One of the country's leading chefs, cookbook author and "farm-to-table" pioneer James Walt continues to inspire his guests, creating compelling regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. A graduate of the Stratford Chefs School, his impressive culinary career spans some of British Columbia's leading restaurants including a four-year tenure at Sooke Harbour House and as opening chef to sister restaurant Blue Water Cafe in Vancouver. James was also Executive Chef to the Canadian Embassy in Rome, Italy; an experience that helped shape the way he cooks today.
"James Walt's cooking is clean and focused. His attention to detail is unparalleled in Whistler, and his dedication to local ingredients shines through in his recipes. A truly beautiful book!--David Hawksworth, executive chef, Hawksworth Restaurant "Everything about Araxi embodies great food and great hospitality. It is the culinary jewel of Whistler. Savour and read with passion."--Vikram Vij, CEO of Vij's Group of Companies