Hailing from St. Paul, MN, Justin Sutherland spent his childhood in the kitchen learning from his mother and grandmother. Growing up his favorite TV show was “Yan Can Cook” and on his fifth birthday he asked for an easy bake oven. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, he moved back home to hone his skills in some of Minneapolis’ top restaurants including Meritage and Brasserie Zentral. Sutherland is currently the Owner sand Executive Chef of two restaurants in the Minneapolis area, Handsome Hog & Pearl and the Thief. He recently competed and won on “Iron Chef America.” Justin is fearless in his craft, is dedicated to discipline, and never settles for anything but the best.
After completing his graduation from there, he moved back to his home to show his skills in some of the top restaurants in Minneapolis including Meritage and Brasserie Zentral.
An American by nationality, Justin Sutherland is an executive chef for Handsome Hog. It is a contemporary southern cuisine restaurant that itself refers to as a pig-centric and it is located at 203 E. 6th St. in St. Paul.
two national television appearances that really put Sutherland on the culinary map. The first, a stint on Iron Chef in 2018, brought him full circle. “My grandmother and I watched the Japanese version of Iron Chef when I was a kid. That was our show. That’s where I fell in love with it,” he says. Sutherland walked away a winner, besting Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in a battle featuring lamb. In 2019, he competed with chefs from across the country on Top Chef.