Quick bites with... 

James Walt, executive chef at Araxi’s


Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal

What’s your food philosophy in 25 words or less?

JW: Use the freshest and best local products possible. Treat things simply and let natural flavours come out.

One food you can’t live without?

JW: Double-smoked bacon.

Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

JW: Lamb testicles.

Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere in the world?

JW: Alsace, France.

Most memorable meal?

JW: Three-star Michelin meal in Strasbourg.

Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?

JW: Let the team cook for me at Araxi’s.

Greatest professional moment?

JW: First job with Top Table.

Best trend in food/restaurants?

JW: Utilizing regional product.

Worst trend in food/restaurants?

JW: Excessive use of foams.

Personal hero?

JW: My wife, Tina Walt.


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