James is an iconoclastic chef who has created a world of abundance and admiration via creative and adventuresome cuisine.
The mosaic is simple. A little Thai, a little Chinese, global travel and a love affair with food since the sixth grade.
Young, modest and bold, James has been on quite a ride. Besides his restaurant Commis receiving the first and only Michelin Star rating in his hometown of Oakland, he also opened Hawker Fare, a unique urban neighbourhood eating place and the site of his mom’s first restaurant.