Chef Justin
Chef Justin

Chef Justin

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Introduction: Hi, I'm Justin. I am a Chef and a Culinary Artist with a vision: to change the way the average person thinks about food and to change the future of the fine-dining experience through a different approach to using local foods one-of-a-kind flavors and providing singular experiences. People should feel connected to who cooks their food and where it comes from locally because understanding that makes the taste that much better. There are a variety of flavor combinations that few utilize. I want to introduce people to new flavors and foods they once would have been hesitant to eat due to their lack of understanding. As a native Angeleno, I was privileged enough to develop a palate for every type of flavor. Coupling that with my travels--working and exploring other countries and their respective cuisines--I have been fortunate to take my craft and expertise beyond American borders, from small family-owned restaurants to the highest luxury hotels. I am highly selective in food's authenticity, creativity, and originality. I critically think about every point in the process--from creating the dish to when the guest experiences it. As a result, my menus are 100% customizable, ranging from reimagined classics to experimental experiences. I commonly create four to six-course meals based on what's in season. While I primarily dabble in the fine dining Japanese and Mexican cuisine. I am also knowledgeable in various cuisines and love to put together fusion menus.
Overview

Hired 24 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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2 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, Venmo, Zelle

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

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Robin H.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Justin executed an amazing meal for our family. The sushi, the steak, the salads, all was perfect. He did it all with a great attitude. Can’t wait to do it again soon.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 21 - 35 guests • Lunch • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Minerva C.
May 16, 2022
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Chef Justin cooked a five star meal in our kitchen and provided an elegant event for our party. Everyone loved his gourmet food and the unforgettable experience. He is personable, talented, and reliable. I will forever recommend him to others. Thank you Chef Justin!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • Italian • Barbecue • Buffet • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 40 - 49 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Seleen M.
May 9, 2022
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We recently had Chef Justin for my husbands 30th birthday and it was amazing from start to finish. We were around 23 people and he did a wonderful job with everything. He came early prepped, the food was beyond delicious and everyone was so happy and pleased with their meal. We had such an awesome experience, we had 5 courses and they were all great! He worked with me on the menu and really made the food so wonderful, and our night felt very special. He was responsive, timely, easy to work with and accommodated all of our special food requests, everyone was very happy. I highly highly recommend booking him for your next event! You won’t regret it, if you want a perfect dining experience Chef Justin is the guy! Thank you so much Chef! we look forward to working with him again soon :)

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Asian • American - formal • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Brenna C.
May 9, 2022
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Chef Justin was easy to work with and very responsive. We used him for a small birthday dinner. He listened to what we wanted and made it happen! Would definitely recommend.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • American - formal • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Sarah H.
May 9, 2022
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Chef Justin was amazing. He was able to alter some items to accommodate some dietary restrictions ! Will certainly be using chef again !

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Breakfast / brunch • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Justin Johnson

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing is based on the number of guests, food required, supplies, and any staff needed.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to take the time to talk with you to fully understand your specific wants, needs, dietary preferences, and restrictions. I then create custom menus that introduce something new while keeping to what you like.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have worked in the hospitality industry for over a decade, working in various positions from a chef to a waiter. My experience has been molded by small family-owned restaurants, top hotel groups, and everywhere in between, including high-end Japanese kitchens and homemade Mexican cuisine. In addition, I have taken my craft and expertise beyond American borders, working in and exploring other countries and their respective cuisines, tasting anything and everything I could get my hands on.

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