A Little About Antoinette's
Antoinette's Cuisine is currently under the ownership of Chef James, who manages a portfolio of diverse restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines. These establishments include Ziggurat Cuisine, featuring Arabic, African, and Indian flavors; Mekong Cuisine, serving Thai, Burmese, and Vietnamese dishes; and Santiago Cuisine, offering Brazilian, Argentinian, and Peruvian delights, among others. Chef James possesses expertise in Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and classical Chinese cuisine as well.
Moreover, Chef James is a self-taught Sommelier and a connoisseur of Tequila, Whisky, and Single Malt beverages. He also dabbles in amateur bartending, talents that he aspires to introduce at Antoinette's.
Beyond Antoinette's, Chef James has acquired several other restaurants in Whitehorse. His extensive culinary experience spans the globe, enriching Antoinette's with a wealth of knowledge.
Chef James holds esteemed memberships in the time-honored Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and L’Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs. Additionally, he boasts a Master of Science degree from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has had the privilege of dining in over 50 countries across six continents.
Chef James is a dedicated food enthusiast who readily admits to having sampled an extensive array of foods, from puffer fish and sea slugs to worms, crickets, scorpions, and an assortment of mammals, birds, and reptiles. He humorously emphasizes that you should indeed trust a chef with a 40-inch waistline.
Aside from Antoinette's Restaurant, Chef James is also the owner of Destination Family Hotel, Public Laundromat and Allure Hair Saloon in Whitehorse.