Group Executive Chef Justin Perdue
Originally from a small town in Wisconsin, Justin Perdue was hired to oversee a number of Lark Hotels restaurants and has lent his creative energy to creating a new menu for The Surf, Coffee & Cocktails, and Beach Bar. In addition he oversees Counter and The Roof at The Hotel Salem in Salem, MA and Eli’s Tavern at The Coonamessett in Falmouth, MA.
Before joining Lark Hotels, Justin worked within the Hotel Sofitel group as an Executive Chef, at both the Chicago and Philadelphia locations. Prior to his stints with Sofitel, Chef Perdue worked in many renowned kitchens, including Bobby Flay's Bar Americain where he honed his skills while attending NYC’s International Culinary Center, NoMi inside the Park Hyatt Chicago, and Topolobampo, where he gained experience under famed chef Rick Bayless.
With a passion for both the industry and the creativity he encounters every day, Justin brings years of inspiration and education to his position. When he isn’t working, Justin is based in Vermont where he tackles the scenic parks and trails of Stowe alongside his wife and two dogs.