Danielle Cardozo

Hometown: Fernie, B.C.
Currently Resides: Cranbrook, B.C. Occupation: Employment Development Officer
Signature Dish: Miso Glazed Trout with Ponzu Mushrooms in Citrus Miso broth

Danielle is an Employment Development Officer and mother of three from Cranbrook, BC. Danielle’s entire family inspires her cooking – including her father who owns a pizzeria – but her big sister Amy got her started when she was 8 years old and she taught Danielle how to boil an egg. Part Cree, Jamaican and Portuguese, Danielle aims to bring the same depth of variety in flavours to her cooking. She loves working with fish, but doesn’t have much of an interest in working with organs like kidney or liver.

Danielle’s in a MASTERCHEF CANADA apron for one of her daughters – the pair are avid watchers of the U.S. series. Winning MASTERCHEF CANADA will mean a brand new life for Danielle; she would pay off her student loans, and then kick-start her plan to open an experiential fresh-food restaurant where patrons can learn about the food they order. Danielle firmly believes that everyone should have the courage to ask for help.