Culinary Magic (by House of Walls) provides private chef and catering services for all occasions. Keen on bringing back the art of dinner parties and proudly serving Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, South Surrey, White Rock and the North Shore. Thank you for visiting our website. We have put together quite a few pages here to provide you with enough information that is sure to convince you that Culinary Magic is the right choice for your next event. Our mission is:
"To provide a unique world class dining experience in dynamic, intimate venues and events. Providing an exceptional level of culinary arts and service. Driven by innovation, sustainability, excellence and exceptional value."
Thank you for visiting Culinary Magic!
Hailing from White Rock, BC, Chef John D Walls fell in love with cooking at a young age. While experimenting in the kitchen, he knew he wanted to be a Chef.
John has had an extensive, exciting career from starting out at 14 under the mentorship of talented Chefs, working in primarily white table cloth French restaurants leading to the opening of his own restaurant when he was 19. John’s experiences includes working as a Chef at sea, on board a live-aboard yacht, The William Tel and various other fine dining establishments. After being a part of Domaine de Chaberton’s award winning Bacchus Bistro since 2004, John is now the Chef/Owner of House of Walls Culinary Magic. Providing private chef and catering services for all occasions, bringing back the art of the dinner party. John sees it as a privilege cooking and being a part of people’s special occasions. House of Walls is a family run business where the love and passion of cooking for others is shared with Johns three children.
"I met John when I took a couple of cooking classes at Kitchen Therapy that I thoroughly enjoyed. So, when I wanted something special for my husband's birthday I asked John to come cook for us. He did and my husband and son were thrilled with the amazing four course French inspired menu of salad with roasted radishes, grilled asparagus with bacon and topped with a heavenly poached egg, followed by an amazing Bouillabaisse main course and a rhubarb/custard tart for dessert. All created with lovely fresh herbs from John's garden and served with wonderful conversation and a few other surprises. It was absolutely fantastic evening and then, like magic, our kitchen was spotless and John was gone! I'm looking forward to the next special occasion in our family so we can have John back. Thanks so much John!"
"As for how things went, everyone was thrilled. The food was amazing, Chef John was entertaining and personable (when he could get a word in edge wise with my loud crew). It was a fantastic evening and finding out that my husband could actually like mashed potatoes (when made so well) was one of the highlights for me. I know some of my friends are already into perhaps taking a cooking class with Chef John. Thanks again."
"Hi John, Just wanted to send you a quick THANK YOU for a wonderful job on Saturday. There were rave reviews on the food and of course everyone was quite excited by the impromptu magic show you provided :) Certainty added something special to our party. Hopefully we got you a few new referrals that day, but we would be very happy to work with you again in the future. Hope you had a great weekend."
"Hi! Just wanted to pass along a big thank you for making our evening terrific! Everyone enjoyed their meal and felt that it was the best staff dinner party to date. Way to go!"
"Hi John, Steve and I would like to thank you for doing such an amazing job with the food at our wedding on July 25th. Everyone is still raving about the chicken and the beef. Thank you again."
"Great job House of walls. Will definitely be booking in for next year. Everybody loved the five corse meal it was delicious . The magic was GREAT and kept us all on the edge of our seats. Thanks again."
"I’ve been working with John for over 4 years now and can guarantee that you won’t only leave a dinner party with a full stomach but with an experience like no other. Creativity and passion for food and the arts have once again been brought to the table to deliver a spectacular night neither you or your guest will forget!"
"Hi Stephanie and John: I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your efforts in making the birthday party such a success. We heard nothing but superlatives about the food and the way you both blended into party while carrying out the tasks at hand. Our thanks to you both and best wishes for future success."
"My husband and I attended a private dinner party hosted by "Houseofwalls". It was Impresive. We enjoyed Spectacular food. In a classy and yet relaxed environment. John, from Houseofwalls, ability to create first class food, and atmosphere, will be the reason we continue to use thier services in any context we can think of! Wow!"
"When I first worked with John I learned more in 2 weeks than 1 whole year at the International Culinary School! What a great opportunity to have him create the ultimate dinner party for you and your friends!"