Dynamite Dining Devil: James Prince



Dynamite Dining Devil

Introducing our “Dynamite Dining Devil” program where each week we will feature a Duke Dining employee recognized for going above and beyond in the workplace. This week’s “Dynamite Dining Devil” is Residential Dining Sous Chef, James Prince!

James was nominated for always going above and beyond with our students that have food allergies and displaying an enthusiastic attitude in making sure those students are taken care of. James recently received recognition from a mother of a student with food allergies for providing a tour of Marketplace and personally preparing her meals. James is always willing to help where needed and his passion for taking care of our students is inspiring. 

Here's a little more info about James Prince: 

James joined the Duke Dining team on October 02, 2017 and was promoted to Sous Chef in June of 2019. James is a Navy Submarine Veteran and was active in both Dessert Storm and Dessert Shield. James started cooking when he was fourteen and has cooked professionally for thirty-four years. His chef areas of specialty include baking, Italian cuisine, and American Southern cuisines. James has a diverse background from high volume catering to working for the Navy on submarines as a cook. He has worked for some local area restaurants such as the Carolina Inn (4 Star, 4 Diamond), The Raleigh Convention Center, The Woodlands Inn (5 Star, 5 Diamond in S.C.), the Raleigh Marriott, and North Carolina State University. James has been married for 29 years, has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. James enjoys spending time landscaping, hanging out with his wife and playing with his grandchildren.

Congratulations to our Dynamite Dining Devil of the Week, James Prince!