James Ramsey


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–       Fore Restaurant & Bar  – Executive Chef 2012

–       Silver & Stone Restaurant & Wine Bar – Owner/Executive Chef 2008-2011

–       McCormick & Schmicks Seafood – Executive Sous Chef 2006-2008

–       Marriott – Executive Sous Chef 2005-2006

–      Le Cordon Bleu – Graduated 2001-2002


–      James is a loving father and caring person, but very unyielding at the same time.

–      Very bullheaded.  Once his mind is set on something there is no changing it. He’s as stubborn as they get!

–      His temper flairs up when he feels people in his kitchen are being lazy.

–      His life motto is, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

–      He doesn’t have a care in the world of what strangers think of him.

–      Believes it is a chef’s responsibility to constantly learn and better himself to succeed.

–      Attended Texas Tech with the thought of becoming an architect; while in school he fell in love with cooking and changed his major.

–      Questions the legitimacy of Gordon’s cooking skills, sees him as nothing more than over-dramatic television.

–      Extremely cocky and believes that by the time he is in the industry as long as Gordon he will be better than him.

–      We interviewed him for Kitchen Nightmares S4 when he owned Silver & Stone Restaurant in TX.