2019 New York Rising Star Chef Justin Skribner of Benno

2019 New York Rising Star Chef Justin Skribner of Benno
January 2019

7 E 27th St
New York, NY 10016


Justin Skribner graduated from Johnson and Wales University in 2008 and leapt head first into a career spanning some of the most legendary restaurants in the country. He began at three-Michelin starred Per Se during Chef Jonathan Benno’s tenure, picking up the techniques needed to succeed in the details-driven upper echelon of fine dining. He then moved to Eno Terra in Kingston, New Jersey, deepening his knowledge of Italian cuisine, and bringing it with him to his next role at Benno’s Lincoln Ristorante on the Upper West Side. 

Skribner took a break from New York to stage for two months at The French Laundry in Napa. Upon his return, he joined the team at All’onda as chef de tournant in late 2013. Nearly a year later, he moved to Marcus Glocker’s B√Ętard in Tribeca, where he worked his way from chef de tournant to executive sous chef. Skribner then joined the opening team of Dan Kluger’s Loring Place as sous chef. 

In late 2018, Skribner rejoined Benno to open Leonelli Taberna while also collaborating with Benno to open the chef’s namesake restaurant in the Evelyn Hotel. As chef de cuisine of Benno, Skribner helps craft the prix-fixe menu of French, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant recently earned a coveted three-star review from Pete Wells in The New York Times.