Congratulations Kyle!

I am such a proud mentor! Today it is official! It has been an amazing year and a half mentoring Kyle, aka. “the chosen one”…..In September of 2014, we began working together, and he was enrolled in his second year of culinary apprenticeship classes. Since then, he has been a huge part in the swift success of our business, and his abilities have taken leaps and bounds since the beginning. As the pictures show, he is always happy in the kitchen-in fact, I am fairly certain I have yet to see him on a day without a smile….. I have been incredibly fortunate for the mentors who have shared knowledge with me over the last 20 years. The evolution of our industry is based on this, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue this tradition of sharing experiences in the Backyard Farm kitchen with Kyle. When I took the leap on my own 4 years ago, I was looking to develop a career lifestyle of balance,  and future for my family. Two years in the kitchen alone, I certainly felt I was missing something. I was creating the opportunity for quality culinary experiences for our clients, with ever-changing menus based on what I “felt” like cooking on any given day. I developed my business to allow my creativity to be priority, and found that I was missing that certain person to share in the excitement.  In September of 2014, as luck would have it, a young Kyle showed up on the door, referred to me by his best friend. Prior to our meeting, I had asked...

Upcoming Event! Culmina Family Estate Winery Spring Release Dinner

We are thrilled to partner with the talent and passion behind the beautiful wines of Culmina Family Estate Winery! Join us at the winery for a multi-course menu featuring new wine releases paired with seasonal ingredients from our farm, as well as dedicated local farmers and producers.  It is always a pleasure to represent this outstanding portfolio of terroir driven wines,  through our culinary vision….. Visit the link below for further details, or to acquire one of the last remaining seats for this intimate evening sharing our love of food and wine culture. Join us this upcoming Saturday, May 21st at 6pm....

Upcoming Event! Ella Release Brunch May 14&15….

For all our clients excited in partaking in a public ticketed sale brunch, have we got one you shouldn’t miss…. May 14 and 15, enjoy a reception at Maverick Estate Winery, followed by a multi-course brunch at Backyard Farm Chef’s Table. Representing the release of “Ella”, Winemaker and proprietor Bertus Albertyn’s fantastic Sparkling! Tickets include shuttle services from Oliver and Osoyoos. The menu will showcase the spring bounty from the farm, as well as our local farmers and suppliers. Handcrafted pastries, a savoury main course and bubbles for brunch, what more could you ask for? Tickets are limited to 20 each day, and can be purchased through the winery. We look forward to paying tribute to this lovely bubbly, come join us to celebrate this wonderful spring! Follow the link below for tickets and further details. We look forward to cooking for you! http://www.maverickwine.ca/events/...