OC Culinary Arts alumna Siobhan Detkavich is the youngest and first female indigenous chef to compete on the newest season of Top Chef Canada and she's still competing after the show's second week.
The Okanagan College Alumni Association caught up with Siobhan and she had lots to say, without spilling the beans of course.
“The overall experience was probably hands down the most stressful experience of my life,” she says.
“There’s such a huge misrepresentation of indigenous people on television and I’m trying to really take these opportunities to share my story and give inspiration to other youth and indigenous youth. You don’t have to come from a background where you had everything, I literally had nothing. If you work hard and enjoy what you do and have a passion for it, it can take you places.”
Culinary and Pastry Arts
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. Opportunities are plenty for students as they take on a co-op placements and work in Infusions, Okanagan College’s on-campus restaurant.