Restaurant innovators, RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. (RCC), are bringing their latest idea to life in downtown Kelowna. Like ‘The Okanagan Table’ cookbook that encouraged us to get in the kitchen and cook, this new space, ‘The Okanagan Table – kitchen | events | catering’ continues to share that enthusiasm with almost endless opportunities to enjoy food and its preparation.
RCC co-owners chef and author Rod Butters, wine guru Audrey Surrao along with RCC Executive Director of Operations Bernard Casavant, bring years of restaurant and hospitality experience together with this latest project. Their award winning culinary, service and bar teams will continue to bring their warm hospitality and experience to The Okanagan Table – kitchen | events | catering.
Located in a beautiful heritage building at 1571 Pandosy Street, steps from popular local retailers Mosaic Books and Olive & Elle, The Okanagan Table – kitchen | events | catering adds a fifth location to the successful RCC restaurant group, consisting of RauDZ Regional Table, micro bar & bites, Sunny’s Modern Diner and Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ.
The Okanagan Table – kitchen | events | catering is unlike their other spaces. It’s not a restaurant; it’s a unique venue for use as a kitchen, customized event space, off-site catering preparation.
Award winning architect Tim Bullinger of Arca 3 Design Studio, who designed the RauDZ bar, micro bar • bites and Sunny’s Modern Diner is creating both a highly functional but upscale environment combining function with a dash of glamour. Local trades have already begun work in the space with an anticipated summer opening date.
The kitchen will become the commissary kitchen for the four RCC restaurants allowing the culinary teams increased space to facilitate whole animal butchery, stock making, in-house training as well as lots of space for pastry chef Jason Whitfield to develop his desserts and treats for the properties.
In addition, this unique space provides the setting for almost unlimited creative events. With seating for 30 or stand up reception space for 50, the space will host chef-led cooking classes, wine education seminars and tastings, and private events. Moveable telescopic tables will run down the center of the space providing what Chef Rod Butters describes as the ‘ultimate chef’s table’ dining. What used to be reserved exclusively for VIPs can now be yours at The Okanagan Table – kitchen | events | catering with guests seated steps away from the kitchen action, and menus created especially for the evening with wine pairings carefully curated to heighten the experience.
With the addition of the commissary kitchen RauDZ will now be able to facilitate off-property catering for exclusive private events with menus created by the RCC award-winning culinary teams utilizing the very best fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
Jars of the addictive RJB Blackberry Ketchup, copies of the best-selling cookbook, ‘The Okanagan Table: The Art of Everyday Home Cooking’ and some exclusive kitchen wares that the RCC culinary teams use and love will be available in a small retail area as well. Limited food items including the house made ‘Soul Stock’ will be ready for take-home use.
Over the years, RauDZ Creative Concepts has built a brand that attracts talent and aligns with the best in the industry while creating a quality experience for the guests. The opening of The Okanagan Table – kitchen | events | catering in Summer 2019, allows the RauDZ team the opportunity to fulfill the frequent requests from guests for cooking classes, catering, private parties and other creative culinary experiences.
Visit www.theokanagantable.com for more information.