Justine Murphy is a successful entrepreneur who divides her time between Mallorca and London, which she calls home.
Driven by her personal experiences and passionate about food and people, Justine had a vision of creating mymuybueno: a brand and business that encapsulated her values, beliefs, and both of these passions.
Founded in 2011, mymuybueno is now a successful international company and brand with seven divisions across the luxury food and lifestyle sector. It is a brand already recognised across the industry as being synonymous with exceptional standards and true quality.
Born in London in 1980, Justine’s childhood was one full of extreme adversity. The only underlying thread of good in her life – from the first person to show her genuine love, to the jobs that enabled her freedom, friendships and the possibility of belief in a happier life – was linked, in some way or another, to food, and it was from this that her passion for good food, and everything it represents, was born.
Carving a successful career for herself in restaurant management from a young age, it was when she was 25 – following years in which she had continued to endure significant hardship – that she finally left the UK in order to pursue her dream of becoming a chef and seeing the world.
She ventured into the super yacht industry in 2006, where she spent six years cooking for some of the world’s most influential people as their private chef. It was a career that led to her meeting her husband, settling down in Mallorca and becoming a mother. It was also the spark that ignited her vision for mymuybueno, a business based on her expertise and experience, and centred around the very things that had enabled her to heal: good food and good people.
Justine founded mymuybueno in 2011 with very little capital, and is absolute proof that you can achieve anything you want in this world if you have a dream and a vision, and are prepared to work very hard in order to make it all come to life. She is a huge ambassador for inspiring others to do the same, through running regular Women in Business events in order to empower and encourage other female entrepreneurs, now expanded into a fortnightly podcast, utilising her ever-growing social media presence to continuously inspire wider communities both in the superyacht and culinary world, and has recently launched her cookbook and good living guide The mymuybueno Cookbook in which she shares her story and lifestyle tips in addition to her unique recipes.
Justine wears many hats: businesswoman, CEO, wife, mother, chef, crew agent, cookery school principal, author and successful entrepreneur, and it is thanks to her unbounded motivation, dedication and passion that she is able to juggle them all seamlessly.
“Justine’s unwavering standards are never compromised, and she makes a conscious personal decision to only ever work with people who share the same good values”
Initially self-taught, Justine’s passion for cooking has been inspired by many chefs worldwide over the years. She has worked alongside some of the world’s best-known chefs, including Tom Aikens, Daniel Clifford and Adam Handling through having them as guest chefs to her cookery school, and has taken many courses over the course of her career, including Cordon Bleu classical training at the Tante Marie in London and a Thai cookery diploma in Thailand.
She strives to continuously expand her skills and knowledge with further courses, learning from the incredible guest chefs who come through her own school’s doors to teach, and regularly visiting top restaurants around the world for further inspiration.
She has been exposed to an extremely high standard of culinary expertise throughout her career, which has not only expanded her own knowledge, but is also an integral part of what makes her chef agency’s selection process so successful.
Justine has spent time travelling the world over the past twenty years, visiting and writing reviews of Michelin star establishments in order to both improve her palate and knowledge of current trends, as well as to connect with the world’s most accomplished chefs, building relationships and further connecting the mymuybueno community.
‘It’s not every day that you come across someone with as much drive and energy as Justine. She is a force to be reckoned with, so passionate about everything she does and determined to make a success of her many businesses. If her energy could be bottled, she’d be selling it by the dozen. I think the mymuybueno brand will continue to grow and succeed with the passion Justine has and I wish her all the best with her new cookbook.’Daniel Clifford
‘I love what Justine is doing with bringing a real diverse bunch of chefs over to mymuybueno. I wish when I was younger I could have been one of the students that are lucky enough to get a spot in one of the classes. I’m looking forward to coming back again and also seeing her new cookbook too.’Adam Handling
‘Justine juggles many balls in the air, from looking after her two boys as well as all her different businesses, from the concierge, deli, the cookery school, a chef agency and now writing a book as well. Justine does not have a slow down or stop button, she is very focused on making The mymuybueno brand a very well recognized company that is known for very high standards in everything she runs. It’s her passion and drive that makes her such a success.’Tom Aikens
Justine’s vision was to develop a brand that not only stood for excellence in the field of fine food, chef expertise and luxury lifestyle management, but one that would consist of multiple individual companies within the one brand, all based on the very same ethos and set of core values.
From the outset, her vision was for multiple divisions, all connected by the common theme of good food, good people, a personal touch and exceptionally high-standards. And to not only connect the divisions through the consistency of these values, but to also connect a wider community.
