Austin Johnson began cooking in his hometown of Omaha at age 14. At 20, he moved to Indianapolis and then to Seattle where he joined Chef Jason Franey’s kitchen at Canlis. From there, in pursuit of a deeper understanding of Alaskan salmon fishing, he spent six months at sea on a commercial fishing vessel, cooking for the five-person crew. In 2010, Austin moved to New York City to work with Chef Daniel Humm at his 3 Michelin-starred restaurant Eleven Madison Park. He traveled overseas to stage at Noma, in Copenhagen, and Oud Sluis, in the Netherlands, before rejoining Humm in New York to open the NoMad restaurant, where he stayed for four years. Austin later relocated to Paris to become Executive Chef at restaurant Frenchie; he earned a Michelin star while running the group’s three restaurants.