Justin Gorup, Corporate Chef

Justin Gorup

Corporate Chef

Justin Gorup is a Corporate Chef for Haliburton International Foods, Inc. Justin’s career spans over 20 years in hospitality beginning with front of the house positions such as host, server, bartender and management with Buca di Beppo, Claim Jumper and BJ’s Brewhouse. More recently, Justin worked for Umami Burger, Zov’s Bistro, Yardhouse Restaurants, and The Ritz-Carlton, where he held culinary roles including Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, Corporate Management Trainer and Chef. Justin’s thorough front of the house and back of the house experience, coupled with his experience in widely diverse menus and concepts have helped him become extremely versatile, resourceful and creative, while always keeping the customer in mind.

Justin received an A.O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, California. In addition to being very passionate about his work, Justin also enjoys seeing live music, comedy shows and spending time with his young family.

Rolando Sida
Vice President of Operations
Rolando Sida, Director of Manufacturing
Mike Barrett
Vice President of Sales
Josh Fischer
Director of National Accounts
Jim Fryar
Director of National Accounts
Having a true passion for food, Jim Fryar comes to Haliburton International Foods with 35 plus years in the food industry and 22 of those years in foodservice.
Mike Leccese
Vice President of Innovation
Mike Leccese, Director of Culinary and R&D
Sergio Valenzuela
Corporate Chef
Sergio Valenzuela, Development Chef
Marcie Joseph
R&D Project Manager
Marcie Joseph, R&D Project Manager
Sri Mikkilineni
R&D Commercialization Manager
Sri Mikkilineni, R&D Commercialization Manager