Born and raised in the garden state, james never actually ate a vegetable until college.
his hospitality experience began as a bartender at stone house restaurant in warren, new jersey. after graduating from marist college, he earned a degree at the institute of culinary education’s culinary management course and accepted what would be the first of many roles within danny meyers’ union square hospitality group restaurants, tabla and maialino specifically.
james’ love for food and wine has sent him around the world from the vineyards in burgundy to a fish shack in iceland. his affinity for adventure and travel – instilled at an early age by his father – has afforded him a worldly perspective, serving as a constant reminder that there is always so much more to learn.