World-class chefs are making their way to the South Okanagan to embrace the farm to fork culinary culture. It’s no wonder why: bountiful fresh, sustainable, and plentiful ingredients are often grown mere metres from the kitchen door. 

Herb gardens, fruit trees, and vegetable stands offer an incredible array of flavours to pair with locally raised proteins from the land and waters. It’s not at all uncommon for a chef to say, “and we got this fresh just this morning.”

Bistros and restaurants range from high-end white table cloth dining to charming and casual sandwich shops and bakeries, where the coffee may have been freshly ground from a roaster just down street. Check out Visit Penticton’s Daily Special for mouth-watering ideas, or consider one of Penticton’s culinary hotspots as a venue for delegate activities and meetings: OROLO Restaurant + Cocktail Bar at Time Winery, the Restaurant at Poplar Grove, and the multi-level space at Slackwater Brewing are a few choices to consider.

Penticton’s famous food trucks can provide a quick visit for carbo-loading or a sweet treat during a session break, but why not have a few cater at your event for a boost of fresh air at lunch?

Many of Penticton’s restaurants also offer customized menus for gatherings of any size, and refresh their dishes based on seasonality and special requests. After you’ve found your favourite spot, curate a selection of products, produce, baked goods and more at Penticton’s Farmers Market, held downtown on Saturdays from early spring to late fall, to savour during the day. Learn more about our local market and orchards.