James DeLong


Executive Chef

Born in Langley, B.C., James is considered by many of peers to be a rising star in the world of food. An eighteen year veteran of the Canadian restaurant industry, his enthusiasm for “all things culinary” shows with every plate that leaves the kitchen. Every day is seen as an opportunity to expand and improve his craft.
 
James grew up here in Calgary where he trained and worked his way through many of the cities finest restaurants. During his time at Murrieta's, James and the restaurant garnered many accolades, most notably a "Best Overall Restaurant". After that it was on to The Living Room where he, alongside the talented team, helped elevate the restaurant onto the national stage; being named “one of the best places to eat in Canada” by the National Post along with numerous other awards. Most recently James has returned to Calgary after a very successful three year stint at the helm of Cabana Bar & Grille in Kelowna where he was nominated for for Western Living’s “Top 40 Foodies Under 40” along with taking home another "Best Overall Restaurant" award. Coming back to Calgary, James joined the Vintage Group where he was part of Redwater Rustic Grille as Culinary Director. When the opportunity came about to join Sirocco, he made no hesitation as he sees the golf club and restaurant as a great "canvas" for him to showcase his talent.
 
James’ food is an innovative combination of old world elegance and his own unique twist of new world flair. Throughout his career he has enjoyed high praise from many prominent media figures as well as his peers. He brings to Sirocco Golf Club approachable but exceptional cuisine taking full advantage of his experience, skill set and all the  extraordinary local fare Alberta has to offer. Alongside his talented team, James looks forward to sharing in not only Sirocco's growth but the growth of Calgary's culinary community. From the local Chef’s Association to the Chaine des Rotisseurs to all the farmers, ranchers and growers across the province, James has his roots planted here in Calgary and is proud to call it home!

James DeLong
chef@sirocco.ca
403-984-1395


 

Whitney Anderson


Food & Beverage Manager
 
Whitney joined the Sirocco team in April 2013. Prior to joining us she worked with Redwater Rustic Grille for 6 years. There she worked her way from Events Coordinator, to General Manager of the Macleod Trail location. Always up for a challenge, she received her Certified Sommelier Diploma through the International Sommelier Guild in 2009. After this she was involved in Market Research and the Opening of the Redwater in Charlottetown Summer of 2011. She also oversaw internal training and development for the brand, as well as implementing wine & beverage initiatives.

She is excited to build and maintain a hospitality based Food & Beverage team for Sirocco Golf Club. She is also eager to build strong relationships with the membership and be able to service their needs to their desired standards.
 

Whitney Anderson
fb@sirocco.ca
403-984-1396