The Oregon-based chef talks foraging, his restaurant and his new Portland spot
The 2013 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists
Best Chefs America
Chef Wills was included in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America 2013 - a first of it's kind industry peer review of the nation’s top culinary talent published as a result of over 5,000 one-on-one interviews with chefs across the country sharing their thoughts on fellow chefs and industry trendsetters. bestchefsamerica.com
Chef Justin Wills, Restaurant Beck, Depoe Bay, OR, is upping the coastal cuisine ante, playing to a crowd of in-the-know locals and guests staying at the Whale cove Inn. When he’s not searching for sustainable seafood and locally foraged ingredients, he spends his free time with his wife and young son, and enjoys making forays to portland to sample the city’s fare.
Peter Szymczak, editor, NW Palate:
Restaurant Beck, located — of all places — in remote Depoe Bay on the Oregon Coast. Destination-worthy contemporary haute cuisine à la Castagna, Painted Lady, Willows Inn, et al.
Food & Wine › The People’s Best New Chef: Northwest 2010
Star Chefs › Chef Justin Wills of Restaurant Beck at Whale Cove Inn – Depoe Bay, OR
James Beard Foundation › Nominated: Best Chef NW 2012