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James King

Beverage Arts Instructor

Brightwater Beverage Arts Instructor James King is originally from England and credits his mother for having the biggest influence on his culinary interests and cooking style.  

Prior to joining Brightwater in 2016, James was the owner of the Texas Wine School in Houston, Texas. In his currently role, he loves teaching about alcohol and the art of beverage managing, and showing students how alcohol partners with food and culture.  

In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his wife and children.  

  • BSc, The University of Edinburgh 

  • Beverage Management 

  • WSET Diploma


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