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Chef Massimo Capra

Celebrity Chef & TV Personality


As one of the most acclaimed and beloved chefs in Canada, television personality Chef Massimo Capra is highly respected for his culinary devotion, outgoing personality, and zest for life. He is well-known for his numerous televison appearances on CityLine, as well as on the hit Food Network shows: Restaurant Makeover, Chopped:Canada & Top Chef Canada and most recently, Wall of Chefs. A restaurant owner and consultant, he is also the award-winning author 3 books including 3 Chefs – The Kitchen Men, One Pot Italian Cooking and Massimo's Italian Kitchen. +

Born in Italy, Chef Massimo Capra culinary training began in Salsomaggiore, Parma. He then started his culinary journey at the famous Trattoria dall' Amelia in Mestre near Venice. He spent several years at Hotel Royal in Courmayeur, Val d'Aosta, Hotel Savoy and Drei Tannen restaurant in San Martino di Castrozza, and under contract with Gallia Hotels in Milan and Various resort properties.

Chef Massimo Capra came to Toronto in 1982 and worked at "Archers", a restaurant owned by a family member. In 1989, he became an acclaimed chef at "Prego della Piazza", where he remained for nine years. In 1997, Chef Massimo Capra joined forces with Paolo Paolini, formerly of Splendido Restaurant to open Mistura Restaurant. Sopra Upper Lounge, opened in 2006, and now is a favourite venue for a variety of entertainment needs.

In 2010 chef Massimo Capra licenced his name to the famous restaurant "Rainbow Room" in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls and the last few years he became chef brand-owner of Boccone Trattoria Veloce and Boccone Pronto at Pearson airport in Toronto and Soprafino Restaurant at Hamad International Airport in Doha Qatar.

Chef Massimo Capra latest venture is in his hometown of Mississauga; Capra's Kitchen is a casual Italian eatery with heavy emphasis on Pasta, Pizza and Antipasto. It opened in the summer of 2016. --

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Chef Massimo Capra's Speaking Presentations may include:

Changes in the Culinary Industry:
Chef Capra will discuss how he chooses ingredients to highlight flavours from various regions; what changes he’s seen in the culinary world over his career; how the diversity of ingredients available year round in Canada affects his menu choices, and how produce is central to his menus and ideas.

Additional Speaking Topics

  • Entrepreneurship - trials and tribulations; overcoming challenges & obstacles to generate success;
  • Behind the scenes stories from the TV shows;
  • Sharing his insights for cooking and eating well during these busy times.

Cooking Demos & Personal Appearances

Chef Massimo Capra is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, speaking & appearance fees, and booking Chef Massimo Capra, contact us. (Very serious booking-related inquries only.)

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