Chef José Martinez

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Background & Experience

Chef Martinez’s experience resides with the chefs and restaurants he trained in with exceptional results. Chef Martinez 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. Nomined 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.

Vision

Satisfaction. Every meal must satisfy or it is a failure.

Dining and hospitality experiences are personal. They restore, entertain, fulfill, and when executed properly, memory creating. Striving for perfect balance in foods and flavor is a craft, composing them in originality and seasonally sustainable is a gift and to share and present them in an authentic atmosphere of comfort is a legacy.

Philosophy

There is no alternative to excellence.

Capturing excellence in a dining experience begins and ends with the food. I have great respect for the production of food and the privilege bestowed on me being able to use it and apply my talent and focus on creating the most excellent product possible.