about us

Our Story

Uprooted Kitchen & Catering Co. flourished under the former name of Basket Case Picnics & Catering, operating across the Okanagan since July of 2011.  In the early years we could be found firmly planted at 5 Farmers Markets per week with our distinctive mobile kitchen. The markets provided a natural platform for doing business with both producers and customers appreciative of our commitment to use as many local, organic, and hormone/antibiotic free products as possible in our creative, fresh and colorful cuisine!  When not attending markets we collaborated with estate wineries that did not have on-site food services, providing a partnership approach that was designed to enrich both the winery and client experience, by providing gourmet picnics and fresh stone-fired flatbreads. Virtually immediately, people began clamoring for more…

We have continually developed our own flair and unique service styles that relate with authenticity to our wine-country and agricultural region, and which highlight the rustic elegance of our earthy creations.

Relaunched in May of 2019, our new name, Uprooted Kitchen & Catering Co., speaks to both our inspiration and ethos.  As an on the grow and go caterer, with menus that are, quite literally, cultivated from the ground up, we decided to rebrand and ‘uproot’ our image to better suit how our business has evolved!  We offer many enticing ways to enjoy an Uprooted Kitchen experience.

Our Food

What our clients have to say about our food and services, means more than anything we could ever say about ourselves.


Thoughtfully crafted menus that feature the local marketplace.. always prepared to perfection!

Janice MyersExecutive Director, Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (Corporate Meetings & Special Events)

My husband and I were lucky enough to have Basket Case Picnics cater to our wedding. Not only was the food delicious and in line with our own farm to table values, but the team at Basket Case Picnics worked incredibly hard to ensure that our day went off perfectly without incident. We could not have asked for a better experience!

Claire Volpatti

We LOVED the romantic picnic you made for our date! We’ll be back for more of your delicious food very soon. 🙂 Oh, and the carrot cake .. Ridiculous!!

a Happy Client