Justine Murphy’s childhood through her mid-twenties was one of abuse, neglect, malnutrition and heartache. Repeatedly let down by those around her, she clung to the glimmers of joy brought to her through food – from the first person to show her genuine love, to the jobs that enabled her moments of freedom, friendships and the possibility of belief – it was this recurring theme that became the light with which she would pull herself out of the darkness, and from which she found not only her salvation, but her future: a future full of love, happiness, strength and pride.
She made her final escape at the age of 25, leaving the UK in pursuit of forging a career for herself as a chef on super yachts. Finally swapping misery for joy, it was a career that led to her meeting her husband, settling down – in the beautiful island of Mallorca – and creating the family she had always dreamed of. It was also the seed that ignited her vision and dream for creating a business around the very things that had enabled her to heal: good food, and good people.
Now in its eighth year, mymuybueno is a highly successful international company with seven divisions, but it is Justine's core values and commitment to maintaining the personal touch that really make her company stand out from the crowd. Built from the ground up, the group now includes an award-winning deli, chef and interior staffing agencies, a cookery school, concierge and lifestyle management service, bespoke events and luxuryware divisions – all with the connection between good food and good people at the very heart of them.
Justine works to build community creating a Woman in Business group, with monthly events that enable women to come together to share, inspire and support each other. She is committed to helping others live a better quality of life, and to bringing people together. And with food having been such a core part of her life, particularly in the transition from a life of pain and hurt into one of happiness, it is through her latest endeavour, The mymuybueno Cookbook, that she is ready to share everything on a bigger scale: where she is sharing her story, her food, and the philosophy by which she now lives her life – and that enables her to juggle being a successful businesswoman with being a wife and mother – in order to help inspire and encourage others.
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This episode of The Gemma and Emma Podcast was recorded by Matthew Waltho and produced by Rebecca Huston. Music by Rebecca Huston.