Justin Fertitta

Justin began working in kitchens at age 15 and went on to graduate from the CIA in 2004.  He honed his craft in New York restaurants for over a decade, working in many renowned kitchens including Aquavit, The Waldorf Astoria, Five Leaves and Desnuda. He has traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, where he draws much of his culinary inspiration.   Before relocating to the Bay Area, Justin developed and led a Chef-in-Training program that created culinary opportunities for disadvantaged individuals.  He now splits his time as a private chef and a freelance culinary instructor.