At the conclusion of his formal education and training, Pruett honed his talent in the elite kitchens of Walt Disney World under the tutelage of Chef Christian Rumpler. After his time in Orlando, he returned to Atlanta and it was here that he discovered his passion for baking and artisanal breads.
A chance encounter with Robert Alexander led to a stint at the renowned H&F Bread Company. From there he spent the next several years learning and developing his skills as a Pastry Chef under the guidance of Atlanta legend, Alon Balshan, at Alon's Bakery & Market.
Finally, feeling drawn to Music City for most of his life, James followed his heart to Nashville, TN where he found home at BAKERY by Frothy Monkey, where he serves as the Production Manager and Head Baker.
He resides in Nashville, TN and enjoys spending his free time enjoying the burgeoning food scene and rich diversity of Music City.