Chef Danny Capadouca joined Okanagan College in 2014 as the Pastry Arts Instructor in the Culinary Arts department, preparing his students to be certified in the Baking and Pastry Industry. He brings to the college fresh knowledge of the baking and pastry industry.
Originally from Vancouver, BC, Chef Danny Capadouca grew up in restaurants. It was a natural progression for him to attend Culinary School at Vancouver Community College. Upon graduation, Chef Capadouca started his apprenticeship in Vitre, France. Returning to Vancouver to complete his apprenticeship training, he went on to learn about chocolate at Vancouver’s prestigious Chocolate Arts. Chef Capadouca relocated to the beautiful Okanagan in 2007. Prior to joining the team at Okanagan College, Chef Capadouca was responsible for the Pastry Department at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort.
Chef Danny Capadouca has competed in various culinary and pastry competitions. Winning the 2005 Salon du Chocolat took him back to France to spend a short time working with the Pastry Chefs at the Paul Bocuse Institut in Lyon. Chef Capadouca is very active in the community by lending a hand volunteering and spending time with young Chefs.
Always watching what is going on in the industry, his passion is expanding his knowledge of the industry and sharing that knowledge with the younger generations of Chefs and Pastry Chefs.