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Meet Our Chef

Justin Timineri is our award winning chef behind all these delicious "Fresh From Florida" recipes. As a Florida native, he has honed his craft by experiencing many culinary cultures.

Meet

Chef Justin

Chef Justin Timineri is a certified executive chef, author, award winner, teacher and television personality. He currently serves as the state chef and culinary ambassador and promotes the value of healthy food choices and proper nutrition.

In 2006, Chef Justin won the Food Network Challenge Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans for the country’s best domestic seafood dish. He has also worked internationally for premier hospitality and catering companies, including the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Raised in Florida, Chef Justin was exposed to the many cultures and cuisines from this diverse part of the country early on. His straightforward approach to cooking incorporates fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients. “My philosophy is that cooking should always be fun, simple and flavorful,” he says.

Justin's Specialties Include:
  • Healthy Cooking Techniques
  • Menu Design / Plating
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Cost Saving Ideas
  • Seafood Cookery
  • Kid-Friendly Recipes
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