Basket Case Picnics
Welcomes you to Okanagan College – Vernon Campus

We are pleased to provide the following information about the KAL VIEW ROOM venue. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!

Kal View Rental Rooms

The Kal View Room is an exceptional, flexible facility that accommodates well to receptions, weddings, festivals, public and corporate events. This venue has a fantastic view of Kalamalka Lake with furnishings that can be configured into different arrangements according to need, supplied with a full sound and AV system for public speaking, music, and visual presentations. There is also access to the adjacent outdoor space making the Kal View Room the perfect choice regardless of time of year or weather!

Our Culinary Service Partners, Basket Case Picnics & Catering, boast a solid reputation for delectable regional cuisine, and weddings with the ‘WOW’ factor. The venue and catering team are available weekends and evenings, and will help you customize the perfect approach for each and every occasion.

The information below outlines the terms and conditions for using the Kal View Room for private and public events.

For Availability & Booking Information Contact:

Pam Krieg
Okanagan College – Vernon Campus
Phone: 250-545-7291 ext. 2203
An alternative number is Extension 0 and ask to speak to the Room Booking Clerk.

Celebrate your special event with menus that are just that: Special! …and quite literally developed ‘from the ground up’.

Regardless of the type of event or guest numbers, our on-site caterers – Basket Case Picnics & Catering – will work with you to customize a unique menu best suited to the occasion and style of service. Expect your event dining experience to be informed by the local, seasonal harvest calendar with many farm to table ingredients grown right on site at the College…It doesn’t get any more local, flavoursome or authentically Okanagan than this!

All special dietary considerations/allergies can be accommodated, and our catering company can also provide Bartending and Food Truck services to augment your event.

Basket Case Picnics & Catering has been in operation since July of 2011, operating across the North to Central Okanagan with its distinctive and highly recognizable mobile kitchen. We put 100% heart and health into your hunger, with many enticing ways to enjoy a Basket Case Picnics’ experience:

  •   Corporate and private catering services, including weddings for up to 250 guests.
  •   Four course farm to table picnics for two or more.
  •   Services to wineries and wine tour operators.
  •   A la carte street food at local community events or your place of business.
  •   Purely Okanagan Gift Baskets and Gift Certificates.
  •   Take Away ‘Heat ‘N Eatz’.

Behind our dynamic offer is an equally dynamic team promoting a nutritionally rich, fresh food philosophy featuring local organic produce and fruit, hormone and antibiotic free meats, sustainably caught seafood, and artisanal cheeses and baked goods whenever possible.

We view every order as a custom order, whether your ’event’ is for two or two hundred. We invite you to explore our site to find out more about how to book your ultimate Basket Case experience!


Celebrate your special event with menus that are just that: Special!


Basket Case Picnics & Catering has experienced rapid growth as an innovative catering partner for all reasons, seasons and budgets. Let us work with you to customize a simply sumptuous menu that is quite literally cultivated from the ground up! You can depend on us to add an honest, flavourful and unpretentious culinary edge to your celebration, seasonal soiree’ or corporate, private or community event. We really deliver with simple drop off services to full beverage and event management at exclusive partnership venues, so we’ll come to your place or your can come to ours! Think of us any time you crave a truly fresh and worry free catering experience.


Our four course picnics provide a cornucopia of what’s fresh and fabulous now, and include appetizer, salad, main and dessert courses. Whether you are preparing for the ultimate date night or perfect proposal; a day of Wine Country touring, boating, beach hopping, biking or hiking; or an exciting day of antique or house hunting, a Basket Case Picnic takes your perfect day of Okanagan activities over the top!

As your environmentally conscious picnic provider, Basket Case Picnics includes sensitive packaging, Aspenware Cutlery, and a biodegradable garbage bag to help you leave your favourite picnic spot the way you found it. Picnics are packaged in a reusable Eco-Cooler that is yours to keep, or you can rent one of our vintage baskets and blankets for your outing. It’s NOT your grandma’s picnic, but it IS made with all the same love and genuine care… you’ll love it back as you discover mouth watering specialties from layer to layer.

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Wineries/Wine Touring

We have been selected as preferred food service partners for numerous businesses and events that operate in the context of our lively Food, Wine & Tourism sector. Check out our partner links on the ‘Your Reviews & Contact’ page to be directed to businesses and events that feature Basket Case Picnics & Catering Okanagan inspired cuisine.

Street Food

The region’s premiere farm-to-table food truck is available for service at your community or business event. We also boast a bank of four portable stone fired pizza ovens, and ‘pop up kitchen’ facilities to support a range of set ups and services. With tried and true fan favourites that our loyal followers drive miles to enjoy, our truck and accessories are sure to be a big hit with your friends, family, co-workers and clients.

Gift Baskets

Our Purely Okanagan Gift Baskets are brimming with exclusive delights like our Wild Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette, Spiced Fruit Preserves and Seasonal Salsas presented on our one of a kind wine-barrel platters as a lasting keepsake.

Heat ‘N Eatz

Throughout the year we produce fresh as well as fresh frozen chef-prepared meals to be enjoyed at home. Serve them confidently as your own…. we won’t tell!