At Oakmont of Capriana, it is easy to become a little spoiled when it comes to fine dining. Our executive chef and staff of culinary professionals make every meal an experience. Not only has our culinary staff been hand-selected from some of the finest culinary schools and fine dining facilities, they have also undergone the extensive training Oakmont Senior Living has become known for.
It is this training that takes professionals who specialize in quality of service and ensures that they can accommodate any special needs that may come up due to dietary restrictions or health concerns. Since our fine dining must be experienced firsthand, we would like to invite you to have a meal with us, on us.
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Meet Executive Chef James McDonald.
Chef James comes to Capriana with an impressive culinary background. He has worked for many prestigious restaurants and culinary establishments throughout Southern California, including the Malibu Pier Restaurant, Turf Club and Clubhouse Restaurant and Altadena Town and Country Club. Chef James found his passion for cooking at the age of 14 when he took on the responsibility of caring for his mother and siblings. With an obvious talent and a desire to hone his craft, James gained valuable experience working in fine dining before he found his true calling in senior living.
When asked what drew him to Oakmont Senior Living, James says, “One of the greatest gifts I can give is delicious, from-scratch meals, made with organic ingredients that come straight from my Chef’s Garden, to provide nourishment to the seniors who reside here. I love getting to know the residents, they are teaching me new things every day.” Chef James will often ask residents for family recipes so that he can recreate their favorite dish from childhood and transport them to a distant, fond memory from their past.
With a cooking style described as French Italian, James is committed to creating a fine dining experience each and every day by serving fresh, delectable meals in a restaurant setting.
We invite you to come in for a meal at Capriana and experience our exceptional dining program first hand.