James was first introduced to culinary arts at his family’s local Italian restaurant at 12 years old. From there his passion for cooking brought him home to Johnson & Wales after studying at Duquesne University.
Upon graduation James attended the Italian Culinary Institute outside of Milan for training in traditional Italian cuisine. Since then James has settled at home in Rhode Island working with various styles of cuisines ranging from casual to fine dining.
His farm to table approach using locally grown ingredients has been a backbone of his style for years. Today he resides in Tiverton with his wife Rebecca and twin daughters Liliana and Cecilia.
Fun Facts About James:
I am married to a twin and have twin girls.
I like Frozen 2 as much or more than my 5 year old daughters.
I can ride a unicycle.