Chef Scotley got early exposure to cooking working in local Jamaican restaurants in his native New York City. He decided to formally pursue culinary arts in 2005, immersing himself in Southern culture by way of Atlanta. While earning his culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, Innis began working at Marriott Hotel and Au Pied de Cochon at the InterContinental Hotel. With passion and skill, he made his way up from garde manger to line cook to chef all while mastering a variety of culinary techniques from French to Modern American.
In 2017, Chef Scotley was brought on as Executive Chef of 5Church Atlanta with the focus to revamp the restaurant’s brand and menu. Chef Innis’ incorporated his Jamaican roots mixed in with modern and intercontinental flare into the restaurant’s offerings which garnered him the award-winning title of Atlanta’s Best rising chef by Jezebel magazine, multiple television appearances including Late-night eats on the Cooking Channel and other notable award nominations and accolades. Shortly after, 5Church Atlanta experienced spike in guest patronage and sales growth becoming one of the hottest and fastest-rising restaurants in Atlanta.
With vast experience and award-winning food in 2019 Chef Scotley started Chef Scotley Innis Culinary Services to bring his passion and expertise to a wider audience.