The James 710
We’d love to introduce you to our executive head Chef Renda Ruiz.
Hailing from New Orleans, Renda has traveled all around the globe, including living in Central America and Japan. Her first cooking job was at our sister restaurant Calla where she then went on to work under Chef Michael Gulotta at Maypop in New Orleans, Chef Manny Augello Bread & Circus, and Chef Jeremy Conner at Spoonbill in Lafayette. Renda’s idea of a perfect dining experience is a welcoming and intimate atmosphere with unique and bold flavors that grab and transport you. She sees food as a form of connection, healing and art. You’ll see her Central American influence all over the menu which she contributes as an ode to the country she grew up in.