The Story of a Chef and his Lasting Impact
The warm and talented Kimpton executive chef, James Siao, helms the kitchen of one of the most celebrated locales in downtown, Finch & Fork. In the five years Chef James has been in Santa Barbara, he has proved integral in the evolution of Finch & Fork at the Canary. Now, with a loyal following and panache for dishing out consistently delicious plates, he’s looks to do the same in his duel role as executive chef of both Finch & Fork, and now Outpost at the Goodland.
Relationships, creativity and consistency are Chef James’ primary ingredients. He has an eager approach to life; one that sparks a drive to constantly learn and grow in his work as a chef, in his relationships with staff and friends, and connect with his community. Guests may enter the restaurant as curious, hungry visitors, but most often leave feeling satisfied and with a lasting impression.