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James Aptakin

Chef James grew up in Miami Florida where he was first influenced by South American and Spanish flavors. James is classically trained in French Cuisine and mastered Californian, Hawaiian regional and Pan Asian Cuisine.

Furthering his culinary expertise he began fusing all of his favorite flavor profiles. James approaches food as art with his intrinsic flair for innovation and consistent drive for achieving the highest level of passion for food cooking professionally for 27 years.

Awards

  • 2017 – Won top 10 finalist in World Food Championships 

  • 2017  – Won top 10 finalists for Barilla National Cook off Competition with Chefs Roll 

  • 2016  – 1st Place Seafood for World Food Championships 2016 

Awards

  • 2017 – Won top 10 finalist in World Food Championships 

  • 2017  – Won top 10 finalists for Barilla National Cook off Competition with Chefs Roll 

  • 2016  – 1st Place Seafood for World Food Championships 2016 

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