Special to 30a Food & Wine
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (November 27, 2019) – Isley Whyte, a more than ten-year veteran to
the culinary industry, has been named new executive chef at Vue on 30a.
Originally from Jamaica, Whyte brings to the table an array of cooking techniques with different
spices and flavors passed down to him from family in addition to his culinary training in the
Creating delicious meals where people can gather is nothing short of a staple in Whyte’s life. Growing up as
the oldest of 11 children, he became a natural leader and teacher at a young age. Instead of attending
school, it was his job to gather foods for his family to take to the market each and every day. However, his
favorite part of the day was cooking in the kitchen with his “auntie”. “We would cook for the family during the
week and bake desserts on the weekend,” says Whyte. “I’ve always loved learning to create new dishes and cooking for family and friends.”
In 2005, Whyte had the opportunity to move to theUnited States. Over the years, Whyte has worked his way up – proving his seat at the table -starting as a dishwasher, pantry attendant, lead grill cook and key associate and sous chef among other roles. During this time, Whyte studied culinary creations alongside some of South
Walton’s best chefs and has been the backbone of several establishments in the area
including Fleming’s Steak House, Vin’tij, Another Broken Egg Café, Sunset Bay Café and Vue
on 30a with his positivity and contagious smile.
“I have had the honor of seeing and experiencing many different cuisines and have learned
from the best in the industry which has all shaped me into the chef I am today,” says Whyte. “I
am thrilled to be at Vue on 30a where I can share my passion for food and cooking with the
To learn more about Vue on 30a or to book a reservation, wedding or private event, visit
www.vueon30a.com or call 850.267.2305.