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Chef Martin Lopez

Thursday, October 5 | Concurrent Breakout  Session | 10:00am-11:00pm

The Future of Culinary in Kansas City Panelist

Born in Mexico City by a hardworking, dedicated Mother, the versatility of ingredients were shown to Martin at an early stage. At seven years old, he was already part of the kitchen household responsibilities and showing his passion for cooking. Having three brothers and three sisters made a large family and with Mexican European traditions, needless to say there was a lot of cooking involved. It is no surprise that Chef Martin fell in love with the art of cooking from a very early age.
In 1988 Chef Martin graduated in Mexico City from Escuela Internacional de Idiomas with emphasis on tourism and languages. In 1989, he went to New England Culinary Institute to obtain his associate’s degree in Culinary Arts.
After travels to Europe, Mexico, and South America, Chef Martin has created an array of dishes of multicultural cuisines, and started to combine ingredients from all around the world to create pieces that now all of us are more accustomed to. His background and his love of art, along with his cooking, married into what he calls now Mexican Novelle, a cuisine with European undertones.

In 2009 Chef Martin was the founder of ChefMartin.Net developing this nonprofit site to share his feelings and passion about his cooking and the community. He now has thousands of followers on Facebook, twitter, instagram, and his website, as he continues to cook, write, document, develop recipes, concepts and share his passion for his cooking and food trends. He is often seen on TV shows, live public presentations and radio around the country including Univision, CBS, FOX, Hoy, and ABC.

Teaming up with top restaurateurs from around the country such as recently in 2013, Chef Martin and Richard Nix from St Louis Mo, owner of Butler’s Pantry and Bixby’s at the City History Museum, created one of the newest, most delicious spots in the country, with a new concept in an Italian bakery called “Piccione Pastry”.


Session Description: Chef Martin will be hosting an educational session consisting of a panel discussion. This panel will cover topics such as culinary trends, dietary restrictions, career options for recent graduates, and the distinction between chefs from various regions and venues. Chef Martin is a professional chef and in 2009 Chef Martin was the founder of ChefMartin.Net developing this nonprofit site to share his feelings and passion about his cooking and the community.