Lake Country’s Gatzke Orchard presents REGGAE NIGHTS! July 27th
Oyama, British Columbia – June2/2014 – Gatzke Orchard presents GO FOODISM! Join Canadian/Jamaican Chef Cornel Fisher for an outdoor roaming 4-course meal on an orchard by the lake. REGGAE NIGHTS! Featuring Caribbean flavours, storytelling & songs spiced up with local farm ingredients with wine tastings by Arrowleaf Cellars.
“Cornel has been connected to the Gatzke Orchard for over a decade,” says Al Gatzke. “It’s a great moment to have him take part in our GO FOODISM! series after hearing me talk about it all these years. Cornel brings a great energy to all our events, REGGAE NIGHTS will be very special for sure.”
Gatzke Orchard just hosted their Woodstock Revival music festival for the third year where Cornel Fisher was a prominent groovy talent on the scene.
“I love working with the Gatzke Family,” says Fisher. “Their orchard is a very special place in the Okanagan Valley and I continue to create more amazing memories each year. This year Woodstock this year was incredible, not only for all the happy hungry people, but for the music as I was able to perform with my seven year old son Benjamin Moon. An unforgettable experience.”
“Cornel has also been our pizza chef heating up our clay wood burning oven, “GAIA”, on “Feel Good Fridays,” at our weddings and music events,” says Joseph Pinheiro, Event Manager. “I’ve watched him create beautiful gourmet pizza’s then jump on stage for a set and return to a lineup 20 deep of new pizza/music fans. Even at our weddings he adds an extra element of entertainment and authenticity to peoples Okanagan experience on our orchard.
“I can’t wait until July 27th so I can cook and sing for you,” says Fisher. “I’m looking forward to sharing the stories and flavours of some of my favourite Jamaican recipes. It’s going to be a jammin’ good time.”
Tickets for the GO FOODISM! series available at gatzkeorchard.com
A total of six orchard dinners featuring a diverse group of BC’s finest chefs will take over the orchard this summer. Cornel Fisher is the third chef featured in the Gatzke Orchard outdoor, roaming dinner series, taking place on the last Sunday from May through to September.
Before dinner, guests will explore the property alongside those who raised their dinner and harvest some of the bounty nurtured according to the FLOS mentality. The Fresh Local Organic Seasonal mentality is prioritized in that order and uses local farms to help grow community. Gatzke’s creates a food and beverage service that educates people about the connection between food, nature and agriculture.
Nestled in Lake Country in the Central Okanagan Valley, the Gatzke family has been proudly farming in Oyama, B.C. since 1929. Gatzke Orchard currently grows over 50 varieties of tree fruit throughout the season. It is grown the most natural and sustainable way, which guarantee premium quality of the fruit & vegetables.
Gatzke Orchard is a 3rd generation family owned and operated farm, steeped in agricultural history. Leo’s grandson Alan, his wife Ingrid and their two daughters continue to maintain the family operation and the legacy that Leo started 80 years ago.