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JORGE MARTINEZ

NEW ENGLAND CULINARY INSTITUTE

Montpelier, Vermont

Graduated 1997 - Degree in Culinary Arts

Chef/Owner Jorge Martinez, brings 20 years of experience working in fine dining restaurants, with a strong background in Pacific NW and Mediterranean cuisine. Throughout his career Jorge has honed his skills working in some of the finest restaurants of the region and country.  At Mon Chef, Jorge is driven to provide each client with an individualized experience. Creating and customizing menus using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients when available, in order to meet the needs of the client and their guests. Ultimately providing an experience of having an exclusive personal chef from start to finish.

 

An American born Colombian, Jorge grew up watching his father cook, which inspired him to pursue a career in the restaurant industry.  Jorge began his training at the New England Culinary Institute, in Vermont.  During his schooling, he interned at the renowned Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine, under acclaimed Chefs/Owners Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier.  The restaurant focuses on the use of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients from the restaurants 2 acre organic garden to prepare some of the regions finest dishes.

 

Upon finishing culinary school and receiving his degree, Jorge moved west to Portland, Oregon.  He worked for two years at the celebrated Zefiro Restaurant and Bar under the tutelage of Executive Chef Chris Israel; where he began as a line cook and was eventually promoted to Sous Chef.  After Zefiro closed and a short summer sabbatical, Jorge returned to Portland and worked for a short stint at Bluehour Restaurant, under Executive Chef Kenny Giambalvo.  Jorge then took a job as a private chef for an affluent family in Camas, Washington.  Most recently, Jorge spent six years working as an Executive Chef for Portofino Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, where he created menus, and introduced the use of house-made fresh pastas, sausages, charcuterie, and pastries.

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OUR CLIENT EXPERIENCES

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Every course was prepared to perfection!  I would definitely hire this dream team back in California. Thank you for the amazing meal!

Margeaux Macchia

Bachelorette Party Dinner

July 21, 2018

Eldon Dehaan

Housewarming Dinner

July 29, 2018

Great presentation

& wonderful food.

Would highly recommend.

Dee Memering

PIC Roots to Roads Luncheon

September 20, 2018

Outstanding food. Best seafood ever!

Can't wait until next year!

Regan Bell

Housewarming Dinner

February 1, 2019

The evening was incredible.  Start to finish the meal was gorgeous and sumptuous.  Timing and presentation were impeccable.  Thank you for a wonderful, memorable evening.

Andrei Efremoff

Housewarming Dinner

April 20, 2018

Jorge, the food was amazing, thank you so much.  Your bread is the best sourdough I've ever had. I really enjoyed the smell of gourmet food being cooked in my house & your conversation and company was warm & fun, thank you.

Kelli 

Bachelorette Winery Luncheon

July 21, 2018

Every course was amazing and exceeded my expectations!  Jorge was a great commuincator and really catered to what we were looking for the entire day.  He made magic happen by serving us in the middle of a vineyard with no kitchen, then made us a an amazing multicourse dinner.  We highly recommend!

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