GOODS: Kelowna’s “RauDZ” Gets Ready To Celebrate Mars & Venus On Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2012 

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

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Kelowna, BC | If your knight in shining armor has turned out to be a loser in tinfoil, then the team at RauDZ has the perfect twist for Valentine’s Day or for some, this “single awareness” holiday. While books are being written and studies conducted on the differences between men and women (“Mars and Venus”), RauDZ has put their own twist on the situation. Get all the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Kelowna’s “RauDZ Regional Table” Taking A Classroom Approach To Cocktails

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

The GOODS from RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | RauDZ Regional Table is bringing cocktails back to the classroom with the return of Liquid Sundays. Led by award-winning mixologist Gerry Jobe, Liquid Sundays take the traditional concept of a cooking class and the non-traditional curriculum of cocktails to develop a third semester of this extremely popular 8-week program. No pre-requisite is required other than an interest in the cocktail culture and to have some fun with friends and neighbours. Get all the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: “RauDZ” Takes A Blueprint For Supporting Local To The GMP Competition

November 10, 2011 

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

The GOODS from RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Praised by head judge James Chatto for his staunch localism, Chef Rod Butters of RauDZ Regional Table took his ‘blueprint for supporting local’ to the Vancouver edition of Gold Medal Plates 2011. The GMP is the ultimate celebration of Canadian excellence in cuisine, wine, sport and entertainment. The Vancouver competition is one of nine that will be staged across Canada raising funds for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.

The much-talked about ‘local’ plate showcased Chevon (goat) raised espressly for the competition by Takoff Farm in the Joe Rich area of Kelowna, with Chef Butters creating a curried shoulder, apricot chutney sausage, masala loin with quinoa and chevre and chai reduction. The entire plate (except salt) was from the Okanagan with many of the items grown specifically for this competition. Read more

GOODS: Kelowna’s “RauDZ Regional Table” A Finalist For Best BC Business Concept

February 23, 2011 

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

The GOODS from RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Chef Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao of RauDZ Regional Table are excited to announce that they are a top five finalist in the “Best Concept” category at the 8th Annual Small Business BC’s Successful You Awards, the only restaurant (as well as the only Okanagan business) to make the final cut. “Support local, buy local, eat and drink local” is the simple, impactful philosophy at RauDZ Regional Table. Guests are making a financial contribution to the community by supporting an independent restaurant, which in turn supports regional farmers & suppliers, thereby keeping our local economy vibrant and growing. Read more

GOODS: Kelowna’s “RauDZ Regional Table” Sets Mars Against Venus On Valentine’s Day

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

The GOODS from RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | If the thought of Valentine’s Day has you choosing vodka and Chaka Khan, or singing a duet of “Love is a Battlefield” with Pat Benatar then the team at RauDZ Regional Table has the perfect twist for this “single awareness” holiday. RauDZ is saluting soldiers both on and off the battlefield of love with a weekend of specially created cocktails, amazing treats from the kitchen and fabulous gifts from local retailers. Read more

GOODS: Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table Is Looking To Expand Its Kitchen Team

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

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Kelowna, BC | The Okanagan’s leader in inspired cuisine is looking for a career-minded cook with a Red Seal Certificate or equivalent, 3-5 years experience, and a passion for cooking incredible ingredients. If you are interested in joining RauDZ, please fax your resume with references to Chef/Proprietor Rod Butters WCC at 250-868-2285. Only qualified candidates will be interviewed. Read more

Cocktails In The Kitchen At Kelowna’s Raudz Regional Table

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Muddlers, infused spirits and blenders replace textbooks, calculators and #2 pencils in a cocktail classroom launching January 16th at RauDZ© Regional Table. Led by award winning mixologist Liquid Chef Gerry Jobe these “Liquid Sundays” have taken the traditional concept of a cooking class and the non-traditional curriculum of cocktails to develop an eight week program.

No prerequisites required other than an interest in the cocktail culture and to have some serious fun! Liquid Sundays begin January 16 with a look at the “field to glass” philosophy of the restaurant and the use of locally farmed ingredients in cocktails. Throughout the term subjects covered also include Whiskeys & Bourbons and the appreciation of raw spirits, a look into Artisan Beers and a creative session called The X-Factor with Matt Majid, who is currently third in the world for flair bartending where he’ll demonstrate some trade secrets to entertain your guests. In a kitschy kind of mood? Try out Tiki Night where class will be in session with Okanagan interpretations of the classic beach & boat drinks! Read more

Chef Rod Butters Of “Raudz” On Preserving Okanagan Flavours

November 24, 2010 

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RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | BC Restaurant Hall of Fame chef Rod Butters of Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table has released his 2010 edition of rjb preserves and canning. He has created over a dozen products this season. Each jar and bottle features local produce canned and preserved at its peak freshness. Taking traditional ketchup and giving it an Okanagan twist, rjb’s “Blackberry Ketchup” is made with organic blackberries & tomatoes and is delicious on fries and sandwiches, “Drunken Cherries” showcase the valley’s cherry harvest with the added flavour of Sandhill Merlot. New this season is rjb’s line of salts and seasonings. Terrace Mountain Morel Salt to sprinkle on steaks, pork chops & lamb, or Peach & Cinnamon Sugar made from dried organic Okanagan peaches, cinnamon and raw sugar to create a unique cinnamon toast or sprinkled in your tea. Read more

Bar Crew At Kelowna’s “Raudz” Flush With Fresh Accolades…

September 25, 2010 

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Since opening in spring 2009, Raudz has earned a reputation for not only their seasonal local menu but also for their fresh fruit cocktails & extensive BC-based wine list. Recently, two members of the bar team, known as Liquid Chefs, have been nationally and internationally recognized for their skills.

