Chef James Strine Joins Trophy Room

Chef James Strine

Trophy Room, Wellington’s new contemporary restaurant and lounge, has announced the appointment of James Strine as chef.

Strine brings nearly 20 years of culinary experience to his new post and will be responsible for overseeing the globally influenced New American menu for the restaurant. “We are thrilled to welcome Chef Strine to Trophy Room,” said Rob Gray, co-founder of T&R Restaurant Group. “Chef Strine is extremely talented with an impressive culinary background, and we are confident that locals and visitors alike will love what he brings to the table.”

After several years of working with some of Palm Beach County’s top restaurants, Strine looks forward to a new challenge focused on Trophy Room’s New American cuisine.

“I’m very excited for this next chapter in my culinary journey,” Strine said. “This is a completely new role for me, and I look forward to combining Trophy Room’s dynamic atmosphere and innovative menu with my fresh take on New American cuisine to ensure a totally unique and cravable dining experience.”

Strine most recently acted as chef of Hai House and was previously executive chef of Grato and Būccan and executive sous chef of Café Boulud, where he was recognized as a visionary for his creative seasonal dishes. He was awarded “Best Chef” by the Palm Beach Post in 2016. A Maryland native, Strine and his wife also operated Mick’s New American Bistro in Frederick, Md., for three years, which was awarded “Best New Restaurant.”

Trophy Room is located at 12300 South Shore Blvd. in Wellington. For more information, call (561) 793-2110 or visit