We’re not quite ready.

This is us.

Our dining room is still not open to the public yet, and trust us – it’s really hard.

So many phone calls, messages, and people we talk to at the front want our dining room to be open. We’d LOVE nothing more than to just make that happen.

Still working hard behind the scenes to prepare for that day. Investing a lot of time and energy into all the proper protocols are in place and we do things the right way. While also taking the time to re-invest in our restaurant and systems, to help ensure we’ll be here for years to come.

Humbly put, we also take care of a lot of guests from around Alberta, and not just Lacombe. So we want to make sure that we don’t add to the problem at hand for our community.

Again, THANK YOU to everyone for your patience and empathy in the matter. Our staff also feels safe and secure, and we’re able to support them which is priority. Thanks to you!

So we are still are rocking out Curbside Pick-up and Delivery, and look forward to seeing you – even if it’s from a distance!

Can’t wait for brighter days!


Our Burger of the Month for May

Our Burger of the Month for May is called the “?????? ??????”!

With Two Alberta Beef Pattys, Two slices of Aged Cheddar Cheese, Sautéed Onion and Mushrooms, Sliced Pickles, Fresh Tomato, Butterleaf Lettuce and Burger Sauce on a Brioche Bun!

Featuring our very own Guest Chef Danika Foesier, with $2 from every burger sold going directly towards the Lacombe Health Trust – which invests funds into the Lacombe Hospital and contributed to recent Hospital ER renovations ❤️❤️


Available to order online now at www.cilantroandchive.moduurn.com


We will not re-open for dining on May 14th

COVID-19 has proven to be the biggest challenge many of us will face in our lifetime. It is our defining moment.

The changes we make, and how we come out on the other side is in our hands. With relaxations coming down, we are incredibly excited about returning to a new sense of normal. However we also want to ensure the health and safety of our guests, our team and our family. With this in mind we will open our doors when the time is right.

WE WILL NOT BE OPENING OUR DOORS TO DINE IN GUESTS ON THURSDAY MAY 14th, but will continue to serve you for Curbside Pick-up and Delivery.

When the time is right we will let you know through all of our social media channels. We greatly appreciate all of your support, enthusiasm and genuine appreciation. You have taken an incredibly tough situation and made the most of it. Thank YOU! We couldn’t do this without YOU!


Rieley, Kim, William, Brynn, Hannah and the entire Cilantro and Chive Team



We are proud to announce that as of ????????? ????? ???? we are back open for pickup and delivery!

In compliance with government regulations during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are offering “curbside” NO-CONTACT PICKUP and LACOMBE DELIVERY only

We also now have ONLINE ORDERING!

Make your order and pay easily from the comfort of your phone or on your PC!

We encourage you to pay online so we can minimize the contact with you and us! Please go to our online ordering page at https://cilantroandchive.moduurn.com/

• 10% OFF all Curbside No-Touch Pickup Orders
• 20% OFF Craft Beer, Bottles of Wine & Spirits (ID Required)
• FREE Lacombe Delivery!

There will be limited access to our space as we want to keep our distance. (It’s not you, it’s us… we promise!)

For prepaid delivery orders, we will leave them at your doorstep, back away slowly and ensure you’ve received them before we head off! We may take a little longer, but we want to ensure we are take all precautions in minimizing the curve!

????? ??? so very much for your patience and understanding as we transition our business to this new normal. We’re doing the very best that we can to ensure the utmost safety for our team and our guests during these unprecedented times.

Stay safe and healthy!

Just incredible.

In a month where everyone’s worlds were flipped outside down, support for our beloved Burger of the Month Program was AMAZING, affirming we truly have the BEST guest’s hands down!

Local guest chef Brenda Sargeant helped provide the creative juices for the “Date Night” burger!

$2 from every burger sold in March went directly to Brenda’s charity of choice the Women’s Program at Turning Point.

Now more than ever we need to continue to support those programs that support the at risk and vulnerable in our community, and programs like the Women’s Program which help women facing significant struggles set and achieve their goals. We’re better together!

Brenda was thrilled to turn over a cheque for $880 today, dollars Turning Point will use directly to support very vulnerable women and often their children in our community.

Thanks to the incredible community support we see for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we’ve had the opportunity to give back over $60,000 to local charities over the past 38 months!


