James specialties are in upscale and modern southern food, vegan cuisine, and contemporary gastronomy. Basically, James likes good food and exploring and experimenting with new ingredients, processes, flavors and the intersection good food and daily life. James offers creative yet accessible gourmet culinary options as well as classic favorites re-imagined for modern life. If you are looking for personal chef services, home cooked meals while on vacation, meal prep and shopping , fundraising dinners, or to cater a wedding or party, James would love to start a conversation.

James’ education spans across studies of culture, food, religion, ritual, expression, philosophy, and the built environment. His passions are in food, cuisine, and culture. James’ masters degree included course work in event planing and execution and has worked in event planning and management in the catering, fundraising, and wedding industries.