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 United States.

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 the United 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 30A community.”

To learn more about Vue on 30a or to book a reservation, wedding or private event, visit or call 850.267.2305.

About Vue on 30a

Since opening their doors in 1971, Vue on 30a has showcased one of the most sought after, panoramic dining experiences on the Gulf. The restaurant has claimed its fair share of accolades with its fresh approach to dining, including delicious menus thoughtfully designed by a culinary team of experts and its wine menu which easily matches the caliber of the food. The restaurant was named “Best Place to Watch a Sunset” by Destin Magazine and continues to be a “Most Booked” restaurant at

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