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A date with OC: A Valentine’s dinner surprise

February 9, 2021

Last minute Valentine’s day plans aren’t always the most memorable, but Okanagan College’s restaurant, Infusions, has a solution for you this Saturday that offers an unforgettable dining twist – everything is a surprise. What do we know about this surprise evening? Infusions Restaurant is opening its doors this Saturday, Feb. 13, to offer diners a Valentine’s culinary adventure to remember, where they won’t know what dish is coming out next. Diners will sit down for a five-course dinner menu created by OC Pastry Arts chef Danny Capadouca an...

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Order up: OC debuts new take-away cookbook menu

January 19, 2021

Okanagan College’s restaurant, Infusions, is offering a unique way to get a taste of its popular collaborative cookbook, What We Cooked: A Compilation of Recipes During COVID Times, with a special take-away menu featuring dinners for two from the cookbook. Following the success of the sold-out cookbook – now in it’s second print run – the College’s Culinary and Pastry Arts program selected five delicious dinner and five delectable dessert recipes from the cookbook to bring to life at Infusions with a special take-away initiative from Jan. 2...


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October 2, 2020

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OC Culinary Arts program Serves Up meals for students in need

July 9, 2020

It’s an example of students helping students that is sure to warm hearts and bellies. With the support of RBC Royal Bank of Canada, the Okanagan College Students’ Union (OCSU) and Sysco, Okanagan College’s Culinary and Pastry Arts students are launching an innovative new program designed to hone their skills while providing nutritious meals for fellow students who are struggling financially. When the pandemic hit B.C. earlier this spring, OC’s training kitchens went dark. Students and instructors donated food to the Kelowna Food Bank as C...


Infusions now open for takeout

Culinary and Pastry Arts is excited to now offer Infusions lunch takeout. The inaugural launch of our new online ordering and takeout program starts Tuesday, July 14.  Takeout from the Infusions patio will be available Tuesday – Friday  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ordering is simple - click on the link below and place your order.  

Pre-orders are welcome, as you can request a specific day (current or future) and specify a time to pick up your meal from the Infusions patio.  Please note, there will be no dining on the patio at this time.
If you would like to save the online ordering address directly, it is:
The Culinary and Pastry Arts teams look forward to seeing and feeding you soon!

Infusions Takeout Menu
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Baker Apprenticeship
Bakers prepare doughs, batters and other ingredients and then produce items such as bread, buns, cakes, pies, cookies and other baked goods.
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Culinary and Pastry Arts Department

Grow your culinary career in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Programs focus on a farm-to-table approach, exploring fresh local products. Commercial kitchen spaces allow students to learn the latest techniques from Red Seal-certified chef instructors.

Meet a Culinary Arts instructor

'We tend to learn so much more making mistakes than we do by doing something perfectly' says Kelsey Oudenberg, Red Seal Culinary Arts instructor.

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Meet a Pastry Arts instructor

'My line of work is also a life skill. People need to eat. They should enjoy what they eat.' says Danny Capadouca, Red Seal Pastry Arts instructor.

Meet Danny

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Pastry Arts Certificate

How sweet it is! Learn how local products like premium wines, beers and spirits can pair with a finished dessert or baked good, or become an ingredient in your confections. Pastry Arts students prepare baked goods with all the best the Okanagan has to offer, from fruits, vegetables, herbs and organically grown grains that are milled in-house.

Culinary Arts Certificate

Gain the fundamental knowledge needed for successful employment as a cook in one of the many areas of food service.

Culinary Management Diploma

Learn the fundamentals of the Culinary Arts program, followed by two semesters of Business Administration and Wine courses to prepare you for management in the culinary industry.

Seal of approval

Finish your apprenticeship as a Red Seal-certified Chef or Baker, which demonstrates to employers that you are an industry professional.

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Culinary Management Diploma students learn the foundations of cooking before moving on to learn about the business side of the industry. Search for Business Administration (BUAD) courses to complement your culinary knowledge.


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Culinary Arts Instructor Danny Capadouca

I have been working in the hospitality industry for 27 years, having graduated from Vancouver Community College in 2001. I started my apprenticeship in Vitre, France in the Brittany Region then continued it in Vancouver, B.C., at the Westin Bayshore hotel. I have competed in many competitions winning multiple awards including the Grand Gold Award at the Salon du Chocolat in 2005. I then moved on to work at Chocolate Arts to learn more about chocolate. Returning back to France, I attended a short Pastry Class at the Paul Bocuse Institut in Lyon. I moved to the Okanagan in 2007. Having worked for some of the best restaurants and hotels in the valley, I became the Pastry Arts instructor at Okanagan College in 2014. In 2016, I developed an exclusive chocolate line for Okanagan College at the Cacao Barry, Or Noir Lab in Meulan, France, becoming the third learning institution in the world, the first in North America to have their own exclusive chocolate line.

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Pastry Arts Certificate
Rise up the ranks of the pastry industry with proven training from leading instructors. A certificate in pastry provides students the training to prepare doughs, batters and other ingredients and...
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