Studio at Montage Resort & Spa

“Japanese knives are made with passion and craftsmanship that is rarely found in other brands. “

James Boyce, Executive Chef of Studio Restaurant in Laguna Beach’s Montage Resort and Spa, brings his classically trained culinary skills and his appreciation for fresh food to ever y dish. Masterpieces of pure delicate flavors, rich colors and textures distinguish Boyce as one of Southern California’s stellar chefs.

 

What do your knives mean to you?

Knives are the foundation of what we do. It is the tool we start with that demonstrates our craft and/or art. Japanese knives are made with passion and craftsmanship that is rarely found in other brands.

 

What is your favorite thing about shopping at Korin?

The great selection and unusual products. Korin is all about quality. I just started to use Japanese cooking tools; I have used the metal storage containers (yakumi pans) at the restaurant and I would love to have a yakitori grill in my house!

 

What made you want to be a chef?

The automatic response we receive from our guests on a nightly basis. As artists, we do not need to wait decades to receive a review.

 

What is the most important aspect of cooking to you?

Quality in products and cleanliness to the facility.

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