James Wagar


James Wagar is a chef on the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 2005.  He was in the Navy for 25 years, where he worked as an executive chef.  James is licensed as a captain.

James has been married for 35 years to his wife Lila.  They have two kids, Rebecca and Adison.  James grew up in New York, where he began fishing with his grandfather.  He enjoys hiking, playing golf, and riding his motorcycle.

Instructional Videos

Buffet on Board the Royal Polaris

Kenny Kato and James Wagar on how to prepare panko-crusted wahoo with a tropical salsa.

James Wagar on how to cook peanut-ginger glazed fish.