James N. Davella

President & Founder

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Trained in the culinary arts, James Davella brings a distinctive, hands-on approach to the consulting and design process. He possesses a keen understanding of chefs’ needs and knows firsthand what it takes to create a successful operation—from conception through opening.

After more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, James has accumulated vast expertise in restaurant and hotel operations, culinary design, construction, financial analysis and project management. This unparalleled combination of specialized education and experience has earned James widespread respect and has catapulted Davella Studios to the forefront of the industry.

James holds a Masters in Business Administration from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University.