Open air courtyard at the new Joy Road Bakeshop on Winnipeg St. (Rendering)

Well-known Joy Road Catering brings bakeshop and B&B to downtown Penticton

The culinary shop on Winnipeg St. just adds to this red hot entertainment district

Joy Road Catering will break ground this January on their new year-round bakeshop, catering kitchen and four guest suites in Penticton’s downtown core.

Joy Road is well known for its event catering, Alfresco Dining Series and farmers’ market stand.

In fact, Joy Road began at the Penticton Farmers’ Market selling baked goods, preserves and treats 14 years ago.

Fast forward to today, and the success of this local business brought the need for more production space and equipment, said Joy Road co-owner Brett Turner.

Combine this with Chef Brett and Olivia Fobert’s vision for a complete local hospitality experience, and the retail bakeshop and guest suites were born, said Turner.

The new project, expected to complete in fall 2021 is being designed by local architect MAD Studio.

Located at 227 Winnipeg St., the bakeshop is being built beside many local favorites such as Pizzeria Tratto, The Black Antler, Wayne & Freda, Bad Tattoo Brewing and Neighborhood Brewing.

“There will be a variety of breads and pastries, as well as some breakfast and lunch items to eat in or take away. There will be two large overhead doors at street level with indoor and patio seating,” said Turner.

“This will be the Bakeshop and it will be accessible to the public. The courtyard will be located on the second floor and will be for the exclusive use of the guest suite guests. Having said that, we will be hosting our Al Fresco dinners in the courtyard from time to time.”

They will also be offering cooking and baking classes for guests during their stay.

“As we do cater a lot of weddings, the suites may see guests from our weddings from time to time.”

From the bakeshop, you can expect an expansive bread and baking program, coming from a new state-of-the-art bread oven. Head baker Bridget Robinson will be leading the charge, using organic local flours and creating a line-up of classic and creative breads and pastries, said a press release sent out by Joy Road.

READ MORE: Take home movie theatre popcorn

The bakeshop will also be home to Joy Road’s Daily Provisions, which were released this past year at their pop-up Market Stand. The Daily Provisions, led by Chef Steve Ramey, are grocery items which are either handmade by Joy Road or items specially curated by Joy Road and will change daily. Items available range from marinated meats, sauces and spreads, local foraged foods, pastas and fresh made cheeses.

The B&B style guest suites are located on the second floor, along with a courtyard.

Turner and Fobert had the idea for the courtyard after travelling to Morocco last fall and staying in traditional Riads, which have a courtyard to cool off in during the heat of the day. The suites will have a culinary focus, with chef kitchens and robust spice cabinets – perfect for making dinner following a trip to the Famous Penticton’s Farmers Market.

Open air courtyard at the new Joy Road Bakeshop on Winnipeg St. (Rendering)

Winnipeg Street has seen a transformation over the years, quickly turning into the walkable hot spot for great food and drink experiences. The entertainment district starts with Landmark Cinemas and carries on through restaurants, breweries and coffee shops all the way to Okanagan Lake.

“We chose that location because of the influx of great businesses in the area and it’s proximity to the lake and the Farmer’s Market,” said Turner.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


 

@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Revelstoke Women’s Hockey Team, circa 1905. Back row: M. Buck, N. Dunne, L. Bliss, E. Pettipiece, V. Coleman. Front row: M. Corley, B. Sawyer, A. Buck. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives Photo 66)
Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Jan. 14

Local history from the newspaper archives

In many ways, 2020 felt similar to bushwhacking over alder-choked mountains on a hot day, while chased ragged by mosquitos. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Liam’s Lowdown: What a year 2020

Each year I guess what might happen, last year taught me not to do that

Justin Kripps of Summerland and his team have competed in Olympic action and World Cup competitions in bobsleigh. (Jason Ransom-Canadian Olympic Comittee).
QUIZ: Are you ready for some winter sports?

It’s cold outside, but there are plenty of recreation opportunities in the winter months

Half of the most expensive homes are on 2080 Mackenzie Crt, which is across the street from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The 10 most valuable homes in Revelstoke for 2020

Combined, the properties are worth more than $35M

A scene from “Canada and the Gulf War: In their own words,” a video by The Memory Project, a program of Historica Canada, is shown in this undated illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Historica Canada
New video marks Canada’s contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary

Veterans Affairs Canada says around 4,500 Canadian military personnel served during the war

Vernon’s Heron Grove retirement facility. (Good Samaritan Society photo)
Resident of Vernon’s Heron Grove retirement home tests positive for COVID-19

Interior Health has not declared an outbreak at the facility

A 17-year-old snowmobiler used his backcountry survival sense in preparation to spend the night on the mountain near 100 Mile House Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 after getting lost. (South Cariboo Search and Rescue Facebook photo)
Teen praised for backcountry survival skills after getting lost in B.C.’s Cariboo mountains

“This young man did everything right after things went wrong.”

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on December 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
No place for ‘far right’ in Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole says

O’Toole condemned the Capitol attack as ‘horrifying’ and sought to distance himself and the Tories from Trumpism

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

A passer by walks in High Park, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. This workweek will kick off with what’s fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
‘Blue Monday’ getting you down? Exercise may be the cure, say experts

Many jurisdictions are tightening restrictions to curb soaring COVID-19 case counts

(Vernon Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Vernon Search and Rescue responds after family gets UTV stuck on SilverStar trails

The family activated their SOS beacon around 3 p.m. once they realized they could be facing a night alone in the mountains

Dastkar, a new furniture store in Vernon, features handmade, unique furniture carved from wood and inlaid with brass in the Chiniot style. The business located on 43rd Avenue was started in December 2020 but is currently unstaffed due to COVID-19 staffing shortages. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
PHOTOS: Vernon’s hidden handmade furniture store

Owners of Shahi Pakwan Indian restaurant opened the South Asian furniture store in December 2020

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
COVID-19: Provinces work on revised plans as Pfizer-BioNTech shipments to slow down

Anita Anand said she understands and shares Canadians’ concerns about the drug company’s decision

Most Read