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A driven & passionate culinary professional.
I am a professional chef with 12+ years of experience. I was trained at the Californian Culinary Academy in San Francisco. I worked under chef Mathew Bosquet as an extern, was hired on and worked & learned under him for the next seven years as his sous chef. I have now held executive chef positions and am beginning to look at other niches of the industry. I now have experience promoting & executing winemaker dinners, running bed & breakfast kitchens, & in home private catering.
For me, cooking is...
What I have always been passionate about, and what my hobbies center around, be it foraging, fishing or gardening it all comes back to the kitchen.
I learned to cook at...
I was traditionally trained at the California Culinary Academy, and learned under chefs Mathew Bosquet, Philippe Jeanty & Tamara Murphy among others.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Mathew Bosquet, with bits and pieces of the other great chefs I've worked with.
A cooking secret...
Cooking with quality & seasonal ingredients, and giving them the proper time & attention to provide my guests with the best experience I can.
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Boulder. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Boulder for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in Boulder.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services in Boulder.
Reviews about James
I worked with Chef James for my husband's surprise 40th Birthday dinner and we were so happy with the outcome. Chef James created a wonderfully appropriate menu, cooked beautiful dishes and was a pleasure to work with... thank you!
Tamsin Rush-Sep 23, 2019
Chef James did an excellent job! He was able to accommodate multiple dietary restrictions and his food was above and beyond what we expected. He was very easy to work with and tolerated our high energy crew. Would definitely recommend!
Melissa-Aug 20, 2019
Chef James was wonderful! He was easy to work with / coordinate details on the front end, punctual, polite and very attentive. He took care of every detail for the meal - from prep, to setting the table and ambience, to clean up - impeccably. Most importantly, his food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Highly recommend.
Jeanette Hunter-Aug 4, 2019
Carlos Diaz-Jul 19, 2019
Chef James was noting short of amazing. He rated all 5’s (I think I hit the wrong rating on a few questions)
Steve Bradshaw-Jul 14, 2019
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