She envisioned making world-class chefs accessible, which she has succeeded in doing by not only bringing them to her school, but by featuring them on her increasingly popular social media platforms: sharing their own inspirations in the regular Chefs Get Personal interviews, and through the widespread use of the Instagram hashtag #mymuybuenochefs, connecting chefs and foodies across the globe with images of the community’s best plated dishes.
She has created a Women in Business network, for many years running regular monthly events at her Deli and Cookery School and full-day annual conference in Mallorca, where she brought women together to share, encourage and empower one another, using her own story and drawing on the experience of building mymuybueno from the ground up, to inspire and help others. Since covid and her move to London permanently, this has now expanded into a fortnightly and very popular podcast, continuing the same focus and vision.
She has launched a guide for good living, The mymuybueno Cookbook, in which she shares her favourite recipes as well as her own story, inspirations, and tips for juggling the many challenges of modern life, further closing the loop on everything that mymuybueno stands for.
The book is available on Amazon UK as well as Waterstones and signed copies from us directly.
“Justine takes pride in being able to truly recognise and represent chefs based on their talent and merit, as to handle their own careers as chefs for the long term.”
Justine’s unwavering standards are never compromised, and she makes a conscious personal decision to only ever work with people who share the same good values. Her extraordinary success of all divisions within the mymuybueno umbrella are proof of her commitment to upholding her standards, and her unwavering belief in her vision.
Justine’s dynamic life sees her successfully balance motherhood and her multiple businesses. Justine is mother to two boys, born in 2013 and 2015. They are her whole word and the heart of everything she does. She loves being able to build her dream and her business around being her own boss, she sets her own hours, dividing her time between raising and nurturing her children, and growing her business, vision and brand. Justine says, ‘With hard work, lots of passion, a love for what you do, and a big dream, anything is possible.’
Justine is passionate about campaigning and building inspiration for women and most especially mothers who work, worldwide. Her belief that anyone that has a dream, can achieve it, through hard work, dedication, and passion. She has a fire in her belly for her vision of mymuybueno, and has built and runs her businesses while being a dedicated and loyal mother, and has proven that you can do both.
She aims to continue to inspire others to follow their heart, and set an example of how to achieve that. Justine’s own core values are firmly ingrained into mymuybueno, these are Pride, Integrity, Ambition, Passion and Love. She strongly believes you can achieve anything you want in this world, if you are willing to work hard for it. With a strong presence on social media, which provides a behind the scenes into her life both personally and professionally, she is exciting and inspiring for all walks of life who are following the daily growth of her vision.
Justine holds a monthly event, growing a special community together. mymuybueno Women in Business Breakfast to bring women together in Mallorca, to inspire, share, support and motivate one another. She hosts the event each month, inviting different guest speakers to share their own journey’s in business, networking and a different topic to discuss as a group too.
She also holds her own mymuybueno Women in Business Day once a year to share her own personal story, to help to inspire others by her experiences, how she has overcome many adversities in order to achieve her goals. She also shares her business methods and experience as an entrepreneur, talks vulnerably about the ups and downs, her social media, managing an umbrella brand, and shares it all her formulas and methods which work. Justine motivates and inspires women, and installs in them the same energy, excitement and more to implement in their own lives to better enhance them. In the current climate, this has now has evolved into her mymuybueno Women in Business podcast.
Justine is passionate about raising awareness of Erbs Palsy, a disability that is largely unknown due to the nature of its circumstance. It is an injury caused in childbirth whereby the baby is delivered with such excessive force, the nerves inside the brachial plexus are damaged. Her first born had multiple nerves snapped, which resulted in a paralysed right arm. Since a major surgery at four months old as to take donor nerves from both his legs, he has been given some limited movement. He has since had another operation as to try and provide more, and this will be the case as he continues to grow. This means daily physiotherapy is part of family life as to keep his arm supple. Being positive always is vital, and makes for a greater encouragement for him and his future. She is an advocate for working in the face of adversary about disability and removing the stigma that surrounds it and the challenges it may bring. She is ever more determined to provide a good quality life for her family, a legacy for her children, and to always raise awareness about this completely avoidable injury, as well as offer support and assistance to families affected. She has set up a support group in Mallorca and has helped many families to date with putting them in the right direction to get the urgent help required before any chance of mobility in the arm diminishes. She uses her growing social media presence as a platform to raise awareness, which once again has helped others.