Get to know me better
Young cook that stays true to old traditions
My first job in high school was in a kitchen and I’ve been in love ever since. I may only be 22 but I can cook like I’m twice my age. Five years of professional experience but I am still learning everyday and that is part of the beauty of it. Cooking is not something you can ever perfect just slowly build on what those who came before you have done. My style is a mix of French-American fusion and classic American barbecue.
For me, cooking is...
Is a way to connect with people, everybody has to eat.
I learned to cook at...
New horizons trade school of culinary arts
A role model in the kitchen is...
I would have to say, Anthony Bourdain
A cooking secret...
Fresh, local, delicious ingredients and lots of love
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Portland.
A longer stay in Portland? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Portland.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Portland, count me in.
James's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef James
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.