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James Knight Pacheco

Executive Chef
Vida Downtown

Master chef and TV personality James Knight-Pacheco has worked in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire, and Mayfair’s The Square. As head chef at Oman’s leading resort, Six Senses–Zighy Bay, James’s inspired leadership helped the resort win the title of “Best Restaurant” in the Middle East Hotel Awards. James has also been featured in two acclaimed prime-time BBC shows, “The Restaurant” and “Out of the Frying Pan,” which was eagerly viewed in the U.K., Australia, the U.S., Russia and Scandinavia. Equally renowned for his public appearances and live demonstrations at high-profile industry events, James is both an extraordinary chef and an influential promoter of wondrous cuisine.