing and service industries, Robert has put policies, systems and plans in place for growth and expansion. Robert has worked to establish ACLP’s financial management process, ensuring that it meets or exceeds industry standards. In his role with ACLP, Robert has focused on process improvement, as well as developed, implemented, maintained, and monitored all of ACLP’s current financial, administrative and IT systems software.

Darlene Brander

Darlene Brander is the Director of Human Resources for ACLP. In that role, Darlene ensures ACLP has the management, staff, training, systems and supports in place to meet or exceed ACLP’s business objectives. Working closely with Operations, Safety and Finance means ACLP Human Resources supports all departments in meeting their objectives. Under Darlene’s leadership, ACLP has increased retention of top talent while decreasing turnover with the result of improved delivery of quality services for our clients. Darlene’s directed ACLP’s major Human Resources initiatives. In addition to her ACLP duties, Darlene serves on the following boards: Children’s Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Aboriginal Professional Association and Chair of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners.

Brenda Nystrom

Brenda is Saskatchewan born, of Metis heritage and has almost 20 years of experience participating in significant projects and initiatives within the agriculture, construction, oil, gas and government sectors of the economy throughout the prairie provinces. At ACLP, as Director of Business Development, Brenda will be responsible for the implementation, execution and delivery of our growth strategy.   Brenda is innovative and passionate and will be an integral member of the senior management team as ACLP fulfills their vision for the coming years.  Brenda sits on the Board of Directors for the Saint Elizabeth Foundation, focussing on healthcare programs for Indigenous communities, Professional Aboriginal Women in Industry (PAWI), Land Economic Development Advisory Committee (LEDAC) for Alberta and participates in various community development activities throughout western Canada.