Gourmet, Fusion with a Down Home feel. Well versed in Vegan and Vegetarian cuisines.
Chef James ' passion for cooking is long lived, starting as a child in his mother's kitchen. The first meal he cooked was pancakes and sausages. He often took over the kitchen, cooking dinner for the whole family around the age of 12 under his mothers supervision. He began his professional career at the age of 19, managing a local Fish N' Chips restaurant “Chesley Fipps” and since has studied under master chef Beverly Salsky, personal chef to many dignitaries in Canada including the prime minister and learned from Emril Lagasse, an American celebrity chef. James continues to elevate his skills by attending culinary classes and exploring new recipes, which are reflected in the B2B menu. James' second passion is singing and is known as The Singing Chef. He is a classically trained singer and has been featured on several recordings. He is a member with the Riverside Lyric Opera Company. But his passion is for Jazz music. Chef James sings with his wife Cookie who is also with RLO and they are featured artists in the Cotton Club Revue presentation. This is an annual a production for RLO. Chef James also shares his culinary passion by giving back to the community, Often you will see Chef J volunteering in a soup kitchen or helping guide and teach young people in the culinary field.