New Sous Chef from Crown to CH James

CH James prides itself on employing top staff in the hospitality industry and welcomes Finalist in the Apprentice of the Year 2014 Rebecca Woodcock to the team to work with our acclaimed Head Chef Franck Verschaeve.

Rebecca comes to CH James with high skill levels with a Cert III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) from Crown College and a great attitude, having been trained by the best.

Rebecca was also the Crown Melbourne Apprentice of the Year 2014 and was a chef in the kitchen at Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar.

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Artisanal Dr Marty's Crumpets A Hit at CH James


Dr Marty's Crumpets have taken Melbourne by storm, and we are proud to serve them on our brunch menu with whipped ricotta, strawberries and rooftop honey. The humble crumpet has taken on a hero status thanks to chef Marty Beck who has honed in on a niche market in starting Dr Marty's Crumpets. Marty Beck has taken all before him producing over 6000 crumpets a week for hungry Melburnians who appreciate a great crumpet. Dr Marty's Crumpets are true artisans and their product highly sought after. (Image credit: The City Lane).

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Franck Verschaeve Brings Technique and Class to the Kitchen


Frenchman Franck Verschaeve, Head Chef at CH James is classically trained from a fine dining background, and has brought his skills and verve to the cafe scene. Franck has been receiving a stream of acclaim for his dishes that bring technique and verve - with fine dining techniques applied to cafe dishes. Everything at CH James is made from scratch, with Franck having control over the whole kitchen process, including making his own jams, sauces and relishes.

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Edible Garden Courtyard A Hit

Popular amongst locals is the CH James Edible Courtyard Garden. Our garden is relaxing, almost therapeutic, complementing the attractive indoor space at CH James. Indoor and outdoor come together seamlessly. Come through the side entrance or walk through the indoor space which looks out to the garden...

Check out our courtyard, enjoy excellent food and drink, and take in the garden ambience. Attractive planter boxes set the scene. We employed the services of leading Melbourne garden service Leaf, Root & Fruit to set up and maintain our edible courtyard garden. Here they are setting up the planter boxes with beautiful plants and choice soil. Daniel is an expert on all things contemporary edible gardens!

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      86 Station St 
      Fairfield, Victoria


      Mon – Fri:

      7AM – 4.30PM 

      Sat - Sun:

      8AM - 4PM


      P 9486 3484