JT Walker is a Huntington Beach original, having started his career at the Hilton Waterfront while still a student at Orange Coast College. You could say he got his feet wet even earlier, when as a fifth grader he wowed his family with his from-scratch shrimp scampi. After a stint running a catering company and a summer spent helming the kitchen of a fly-in wilderness lodge in Alaska, JT is back on his home turf. At Pacific Hideaway, he strives to support local, artisan vendors and sustainable practices whenever possible. When he's not cooking, JT is usually either fishing, hanging out with his wife and dogs, or traveling the country following his hometown team, the Los Angeles Angels.