Get to know me better
Jean Banchet nominated chef, focused on vegetables and comfort food
I'm a professional chef originally from North Carolina., where I learned the importance of terroir and using local ingredients. Many dishes are created during a conversation with a farmer or producer. I've cooked in San Francisco, Chicago, and am now in the Nashville area. I was nominated for a Jean Banchet for best CDC for my time as the Chef de Cuisine of The Bristol, as well as a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Pre pandemic, I was a CDC for One Off Hospitality, and was then opening Executive Chef of Parkside. Recently I relocated back to the south to become the Chef de Cuisine of Southall Farms in Franklin.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking started as a job for me while in college, but has evolved into my truest way to express myself and is far more than just a career to me.
I learned to cook at...
Reading a lot, staging around the country, living in San Francisco, North Carolina, and Chicago.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Albert Adria, The Contra crew, Jose Andres,
A cooking secret...
Best ingredients possible, and trying to showcase them with a whimsical approach to fine dining technique.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Franklin.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Franklin.
Justin's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Justin's reviews
Chef Justin Kaialoa was amazing. His personality, attention, and amazing cooking skills made the night one my girlfriend and I will never forget. His assistant chef was just as remarkable. If you’re in the Chicago land area I f highly recommend this duo of amazing chefs and people!
Jason Colley - Nov 23 2020
Book your experience with Chef Justin
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.