Kitchen Social gathering – Chef James
Canada’s Nice Kitchen Social gathering involves Kelowna Nov. 15.
The occasion is a regional qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships and will likely be hosted by Olympic gold medalist Kelsey Serwa on the Delta Grand Resort.
It’ll function seven cooks from across the Okanagan, and Castanet is that includes bios on all of them, main as much as the occasion.
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Chef James Holmes – Salt & Brick
Late to the sport, James began his culinary profession on the age of 27. Whereas on a household journey to Europe, he discovered an actual connection to the product, course of and high quality of European meals tradition. After his return, he attended Dubrulle Culinary Institute because the final graduating class in 2013.
He started his apprenticeship at Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, however his time there was lower quick by a proposal he couldn’t refuse. He stayed on for 2 years as sous chef on the world-renowned boutique getaway Cathedral Mountain Lodge within the coronary heart of the Canadian Rockies. Quickly after he was supplied the chief chef place with solely 4 years of expertise since finishing faculty.
2015 offered an unbelievable alternative, as he was requested to move up the Canmore Uncorked Culinary Symphony, which paired 5 dishes with 5 units of stay music from Quartetto Gelato. The publicity and success taken from this occasion sling-shotted his profession to a brand new degree, bringing him to the Okanagan and Black Hills Vineyard.
Quick ahead to at this time, after being acquired to take the helm by Salted Brick in Kelowna, he has discovered his area of interest. He has at all times held a powerful ethical perception in ground-to-plate cooking, however now greater than ever he is ready to make the most of this precept.
“I really feel as if with my type for contemporary and artistic flavours I’ve introduced a brand new method to eating in Kelowna. I create a brand new menu each morning from what is accessible seasonally. I exploit consideration to element and pairings in my plates that won’t make sense on paper however the end result has been overwhelmingly optimistic.”