“James is executive chef at Ridge Country Retreat where he cooks for international Guests, wedding groups for up to 120 persons, corporate clients (where he also takes cooking classes) and for health and wellbeing guests who have special food requirements. James is a team leader and has a wonderful way with people of all ages. He is passionate about food and that shows in his presentation”.

Jo – Ridge Country Retreat, Tauranga NZ

Cooking class

Hi James
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation at Culinary Council on Wednesday night. Although some parts, as expected, were a little too advanced for me I learnt all sorts of things that will help me to develop my cooking skills and therefore my enjoyment for cooking.I thought your relaxed, friendly style allowed you to relate well with all those attending and in doing so allowed everyone to get the most from your presentation.I for one went home with my head buzzing with excitement and ideas.
My children gave me a voucher for  your class for my birthday.It was a great idea for a gift and turned out to be a birthday gift I will remember for some time.
All I can say is – thank you very much.
Kind regards


James Broad from Cuisine Concepts consulted with me on the menu for my Walk business this year.
He was amazingly supportive with this exercise & I really appreciated all his wonderful ideas, great help & advice.
We live in different cities but it was not a problem as we were able to communicate really well with Skype & e-mails
I am thrilled with the results & I would highly recommend James to anyone else looking to re-vamp the food for their business.
Penny Hoogerbrug
Walk Gisborne

Cooking demonstration for a fund raising event

Although this is a little belated, I wanted to say how truly grateful I am for your amazing support towards my volunteering in Kenya at the beginning of this year. I won’t ever be able to thank you enough.The experience I had was phenomenal, something I will never forget.  Thank you. I am still over whelmed by your generosity, giving so much time for me and for Team Kenya, the charity itself.
Your cooking night was great. A really great night!! Everyone loved it and people still talk about it. The food was delicious and your presentation was very entertaining! Thank you for finding prizes, sponsors, donations, such as Grindz  and The Juice Man.
I feel very privileged to know someone as generous and talented as you.



Hi James
Thanks heaps – everything was perfect!!!  Jason was banging on about the pecan pie, along with everything else of course!
Your staff were fantastic too!
Thanks again for making our  big day so special!
Denise and Jason

Food safety training

I’d like to thank you for EXCELLENT training received last week.

My staff were commenting on it today too and very much appreciated your style, and the knowledge we received.

Jill Darcey, Knightsbridge Retirement Village

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