What’s up foodies? My name is Justice Stewart and I am a chef based in NYC. I spent many years in the construction industry before deciding to change careers and enter the culinary world. I began my journey as a self-taught cook, and I have embraced learning the craft over the years of experimenting at home with recipes during my free time. *Update below
It always helped that I had tons of support from friends and family that I’ve prepared many meals for. In fact after tons of encouragement by everyone, I decided start to this blog to share my passion with the world. I was born and raised in Queens and I have always had a love for good food. Why not eat gourmet at home?
Have you ever walked in a bookstore browsed through cookbooks but decided against buying one because you had no idea what some of the ingredients were? Do you view dishes such as butter poached lobster or cognac shrimp as entrees only a pro chef can prepare? I will simplify some of these recipes and help the average home cook prepare gourmet meals for friends and family. If I can do it, you can do it!
Not only am I obsessed with cooking, I am an avid fisherman and you will find many dishes that are ocean to plate in this blog. I love to travel the country and experience new things that are trending on the culinary scene from fine dining to street food. I’m also a person that enjoys meeting new people who share the same interest of food like I do. I often collaborate with other cooks/chefs to do pop up dinners and tastings here in New York. Giving back to the community is essential to me and I do this by cooking or speaking at schools and various children charities. I’m not sure how often I’ll post, but please check back to see what I’ve been cooking up. I also had the opportunity to help produce a popular online cooking show called “Neighborhood Chefs” in 2012 with some amazing folks.
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**Update: 2012, I officially left the construction industry and entered the culinary world on a full time basis. I began working as a sous chef for a catering company serving the offices of a major social media company in NYC. I also spent time working as a sous chef at Madison Square Garden for the VIP clientele during professional sporting events and concerts. I am now a private chef and caterer working out of Brooklyn, NY.
My cookbook, Mastering the Art of Sous Vide Cooking was released in December 2018. In February 2019 I was presented with an award by the NBCA for becoming the first African-American chef to write and publish a sous vide cookbook (Page Street Publishing). I currently serve on the advisory board of the International Sous Vide Association (ISVA) which is a group of leading experts in the field of sous vide cooking. We provide education, networking opportunities, and experiential events for both, professional and amateur enthusiasts of the sous vide cooking method.