Chris Lilly

James Boyce

As chef and owner of Cotton Row, Galley & Garden, Commerce Kitchen, Pane e Vino in the charming cities of Huntsville, Alabama and Birmingham Alabama, James Boyce has built an incredible 25+ year culinary career upon authentic appreciation for pristine American ingredients and dynamic leadership in the kitchen. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Boyce began his culinary journey at New York’s venerable Le Cirque, under the tutelage of Daniel Boulud. He has since served as executive chef at Mary Elaine’s at the Phoenician resort, the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, and Studio, at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California. Among the many accolades bestowed upon the restaurants during his tenure, Boyce is particularly proud of bringing Mary Elaine’s and Studio to national prominence with the vaulted Mobil Five-Star award.


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