Who We Are

SOCIAL is focused on progressive Canadian cuisine with diverse & innovative wine selections and craft cocktail offerings. Live Jazz in the courtyard & weekend DJs set the vibe, making SOCIAL one of Ottawa’s most vibrant & creative restaurants.

Located in the historic Byward Market in the heart of downtown Ottawa, SOCIAL offers a sumptuous and elegant atmosphere while indulging in our Canadian free-style cuisine.

Chef Jeff

Chef Jeff’s culinary style is quite literally not by the book. He has little experience working from recipe books, and instead enhanced his skills through experimentation, creating dishes from scratch. His forte is seasonal Canadian, which allows him to support local farmers and producers by using ingredients that are domestic, fresh and flavourful. Chef Jeff enjoys the flexibility in dishes at SOCIAL, and specializes particularly in breads and charcuterie, which are all baked, smoked, or cured in-house.


Veronique has worked in restaurants for over fifteen years, starting in a small family owned Italian restaurant in Essex County, and has since then worked in some of Ottawa’s finest restaurants. She has a passion for food and wine, and has continuously developed her education in wine and spirits. Twice, she has attended Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, and has studied wine through Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Veronique has visited most of Canada’s wine growing regions multiple times, and has a deeper appreciation for Italian wines since attending VinItaly in Spring 2017. She is currently furthering her wine knowledge taking the French and Italian Wine Scholar program.