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Dining & Take Away

**Stofa Restaurant is open for inside and patio evening dining (weather permitting) as well as our Stofa on the Sofa meals for 2. Reservations can be made online through our website. At this time we are only offering a 5-course table d’hote menu for $110 per person plus taxes and beverages and a 3-course table d'hote menu for $90 per person plus taxes and beverages.**

**Hours of operation are Wednesday-Saturday for dining and Friday-Saturday for our take away meals. **

**Stofa Restaurant offers take away dinners for 2 on Friday & Saturdays.**

**Our weekly menus for our Stofa on the Sofa meals for 2 will be posted on Mondays. Please click the "delivery/pickup" button on our home page to see more information and to make a purchase. **

**Thank you so much for your support during this time.**

**Stofa Management**

Jason Sawision


Before opening Stofa, Jason Sawision worked at Ottawa-based Atelier restaurant for six years, most recently as Chef de Cuisine. He competed with Marc Lepine and the Atelier team at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, BC in 2012 and 2016, winning gold both times. Jason has been a professional chef for more than 15 years, and recently worked as a chef instructor at Algonquin College.

Prior to moving to Ottawa in 2011, Jason worked in the Toronto area at Canoe Restaurant and Bar(Anthony Walsh), Eigensinn Farm/Haisai Restaurant (Michael Stadtlander), and The Healthy Butcher. He received his chef training at George Brown College, and holds a Hotel and Food Administration degree from the University of Guelph. In his downtime, he enjoys sports, movies, and spending time with his family and friends.

Kathryn Ferries

Chef de Cuisine

Working at Stofa since 2017, Kathryn has contributed to the success of this Ottawa restaurant gem. She is a "Top 30 Under 30" KML Foodservice Magazine Award Winner (2021) as well as the North American "Social Responsibility" representative in the San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition 2019/2021. She is also recognized nationally through the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeunes Chefs 2018.

Kathryn is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa receiving Le Grande Diplôme in 2012. Prior to working at Stofa she had spent time in many Ottawa establishments including Atelier, Holland’s Cake & Shake and Signature’s Restaurant. She has cooked and travelled abroad where she took the opportunity to stage at some incredible establishments, most recently Husk (Nashville), Lazy Bear, Tartine Manufactory and Nightbird (San Francisco).

Shane Dirksen


Shane started out his restaurant journey at Vittoria Trattoria in the Byward Market of Ottawa as a busser and finishing his time there 5 years later as the Wine Director. Born and raised in Niagara, it wasn't until moving to Ottawa that he leaned into his passion for the wine industry. Every time he ventures home, there will be a few stops made at some of the incredible wineries of the region which Shane loves to showcase on Stofa’s wine list. His love of wine has resulted in travelling throughout Europe and North America to seek out some of the top regions and wineries.

Shane continued his pursuits in wine at Algonquin College where he completed the Sommelier Certificate program. He continued his wine studies with fellow Ottawa sommeliers that led him to obtain his Level 2 Certified Sommelier pin from the Court of Master Sommeliers. While working at Atelier, Shane refined his skills in food and beverage service, and it was here that he first met Chef Jason Sawision. Upon hearing that he was opening his own restaurant, Shane had no hesitation in asking to join his team. His free time is mostly spent gardening, playing volleyball, and trying to tire out his spirited dog.