RauDZ Bar Manager, Gerry Jobe is traveling to Jamaica next month to represent Canada in the Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge. Jobe was one of three Canadian finalists who traveled to Toronto for the big national “mix-off” and emerged the winner with his Spiced Cherry Hemingway. He’ll now take his expertise & his Canadian flag to Jamaica to compete against mixologists from around the globe for the Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum International Bartender Showcase. The good news is that we don’t need to travel to Jamaica to taste test the winner; you can sample his creative cocktail at RauDZ anytime. Read more

Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table Celebrates Asparagus Season…

    RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 |  www.raudz.com

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Spring and asparagus are an inseparable pair and it appears a cause for real celebration. If you Google ‘asparagus recipes’, a whopping 3,230,000 recipes are at your fingertips. Poems are written about it, grown men dress up in asparagus costumes to signal the season and there is even a Kick “ass”pargus fun/run held in Michigan. Asparagus is celebrated around the world with festivals in Qatar, South Africa, California, Germany and now Chef Butters at RauDZ Regional Table in Kelowna is honouring this inspirational sign of spring with an Asparagus Celebration of his own. Read more

Chef Butters of RauDZ Regional Table Launches New Food Line

December 21, 2009 

    RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 |  www.raudz.com

RauDZ Regional Table is located at 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | 250-868-8805 | www.raudz.com

News from Scout supporter RauDZ Regional Table

Kelowna, BC | Award winning chef Rod Butters of Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table, has recently launched
his rjb line of preserves and canning. This BC Restaurant Hall of Fame chef with a love for the plentiful fresh and local ingredients of the Okanagan has recently completed his first food line of products to be sold exclusively through the restaurant. Read more

Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table Joins The Scout Community…

November 9, 2009 

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Chef Rod Butters and his team at Kelowna’s RauDZ Regional Table are now proud member supporters of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page as we receive them and hosting an individual page for them in our list of recommended restaurants. Click ahead to be introduced or jump to their Scout page here. Read more

RauDZ Regional Table

DETAILS

1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC | MAP
Telephone: 250-868-8805
Email:  info@raudz.com
Web: www.raudz.com
Twitter: @raudz and @raudz.bar
Facebook: raudzregionaltable
‘Home Plate’ Podcasts available on itunes
Open seven days a week from 5:00pm – close
Reservations accepted for parties of 8 or larger.

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THE TEAM

Chef/Owner:  Rod Butters,  WCC
Owner/WSET Certified:  Audrey Surrao
Chef de Cuisine:  James Hanna

ABOUT RAUDZ REGIONAL TABLE

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Our philosophy is simple…support local, buy local, eat and drink local.  We are committed to our community, our suppliers, our environment and to you, our friends and neighbours.

BC Restaurant Hall of Fame inductee Chef Rod Butters’ menu focuses on fresh, local, seasonal and organic produce with an amazing 80% regionally based.  He feels so strongly that the producers are a major ingredient in the success of his menu, framed photographic portraits of the suppliers and their colourful produce are featured around the entire restaurant.  Guests can literally feel a connection to the food on their plate with this artwork.

The focal point of the restaurant is a beautiful 21-foot table in 120 year old reclaimed Midnight Pine. This table was custom made by local woodworker, Will Brundula, and features no nails or screws but uses a mortise, dowel and tenon construction.  The table sits on a trestle base reminiscent of the Kettle Valley Railway trestles. Comfortable banquettes and booths surround the entire space that features the brick from the original 106 year old heritage building,

RauDZ Liquid Chefs host guests at the expansive 28-foot, 15 seat fir bar where you can create your own fruit martini from fresh fruit purees made in house, enjoy a locally crafted beer or a glass of award winning Okanagan wine.

In the words of food and arts critic Jurgen Gothe, “Butters is the consummate Canadian-born, Canadian trained, Canadian chef, the kind that eventually….create what we’ll come to call Canadian cusine.”

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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Chef Rod Butters – BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee

Chef Rod Butters – Okanagan Life Rainmaker 2008/2009

“I liked it so much I wished I could stay longer for a second visit to try more dishes.”  Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun

“It’s a commitment to local organic ingredients that make RauDZ Regional Table the unique and flavourful dining experience it is.” Wine Trails

“The table is so much more than just a cool Euro-style share table—it stands for community and that is what Rod and Audrey are all about. Huge supporters of the eat local movement; they even have beautifully framed photographs of their suppliers dotting the walls in tribute—love that. Nice to look up and see the smiling familiar faces of these suppliers knowing that the food I am eating is also supporting their businesses—this is community.”  Kelowna Capital News

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