Chef Justin Flit combines the best of classical training and high-profile experience of more than 16 years to create a uniquely South Florida approach to Italian food and seafood. With an early introduction to the culinary scene, Justin was exposed to the ins and outs of a restaurant kitchen at the ripe age of eighteen. Trained at the famed French Culinary Institute in New York City he went on to work with Daniel Boulud and Michael Mina as well as South Florida legends Oliver Saucy and Gabe Fenton.
Always fascinated by traditional Italian cooking, Justin became a local star at his restaurant Proof Miami in Midtown Miami, where his freshly made pastas and classic Neapolitan pizza had critics raving. Proof Miami is now a permanent pop-up inside Taurus Beer & Whiskey House.
Today, Justin is co-owner and executive chef of Navé in Coconut Grove. Navé opened last fall, showcasing Justin's culinary partnership with chef Michael Beltran of Ariete. In the newly opened restaurant, he continues to offer his signature pasta and pizza dishes with a menu focused on fresh seafood from South Florida waters. Here, Justin has forged relationships with local fishermen as well as local farms for a true farm and sea to table experience.
*2021 participating Farm to Fork chef.