Eat Drink Local Initiative launched at the ‘home’ of Eating Local
RauDZ Regional Table was honoured to host the announcement of the government’s investment of funds towards encouraging restaurants and diners to eat local. With a business philosophy of ‘support local, buy local, eat and drink local’, the team at RauDZ and their guests are all part of the success story behind this announcement.
The BC Ministry of Agriculture media release states,”As part of the BC government’s ongoing efforts to build the local agrifood and seafood economy, the Ministry of Agriculture is contributing close to $225,000 to the Eat Drink Local program. Eat Drink Local is expected to increase the demand and sales of local food in the restaurants, build consumer awareness about the quality, range and flavour of BC foods, and help residents and tourists easily identify where local flavours are being served.”
In 2017 the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association (BCRFA) will host a month long celebration of BC food and beverages by showcasing their creativity and skill with local products and flavours. Ian Tostenson, President and CEO of the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association states “We look forward to this dynamic new partnership with government that will introduce guests to new local culinary flavours from across our province. Working with restauranterus creates an exciting platform for innovation with local products and will get residents and visitors alike engaged with local food and drink. An exciting opportunity to drive business for British Columbia restaurants of all kinds, this investment offers a real boost to our BC economy.”
We at RauDZ Creative Concepts (RauDZ Regional Table, micro bar & bites, Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ) will continue to showcase the high quality produce available from our local farmers and food artisans and enthusiastically support other restaurants and businesses who are also committed to supporting local. Our culinary team showcased local product at the event with an assortment of cheese from across the province, BC oysters, housemade jams and chutneys with even the presentation boards for the food made from reclaimed BC wood!