A native of St. Louis Missouri, Executive Chef Justin Sollers’ passion for food was developed at a very young age as he traveled and lived all over the World learning about cuisine. After serving in the United States Air Force, Chef Justin went on to study the culinary arts at L'Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis MO, where he mastered his own unique cooking style and flair.
From 2009 to 2012, Chef Justin worked for establishments such as The Racquet Club Ladue, one of the finest privately-owned clubs in the heart of St. Louis, and one of St. Louis’ top ten restaurants, Scape American Bistro, an American Bistro with European style. He has cooked memorable meals for high profile guests such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Cat Cora, Alton Brown, Wolfgang Puck, and Tyler Florence. He has also provided culinary oversight of large events for all the major sports teams in St. Louis including the Cardinals, Rams, and Blues.
In 2012 Chef Justin’s love for food took him across the ocean to Asia where he developed menus, restaurants, and kitchens in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Chef Justin then brought his culinary experience to Norwegian Cruise Lines where he traveled around Hawaii as part of the Pride of America. After that stint he moved onto the Virgin Voyages culinary team and helped develop recipes and menus for over 15+ outlets for the ship’s 2020 sail date. He now has brought his vast experience and knowledge back to St. Louis where he originally started years ago.
Chef Justin's culinary philosophy and passion reflect the growing trend towards a healthier and down-to-earth lifestyle. The essence of his cuisine is working with local farmers to seek out the finest in regional and local organic produce. Chef Justin's preference is to allow the natural flavors of the food to express themselves. He lets his influence from his world travel speak in the dishes he prepares.