Our People

“It takes a dedicated team to make it work.”

The Restaurant at JUSTIN:

William Torres
The Restaurant - Executive Chef


William Torres developed a passion and love for food and cooking at a very young age while watching his Grandfather and Mother cook in the kitchen. This passion was the driving force in his attending the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, CA. where he graduated with top honors in 2003. While attending C.S.C.A., he gained valuable experience in the kitchen working on events for Spago Catering, Patina, The Playboy Mansion, and Aubergine Restaurant in Newport Beach. Will began his culinary career at the elite West Hollywood hotspot KOI for a year working his way through the different stations in the kitchen and taking on a leadership role. In 2005, Will accepted the role of Sous Chef at JUSTIN where he was able to show us his skill and instinct for the culinary arts.

Will accepted the position as the Executive Chef of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery in 2009 and could not be more excited for the chance to relaunch The Restaurant this summer with a new menu and new offerings. When not busy in the kitchen staying on point or ahead of culinary trends he loves to spend time with his wife Kari, and their three children.

To reach William Torres, will@JUSTINwine.com