He is adding his signature dessert dishes to the Milton Keynes-based company’s menus and began at James Bond-themed parties for between 300 and 400 guests at the Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton Mill.
Wyatt James executive chef Jo Hunter-Wyatt said: “James has a phenomenal talent and absolute passion for creating innovative patisserie. Our team will have great fun working with him and I can’t wait to taste the results.”
Since James reached the final of the BBC series in 2011, he has honed his skills in the kitchens of leading restaurants Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons in Oxfordshire and Paris House at Woburn.
The former carpenter and joiner, who became known as ‘The Tattooed Cook’ during his time on Masterchef, also teaches a variety of cooking techniques including artisan bread making, baking and patisserie and confectionery courses.
His TV success led to regular guest slots on BBC Three Counties Radio and catering at a number of banqueting functions.
James said: “Wyatt James will give me the chance to work with a fun company on exciting and professional events that keep the quality of the food at heart.”
Speaking after the James Bond parties, Wyatt James director David Bowen said: “These parties are the result of a fantastic joined-up effort by our local team of event specialists. It showcases what local talent can produce for the corporate sector.”
James is pictured (right) with Trevor Marshall (left), Jo Hunter-Wyatt and David Bowen, of Wyatt James