Il Caminetto, Whistler, British Columbia

One of the country’s leading chefs, a cookbook author and a “farm-to-table” pioneer, James Walt continues to inspire his guests, creating compelling regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. A graduate of the Stratford Chefs School, his impressive culinary career spans across several of British Columbia’s leading restaurants including a four-year tenure at Sooke Harbour House and as opening chef to sister restaurant Blue Water Cafe in Vancouver. James was also Executive Chef to the Canadian Embassy in Rome, Italy; an experience that helped shape the way he cooks today. Opening Il Caminetto just made sense!  From the puree of wild mushroom and fresh chestnut soup or blue goose beef with egg yolk and arugula to pollo ‘saltimbocca’ a lovely dish of local organic chicken, sage, prosciutto and roasted brassicas, both Italy and Canada can be proud of this gorgeous and very contemporary Canadian menu.

James is Whistler’s only chef to cook at the celebrated James Beard House in New York City where he has performed on three separate occasions and where he is heading once again this May with the Food Day Canada/University of Guelph Gold Award-winning team. He has been voted best chef in Whistler by Pique Newsmagazine and was inducted into the British Columbia Restaurant Association Hall of Fame in 2011.

Although James continues to oversee Araxi, he’s handed over the reins to Chef Quang Dang in that extraordinary kitchen.  What a team!


Contact Il Caminetto at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.

Contactez Il Caminetto directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.

Il Caminetto,
4242 Village Stroll,
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Tl: 604-932-4442

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