The Italian Kitchen Company has served up its own cookbook.
Titled The Italian Kitchen Company Classics, the new release offers a range of Mediterranean favourites, many of them featured on the Vernon restaurant’s menu. The cookbook is the brainchild of co-owners Brad Brousseau and Katie Bellamy, and is available for $25 at both The Italian Kitchen Company and The Ups Store, which is owned by Bellamy. The duo also plans to offer a range of household sauces.
Said Brousseau: “This is an extremely exciting time for our company. The Italian Kitchen Company has been a household name in Vernon for over 17 years.
“We intend to leverage off our very strong brand and will grow this company through our Italian Kitchen Company Sauce initiative. Vernon and the Okanagan are home to some amazing national and international companies, and we intend to be one of them.”
Kitchen Company Classics was printed at The Ups Store, and Bellamy oversaw the design, assisted by Vernon marketing firm Bold Media Group. Brousseau and Rachel Rejc handled editing duties, and photography was supplied by Steve McCourt.
Recipe development was done by restaurant co-chef Gerritt Shumyk, and food styling was done by co-chef Mark Cantafino and Shumyk.
The Italian Kitchen Company thanked Sysco Foods and Mission Hill Winery for the quality product they have supplied over the years.