You did it again! February’s Burger of the Month raises $1160

Does it get much better than not one but TWO guest chef’s and TWO Burgers?!  It was a first for our beloved Burger of the Month Program and it was a hit!

Local guest chef’s Alvin and Helen Peck provided the creative inspiration behind “Two of a Kind”, which included two sliders.  Slider one was topped with a bacon infused beef patty, jack cheese, caramelized onion, basil aioli, greens, tomato and a pickle, while slider two included jerk chicken with cumin aioli, sesame slaw, lettuce and sweet potato chips on naan bread!  $2 from every burger sold in February went directly to the Peck’s charity of choice Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District (BBBSLD).

The Peck’s were keen to support youth in our community and they couldn’t think of an organization that does better work with local young people than BBBS.  Alvin Peck points to the impact the programs offered make on kids “The young people are our future and if they have early exposure to community and caring hopefully, they will share that with others as they go through life”.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District is currently working with 162 youth through their various mentoring programs like In School Mentoring, Community Based Mentoring, Tutoring Tuesday, Kids and Kops, Go Girls and Game On.  These programs push youth to reach their full potential and help them avoid many risk-taking behaviours; with kids matched with a volunteer staying in school longer, seeing better grades, being more productive, as a result, they are less likely to offend.

The Peck’s were thrilled to turn over a cheque for $1,160 today, dollars BBBSLD will use directly for mentoring programs.  Every $1 invested in mentoring returns $23 in social return to society, with mentored youth seeing long term positive results in life, in community and at work.  BBBSLD recently celebrated two 10-year matches which is a testament to the success of their programs and how they create a long-term impact.

We’re blessed with the BEST guests who get behind our Burger of the Month program month after month, allowing us the opportunity to give back over $60,000 to local charities over the past 37 months!  THANK-YOU!

The March Burger of the Month is the “Date Night”.  It includes grilled chicken, date and apple jam, melted brie, apple slices, cucumber slices, spinach and garlic parmesan aioli on a brioche bun!  It was created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Brenda Sargeant with $2 from every burger sold going directly to her charity of choice Turning Point Society’s Women’s Program



For more information contact:


Crystal Zens

Executive Director

BBBS Lacombe & District





Alvin and Helen Peck

February BOTM Guest Chef’s






Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive




Another Pop-Up of Ice Cream Sandwich goodness!

There is nothing better than seeing kids jump in, take to task and LOVE every minute of it at our Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-up Sales! Every 3 months we’re at a new school as part of our new Ice Cream Sandwich Program, our latest stop, stop number 3 landed us at Terrace Ridge in Lacombe!

Under the program we kick back full proceeds from the pop-up sale ($4/sandwich) as well as $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold in the restaurant over the 3-month period to the school.

Grade 6 students at Terrace Ridge were ALL IN, helping our team scoop up and serve 173 ice cream sandwiches! Our latest creation is a play on black forest cake; 2 maraschino cherry cookies with Dutch chocolate ice cream and sprinkles!

Terrace Ridge will be using the proceeds from the ice cream sandwich sales to help replace and supplement Physical Education Supplies and Resources. Schools do receive funding for basic gym supplies like dodge balls, volleyballs, basketballs, nets, hula hoops, bean bags, badminton rackets and more but maintaining those items each year is costly. The school needs to ensure they always have enough equipment for 30-50 students to participate at a time and with over 400 students at the school that equipment is well used! School Principal Deborah Van Delden says they are also eager to expose students to as many new and exciting opportunities as possible and they currently have a wish list of Physical Education supplies they would LOVE to purchase. That list includes indoor floor curling, don’t walk in the hallway decals, Gaga Ball, and 9 square in the air.

A BIG thank-you to the amazing group of Grade 6 students who worked alongside our team, and to all parents who helped their kids purchase an ice cream sandwich treat at school!

For more information contact:

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive




Deborah Van Delden


Terrace Ridge School

403.782.0050 ext 4190



Could you be our next Sous Chef?

Do you want to work with some of the best in the business, while creating, exploring, coaching and growing our team… and you?

Cilantro and Chive is NOW HIRING one AWESOME Sous Chef!


Starting as a catering company, to a 60 seat restaurant in Ponoka, we are independently owned and operated now in historic downtown Lacombe. Over the past 4 years here in Lacombe we have grown exponentially, with a menu focused on locally sourced food, over 200+ Craft Beers, epic food, and engaging & friendly customer service. We haven’t stopped growing, evolving and looking to build for the future.

