Guests at Devour! Osoyoos have the very good fortune to be able to taste the cuisine of Canada’s best kitchens in one of the country’s most stunning locales.
This year once again promises an incredible lineup of participating chefs. Devour! Osoyoos is so proud to showcase the talents of these industry leaders.
So much personality goes into the dishes every chef creates. What influenced the Devour! chefs to pursue their culinary passions, and what inspired their unique cooking styles? We were curious, and think Devour! festival guests might be, too. So we asked them!
In the spotlight this week, we’d like to introduce Brodo’s Chef Paul Cecconi.
Since graduating from the VCC Culinary Arts Program, Chef Paul has worked in kitchens across BC, as well as in Sydney, Australia. His experience, which ranges from bustling 4 star hotels to casual neighbourhood spots, has led him to where he really wants to be: at the helm of his own restaurant. Since opening BRODO Kitchen, in downtown Penticton, with his wife in 2013, Chef Paul has established himself as a culinary leader in the Okanagan.
Paul’s incorporates his love for this region into everything he does, whether it’s pursuing the active Okanagan lifestyle, or embracing its agricultural bounty. At BRODO, Paul strives to serve creatively simple and flavourful food from the freshest of local ingredients. He supports sustainable farms, orchards, and vineyards, and artisans who create their products with passion and thoughtfulness.
Eager to share his approach to cuisine with fellow chefs as well as the public, Paul works as a mentor for young chefs, volunteers with the Okanagan Chefs Association’s Chefs in the Classroom program and Soup Sisters, and is a member of several culinary industry organizations, at local and international levels. His enthusiasm is tangible and contagious, and has earned him multiple professional accolades, including an invitation to compete in the 2018/2019 Gold Medal Plates event.
Chef Paul is thrilled to bring his award-winning soup stylings to the Devour! Saturday Chowder Smackdown at Watermark on June 16th!