2018 Talent

James Holmes

Executive Chef and Owner, Olivia

Chef James Holmes is the owner of Olivia, named one of the “Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit magazine, and its southern sister Lucy’s Fried Chicken.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma and The Institute of Culinary Education, Holmes began his career working in restaurants in New Mexico, New York City, France, and Fredericksburg. Chef Holmes lives in South Austin, Texas with his wife and their three daughters, Olivia, Lucy, and Layla.