But building community is what we do best – through collaborative relationships with other like-minded businesses and local suppliers.

We have a strong report with the Cook Apprentice program at RDC – with 8 current students and recent graduates.

Our menu changes with the seasons (4 times a year) to keep a fresh, creative and unique approach to comfort food.

Our Burger of the Month program that was initiated in February of 2017 has now raised over $55,000 for local community groups and organizations in need.

We work with and engage in local school produce programs, school box lunches, ice cream sandwich pop-ups, kitchen pop-ups at local Alberta breweries, while working with local producers, farmers and more!


• Full time salaried position

• 44+/- hour work week averaging five 9 hours days, and 2 days off each week

• Consistent weekend and evening availability, with flexible scheduling

• Direct development of our menu that changes 4 times a year with the seasons, meeting required developmental timelines set by the General Manager & Ownership

• Ongoing positive working relationships with our current suppliers, and building relationships with future local suppliers

• Understanding and efficiency using 7 Shifts online scheduling system

• Engaging in our Burger of the Month campaign: helping meet local Guest Chefs, designing creative burgers, developing recipes, procedures and implementation

• Weekly food inventory

• Creating and costing features with the support of our culinary team on an ongoing basis

• Implementing and impacting catering functions, collaborative pop-ups, fundraisers and off-site events with direct engagement with General Manager and Ownership

• Attend weekly management meetings

• Promoting a positive, engaging, clean and safe work environment for all team members and guests. Free from harassment and abuse.

• Previous full service/restaurant or bar experience minimum 3 years required

• Previous Sous Chef/Chef management experience required

• Culinary education and certificates an asset (Food Safe, WHMIS, First Aid, Pro-Serve)


* Only qualified candidates will be contacted


If you’re tired of being put into a box, send your resume and let us know about you in an email to jason@cilantroandchive.ca or stop by 5021 50th Street in the heart of historic downtown Lacombe!

We want to continue to push the boundaries of conventional restaurants, and grow.

And we’d like YOU to be a part of your journey!

Helping to Feed Kids – One Ice Cream Sandwich at a Time!

We are having SO MUCH FUN popping up at local schools and giving back through our new Ice Cream Sandwich Program!  Today it was time to turn over the funds raised from our latest ice cream sandwich creation and stop number two at Ècole James S. McCormick School in Lacombe. 

Back in mid-December a group of Grade 3 JS student leaders helped us scoop up roughly 150 ice cream sandwiches (two in-house baked root beer float cookies and salted caramel ice-cream) to serve to their peers, all in support of the school’s new breakfast program.  We’re thrilled to be kicking back the entire proceeds of that pop-up sale, as well as $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold in the restaurant between December and February.  


Drum roll please……that same group of Grade 3 students were on hand today to receive a cheque for $947!

This is the first year JS McCormick has had a formal breakfast program up and running.  It started off feeding 8-10 kids every school morning and has quickly grown to see over 60 children popping in to curb hunger pains, getting them ready to learn.  Assistant Principal Craig Fullarton says “many students come to school hungry simply because their morning was too busy to eat. We have students who ride the bus for an hour so although they might have eaten before they left, they may still arrive to school hungry. Our program targets anyone who needs something in their belly because realistically, if they are hungry, learning is not going to be a priority for them that day”.

We all know food is expensive and the program is relying heavily on donations to purchase the cereal, yogurt, fruit, bread, butter and jam, and cheese, currently on offer every morning. 

A BIG thank-you to the amazing group of Grade 3 students who worked alongside our team, to all parents who helped their kids purchase an ice cream sandwich treat at school and to everyone who made the trip into the restaurant to help support this program.

We’re on the road again one week from today, this time scooping at Terrace Ridge School, see you there!


For more information contact:


Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive




Craig Fullarton

Assistant Principal 

Ècole James S. McCormick School



Raising Money for Terrace Ridge School!



Starting Sunday MARCH 1st, we’ve got a brand new version of our popular dessert!

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$1 from every Ice Cream Sandwich sold goes towards Terrace Ridge School (Lacombe) which is using the proceeds towards replacing and supplementing Physical Education supplies and resources at the school!

This tasty dessert has 2 in-house made Maraschino Cherry Cookies, Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and a Maraschino Cherry on top of course!