“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 across several 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.” (excerpt from araxi.com/about)
Chef Walt returned to SCS as a Guest Chef in 2017 to instruct, oversee, and cook in Level 2 student dinner labs, bringing Araxi and Whistler influences to Stratford.
James Walt Named New 2017 Celebrity Chef in Residence