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Quick learner Impeccable organizational skills Time Management. & Teamwork
My first language is English, I am also able to communicate in French, as I lived in Quebec for more than ten years. Within the first year of living in Quebec, I attended night classes, three times a week for more than six months to be able to, read, write, listen and speak in French.
I went to school in the U.K. and passed, six G.C.S.E.s in mathematics, English, history, technology, physics and English literature.
O level art, and passed an oxford university datec diploma degree in design.
Michelin, Five Diamond, Four Diamond, Relais Chateaux experience. I have over nine years of private household experience with impeccable references.
I have been responsible for more than twenty employee’s, motivating, training, analysing, problem-solving and organising their weak and strong points as regards to their career enhancement. I have had to reach certain serious deadlines as a manager. I have also been responsible for implementing, W.H.I.M.I.S, MSDS and HEALTH AND HYGIENE rules and regulation laws.
Whilst working for the Prime Minister of Canada's family, Andre Desmarais and France Chretien in Quebec, Canada, I had the pleasure to cook for his guests, such as Bill Clinton, Jean Chretien (former Prime minister of Canada), Wayne Gretzky and George Bush. I had to pass several security checks and had to sign confidentiality papers, which I successfully passed.I had to be extremely organised and responsible in this position.
I have been privileged to work alongside, Andrew Turner (The Langham Hotel, London. U.K. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqr9m_p2Hl4 ) Chris Eve (Former Sous Chef to Marco Pierre White) Daniel Buss (Head Chef of the five diamond Banffshire Club, Banff Springs Hotel Alberta Canada.) Steve Smith ( Gordleton Mill U.K. Plus many others.
I am a Canadian and British citizen.
I have excellent check-able references.
I have a current clean driving license and two vehicles.
For me, cooking is...
I treat cooking like life, keep it natural and the flavors will always come through.
I learned to cook at...
Le Quay, Roux Brothers.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Albert Roux.Marco Pierre White, Raymond Blanc.
A cooking secret...
Flavors, organization, and passion.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in St Johns Priory.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in St Johns Priory. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in St Johns Priory.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in St Johns Priory.
Martin's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Martin
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.