Set inside a heritage farmhouse, surrounded by our 2 acre heritage orchard and neighbouring vineyards, Backyard Farm Chef’s Table is available for private culinary demonstrations, with a maximum of up to 20 guests. Offering a unique culinary experience for our guests, all menus are tailored with a personal approach to each client. Menu development takes careful consideration of the abundant seasonal produce from our farm, in addition to our like-minded and dedicated farming partners and producers. Our quality minded approach extends into our mandate of local, sustainable, organic when possible ingredient sourcing, as well as ethically raised and harvested meats and poultry. All seafood utilized is Oceanwise Certified, to ensure the sustainability and future of our fisheries. Our menu development is ingredient driven, with an emphasis on French inspiration and methods. All offerings are handcrafted in our kitchen. 

During a multi-course culinary demonstration, our well appointed commercial kitchen is on a stage, offering an opportunity for our guests to feel fully immersed in the experience. We offer the story behind the food, those who grow or produce the ingredients, along with the methods of preparation. Exclusive to each booking, our intimate team strives to offer an engaging and immersive culinary experience, showcasing our passion for food and wine culture in the South Okanagan. 

Our dedicated service team offers the pinnacle of professionalism with a detail oriented approach to our idea of what hospitality should be. 

Pricing details reflect a wealth of variables, and are based upon a cost per person. We will work directly with you for a private booking inquiry, and have flexibility with our services, whether it is a celebratory event, corporate retreat or otherwise. We believe the personal approach reflects a quality experience from planning to execution. Availability can be viewed on our Calendar Page, please contact us directly for further details and information, Pricing Guidelines, and Booking Terms.

We can be reached via email: info@backyard-farm.ca or our business line (250)485-2249

*Please note that we are for private bookings only. We do not combine exclusive groups, and are not currently available for daily seatings.

We encourage our guests to have responsible transportation for the afternoon and evening, and have a dedicated transportation partner with Moxie Tours. Contact them directly for pricing, availability and further details, please contact them directly. Follow the link here.

Phase 2 Covid-19 Re-Open Policies and Practices

To our valued clients:

 The team at Backyard Farm have always made a priority to reflect a quality minded approach to our services and culinary experiences, while maintaining food safety, cleanliness and organization which exceeds Interior Health guidelines. In regards to the current Covid 19 pandemic, we have adjusted our practices in order to further insure consumer confidence in our business and services. We are closely monitoring all suggestions and guidelines by our governing bodies, including Health BC, Interior Health and Worksafe BC. We have implemented practices reflective of all current requirements, where applicable, to our unique business. As always, the safety of our guests, staff and family remain our priority.  We will adjust our guidelines as mandated, and will adapt our policies reflective of any provincial health orders as they are updated.

Backyard Farm Chef’s Table will continue to be available for private events only. Pre-booking is required in order to facilitate tailored menu development and event specifics.

We have adjusted our practices as follows:

Our capacity has been changed, as required by the recent Health Act and the guidelines around social distancing. Until further notice, we will host 12 guests maximum, set as two tables of 6 guests per table. We will not offer “family style or buffet” format meals to minimize risk of cross contamination.

The Host: Each booking must have a designated host who will be the prime contact with Backyard Farm. The host will be responsible for communicating expectations and ensuring contact information of guests. -We respectfully request the host to communicate with intended guests regarding their general health prior to the event to be certain everyone is feeling well and has not recently returned from international travel without the required 2 week quarantine. We reserve the right to refuse service or entry should we notice symptoms of Covid-19.

Guests: All guests are required to share pertinent health and travel information with their host. All guests will be required to sanitize their hands upon arrival and sanitizer is available throughout Backyard Farm. Unfortunately guests will not be allowed in the kitchen area at this time.

Staff: All staff, including “on call” service staff members, are required to sign an agreement outlining their responsibility to inform us of symptoms of illness right away. In addition to training on our new sanitation and service requirements, we also ask our staff to respect our small business by being sensitive of their social contacts. We have a very small team, thus it is very efficient for us to keep open communication on a daily basis.

Procedures:

All commonly used surfaces in our private dining room will be sanitized using approved Food Safe sanitizer and disinfectants prior to guest arrival. This includes and is not limited to all tables, chairs (seats, backs, etc), handrails, door handles, faucets and light switches. 

All plateware, glassware and cutlery are washed in a high temperature dish machine, utilizing approved ware-washing chemicals and a high temperature sterilizing rinse at a minimum of 186’F for the rinse cycle.

During Service: –Service staff members will adhere to social distancing wherever possible, while continuing to offer our elevated hospitality and service standards.  

-Guest washroom will be sanitized after every guest use, whenever possible. All common surfaces will be sanitized, including door handles, faucet, light switches and toilet handle. All hand towels are single use, and laundered with bleach and hot water to insure they are properly sanitized.

– Clearing dishes by our service staff will be done as efficiently as possible, with thorough handwashing after each contact with guest plates, cutlery, glassware and utensils.

-Our intimate culinary and service team will be more aware and practice suggested social distancing while preparing and plating food whenever possible.

We trust you recognize how seriously we take our role in the safety, health and well being of our valued clients, staff, family and future of our business. During this uncertain time, we are making a priority of offering a quality-driven culinary experience with us, while adapting our practices to reflect the comfort and confidence of our clients. We are hopeful that our detail-oriented approach to a tailored culinary demonstration will offer some piece of mind that we are very conscious and aware of the responsibility we have. We will continue to make adjustments where prudent, as we continue to closely monitor the “re-opening” guidelines and suggestions from our governing bodies. Your business is crucial to our future, now more than ever and we thank you for your support.