Justin Mead is the Executive Chef for SDSU Dining. He brings SDSU 29 years’ experience as a professional Chef and is a class of 94’ Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Justin has an expansive knowledge of the culinary industry with experience from San Diego to New York including, hotels, resorts, catering, film and TV, yachts, various restaurants and college and university food service. Justin has been a Chef at SDSU for the last 13 years in various roles including Production Chef, Executive Sous Chef, General Manager and Senior General Manager.
Justin brings his knowledge, talent, passion and professionalism for the culinary craft to work each and every day. His philosophy is to keep it simple, but make it the best food you've ever had. Justin feels that “if you use the natural flavors, textures and freshness of beautiful ingredients correctly, you will create something magnificent”.