Oliver Leif Balani Pepito

Oliver Leif Balani Pepito

Culinary & Food Service Management
LaSalle College Vancouver

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If one loves to eat, one must also acquire the skills and develop a passion for cooking; in order to succumb to the stomach’s desire. As for myself, I am fascinated with way certain dishes are meticulously arranged, prepared and served, down to very last drop of herbs and seasoning. After years of contemplating and seeking what my true passion is, I came across the Culinary program at the Art Institute of Vancouver. As a young man aspiring for his dreams and ambitions, being a professional Chef is the kind of career I want to pursue in my future. Since then, many individuals inspire me embark on this path. I envision myself in fulfilling more than what my profession will require of me. Such as participating in humanitarian missions, working at a finest restaurant, and sharing with the others a talent I aspired to achieve, master, and constantly improve. Fortunate enough, I reside in an area with various amounts of traditional food and with an exposure to multiple ethnicities. Given the opportunity to be exposed to various types of dishes has molded my perception of fine dining. As for my whole family, we come from a Filipino background. They also have the passion for cooking. I see the enjoyment in their eyes that without even saying a word, the food taste really good. Infusing a culture's traditions and love for food, you infuse and discover the beauty of learning through food. This is just the beginning and I'm excited for more things to achieve in the future.

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Eggs Benedict in Croissant

Eggs Benedict in Croissant

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Salmon with orange beurre blanc and roasted vegetables

Salmon with orange beurre blanc and roasted vegetables

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Mussels and Bay Scallops with Bechamel Sauce

Mussels and Bay Scallops with Bechamel Sauce

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Pear Frangipane Tart

Pear Frangipane Tart

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Duck, Pine nuts, and Honey with Swiss Chard and Golden Raisins

Duck, Pine nuts, and Honey with Swiss Chard and Golden Raisins

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Roast Long Island Duck Breast with Parsnip Puree and Spiced Blueberry Sauce

Roast Long Island Duck Breast with Parsnip Puree and Spiced Blueberry Sauce

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Banquet experience at The Fairmont Waterfront

Banquet experience at The Fairmont Waterfront

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Chicken Penne Pasta

Chicken Penne Pasta

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Seared Scallops and Shrimps with Grilled Zucchini

Seared Scallops and Shrimps with Grilled Zucchini

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Putting up a show by searing flat-iron steaks

Putting up a show by searing flat-iron steaks

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/"Kamayan" Traditional Filipino dining

"Kamayan" Traditional Filipino dining

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Banquet experience at The Fairmont Waterfront

Banquet experience at The Fairmont Waterfront

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Butternut Squash soup with Scallop

Butternut Squash soup with Scallop

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Matcha green tea cheese cake with Citrus shortbread and Creme anglaise

Matcha green tea cheese cake with Citrus shortbread and Creme anglaise

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Tomato, Hollandaise, and Bechamel Sauce

Tomato, Hollandaise, and Bechamel Sauce

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Italian Rosemary Rolls

Italian Rosemary Rolls

Culinary & Food Service Management/LaSalle College Vancouver/Sour cream Coffee cake with Strawberry compote

Sour cream Coffee cake with Strawberry compote

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Other Credits

I'd like to thank all the people who supported me through this experience especially to my family and friends and God.