Allow us to introduce our extraordinary team of culinary and service professionals. They are driven by an unwavering passion for the art of gastronomy, deeply rooted in the rich tradition of French cuisine.

THE CULINARY TEAM


At the helm is Executive Chef David Capel, a visionary who aspires to infuse each creation with his own distinctive flair. Along with his Sous-Chef, the culinary team is united in their commitment to a shared mission: providing an unparalleled experience of exceptional and personalized service. Find out more about our talented team below.

CHEF DAVID CAPEL

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef David Capel has been a part of the UCM family for over 20 years, bringing his culinary expertise to our dining room as well as to your home through his catering service, Voyage Culinaire.

Chef Capel is originally from the South of France, a region where language and local produce harmonize. Being a Southerner, he aspires to infuse his cuisine and guests with sunshine, warmth, conviviality, and authenticity, all while respecting the products, nature, and their producers. Health is not a question. It’s a priority.

Having Alain Ducasse as his mentor, Chef Capel’s cooking is influenced by Mediterranean cuisine with a subtle touch of global flavors, most notably spices.

Chef Capel presents a delightful daily menu at the Club. This carefully curated selection is updated regularly to guarantee the use of the freshest and finest ingredients.

THE SERVICE TEAM


Our exceptional service team is the backbone of our Club, dedicated to providing an unparalleled experience to our esteemed members and guests. With a commitment to excellence and attention to detail, our team ensures that every interaction is marked by warmth, efficiency, and a genuine desire to exceed expectations.

Their impeccable professionalism creates an atmosphere of true hospitality, making each visit to the Club a memorable experience. Our service team consistently goes above and beyond to create a welcoming environment that reflects the essence of our prestigious establishment.

TERI JALBERT

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

On Tuesday, October 26th, 2004, Ms. Teri Jalbert began her journey at the Club. Her dedication and hard work lead her to the role of Captain at the UCM by March 2006.

In September 2008, she was appointed as the Assistant Maître d’Hôtel. However, her crowning achievement during this time came in 2010 when Mme Sylvie Chevarie, General Manager, entrusted her with the notable position of the first woman to become Maître d’Hôtel at The University Club of Montreal.

After a brief hiatus, Ms. Jalbert rejoined the UCM team on September 27th, 2022, reaffirming her dedication to her profession and the place that had become a significant part of her life. In July 2023, she was appointed Director of Operations, a promotion widely supported by the Board, employees and members alike.

Reflecting upon her career, Ms. Teri Jalbert describes her experience at the Club as nothing short of marvelous.