Chef Martine’s carries a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University and a Degree in Culinary Arts from the San Diego Culinary Institute. Honors include graduating at the top of her class at the San Diego Culinary Institute and Cum Laude from Johnson & Wales University. She is also ServSafe certified.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Chef Martine is fluent in four languages: French, Creole, English and Spanish. Having a multi-cultural heritage of Italian, French and African has proven advantages with communicating on a global culinary level. Incorporating her Caribbean heritage and classical French training, Chef Martine brings a unique style to Unisource’s culinary team. She offers a wealth of knowledge to all segments of foodservice operators and entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining the Unisource family, Chef Martine worked for a diverse range of organizations. These organizations include the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line as Chef Coordinator, Mirabeau French Bistro as Operations Manager, La Pause Restaurant as Executive Chef and Martine’s family multi-unit operation in Haiti. Here she implemented a commissary system producing more than 10,000 meals per week.
“I believe in working smarter, not harder. The new wave of cooking technology has made me a better, more food-savvy Chef than I had ever imagined with endless possibilities! I love being a Rep Chef, Unisource’s Chef! It has the best of both worlds! I get to enjoy my passion while helping others and being surrounded by a wonderful team”