Join Chef James Olberg and Team Nita as they guide you through some Vegan favorites that can be enjoyed by all at Nita Lake Lodge. Feel refreshed with a cold pressed juice, energized with an exciting yet healthy plant based lunch and topping it off with a decadent Vegan Chocolate Cherry dessert.
Nita Lake Lodge’s Executive Chef James Olberg boasts a remarkable career spanning over 20 years. He has led culinary teams in some of our country’s foremost dining establishments including; Coast Restaurant, Sheraton Hotel, La Société - Queen’s Landing Hotel, Glowbal Group as well as Crowne Plaza Hotels, proving he is one of Canada’s most versatile chefs.
After completing his Culinary Studies at George Brown College in Toronto, Chef James quickly excelled under the direction of Executive Chef John Higgins as an apprentice and later as Chef de Partie at the King Edward Hotel.
Chef James creativity and skill under pressure have earned him multiple medals at culinary competitions. He was a Member of Culinary Team Canada, earning four Silver Medals and placed fourth at the Chicago Classic. He is most proud of his mentorship of Trevor Ritchie, World Junior Champion of the Hans Bueschkens Memorial Competition, Santiago Chile.
Most recently, Chef James has won the right to represent Canada at the Bocuse d’or 2017 in Lyon, France.