Rooted in local goodness

From Scratch – A Mountain Kitchen has made its mark in Fairmont.

From Scratch - A Mountain Kitchen uses only the freshest and most local of ingredients. The market bistro was created to serve a need in the valley for unique whole foods.

From Scratch – A Mountain Kitchen has made its mark in Fairmont as a whole foods, local producer-oriented kitchen dedicated to wholeness, freshness, and excellent service. The extraordinary market bistro was envisioned by four owners, who found a niche and a need in the valley.

“We have a 30-seat bistro inside and a 20-seat patio on the outside — we are focused on fresh, seasonal and local produce,” said Lara McCormack, one of four owners. The one-of-a-kind kitchen also hosts cooking classes, caters, and distributes their sublime in-house product to Sobeys, Valley Foods, and The Trading Post.

Some of their delicious creations include Oink, a dreamy bacon spread, Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Spread, Red Hot Tomato Spread, Dijon Wholegrain Mustard, Salad Vinaigrette, Maple BBQ Sauce, Moo spice rub, Moorish spice blend, Take a Hike spice blend and Ciao Bella spice blend. These phenomenal and palette-stimulating mixes are for all foodies searching for adventure and anyone in need of a blissful food coma.

“We just turned two in April — we’re at that terrible two’s stage. There was a real need for something different here, so we provided it. We’re an open concept kitchen with no secrets and a slightly different philosophy. Whole foods are really important, it’s important to get away from processed foods and to eat healthy,” said Ms. McCormack.

The inspired kitchen only uses the freshest of ingredients and boasts about their excellent customer service. “We treat people like they’re at home and we know their names — we have customers that come to see us once a year and they always comment on the uniqueness of our concept in B.C.”

The service at From Scratch is a five-star experience, as the amazing kitchen and staff utilize their passion and knowledge for food in every creation served to the customer. The carbon footprint-friendly establishment believes in low food miles and supporting the local food network.

Summer time in Fairmont offers little down time as the restaurant rises to the occasion of catering to multiple weddings, vegan cooking classes, and working hard to keep the customer satisfied. “It’s all about responding to our customers —that’s what keeps us in business,” Ms. McCormack said.