Hey all you food lovers out there my name is Chef James and I have been cooking for the people of Putnam County for over 30 years. Food is my greatest love, but let me clarify that before I end up in the dog house. My wife Denise is my greatest love but food and flavors are my passion.
I am really excited to still be a staple in Putnam County and I am also excited to be able to let everyone enjoy my passion for food by eating what I know best. I have had the pleasure of working at the Lantern Restaurant in Mahopac for many years, then to owning Hanlon’s Steakhouse and now owning Crossroads Deli and Catering.
I have seen you celebrate bridal and baby shower, christening, first birthday, graduations and I have had the pleasure of celebrating so many wonderful events in your lives, and some sad events too. That is why I cook; I realize how important these milestones are in your life. And I will make these events more important to you by helping you serve dishes that fit perfectly with your taste but also to what you may be celebrating. But each event is special to me because it is special to you and you are like my family.
If you can imagine it I can create it.
So if you need just a quick bite to eat with some culinary creativity, an intimate dinner party, grand celebration, or you would like me to host your cooking class just give me a call.
From my family to yours, I would like to thank you all for the support and love through the years.
MEET THE CHEF
“Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.” – Francois Minot