Izzet Capa has been a household name in the entertainment and restaurant industry since he hit the Istanbul scene in the late ’90s with his first establishment Dedikodulu Cafe. Consequently he has launched more than 50 bars, clubs and restaurants while consistently keeping up with and creating new trends in the industry. The places he owned and operated all presented their patrons with different concepts. While you could enjoy bellydancers at one of the clubs, one could also enjoy house music played by a world-renowned DJ at a different location. At the moment Cahide, Arabesque, BeerHall and the Limonata franchise bear Mr. Capa’s name at their doors.
He is also the Chairman of Plan B Executions Consultancy firm which helped erect projects on a much bigger scale in the food and hospitality industry. In addition, he is the creator and the owner of one of the most popular, independent online news platform CapaMag. He took a surprising turn in his career by adding the title ‘journalist’ to his resume 5 years ago. He started conducting interviews for one of the major national newspapers HaberTurk and in 2012 transferred to another major newspaper, Hurriyet. He has interviewed numerous politicians and celebrities among which there are names like President Suleyman Demirel, Ricky Martin, Darren Aronofsky, Shakira, John Malkovich, E.L. James, Duran Duran, Buika, Adriana Karembeu, Jade Jagger, Fawaz Gruosi and the list goes on. Mr. Capa has added yet another notch to his belt by carrying his interviewing skills to television. Every Wednesday night he hosted a live talk-show named Izzet Pasa, on main stream channels Show TV and TV8 for 3 seasons.