Maître Cuisinier de France – 2018
Chef Martinez’s experience resides with the chefs and restaurants he trained in with exceptional results. Established a presence as a first rate talent seizing an opportunity to apprentice with three legendary three stars Michelin French chefs and restaurateurs, Joël Robuchon at Restaurant Jamin in Paris. Chef Martinez continued his career working at Lucas Carton, in Paris with Alain Senderens, a founder of New French cuisine.
And then with Chef Michel Guerard at Les Pres D’Eugenie at Eugénie les Bains. Chef Martinez was awarded his own Michelin star for Maison Blanche in Paris. Establish since 2002 in Florida , he made a James Beard semifinalists for Best Chef South in 2010. Maison Blanche on Longboat Key is unanimously praised by foodies and reviewers as Sarasota’s best. By Zagat 2012 Best French restaurant in Florida. Nominated in 2015, Maison Blanche is among of the 100 best restaurants in USA by opentable . Chef Martinez is married to Victoria with three children, Young Jose, Sofia and Carla.