Dennis Burrage

Head Boys Basketball Coach / Accommodations Testing Proctor

Coach Burrage’s career began in the culinary world, coming from a family of renowned chefs. As the owner of the historical Capistrano Depot Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano, Chef Burrage received rave media reviews, national attention and a James Beard Award Honor in 1996. His talents, passion and creativity have provided him the opportunity to serve as Executive Chef and Culinary Consultant where he customized numerous celebrity, black tie social galas and themed culinary extravaganzas. Among others, he has entertained the Queen of England, the Late Pope John Paul, and President George Bush, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Now, he finds his calling in mentoring young adults, teenagers and youth groups through athletics. “Chef” Burrage is now “Coach” Burrage, while using his coaching as a platform to “prepare tomorrow’s leaders to transform the world for Jesus Christ.” Coach Burrage has been on staff as an Assistant Coach for Boys Basketball since 2010, including the 4A State Championship during the 2016-2017 season. He was appointed Head Coach of the Valor Boys Basketball Team in 2021.

Coach Burrage has been awarded Assistant Coach of the Year and maintains CHSCA Coaching Membership. He believes it is his anointed calling to coach, mentor, and disciple others as a minister of God through the platform of athletics in obedient servant leadership, to love, to transform, and to serve.


CEC Le Toque Blanche, CEC Chef de Cuisine Assn. B.A., California Culinary Academy AA Degree Los Angeles Trade Technical College