Martin Woods

Executive Chef

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Summary

James Beard Nominated. Winner of Best New Restaurant Western Washington. Gold Medal Chen De Rotisserie. Worked in France. Highly motivated. Track record of successful leadership and award winning farm to table cuisine. Commited to always learning new and contemporary techniques. Putting guests needs above all else. Mentoring young and up an... Read more

James Beard Nominated. Winner of Best New Restaurant Western Washington. Gold Medal Chen De Rotisserie. Worked in France. Highly motivated. Track record of successful leadership and award winning farm to table cuisine. Commited to always learning new and contemporary techniques. Putting guests needs above all else. Mentoring young and up and coming cooks. Published in numerous cookbooks and magazines

My Dream Job is Chef/ Proprietor

Work Experience
  • Executive Chef

    Via PerlaBoulder, CO, US
    Nov. 2015 to Present (1 year and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    In charge of all aspects of scratch kitchen including kitchen design, staffing, menu, pasta, inventory, ordering, education, ect. High grossing, fast paced environment. Formed many relationships with local patrons. Mentoring young staff, teaching them technique, and efficiency on all stations and prep.

    Awards:
    winner of best new restaurant Boulder, Daily Camera
  • Executive Chef

    Semiahmoo ResortBlaine, WA, US
    Feb. 2013 to Jun. 2015 (2 years and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    In charge of all aspects of multiple outlets including 3 restaurants and 36,000 square ft. of banquet space. Consistently met sales, food, and labor costs. Managed staff of over 50 employees. Developed relationships with local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Taught classes to resort members on numerous topics.

  • Executive Chef

    re:public RestaurantSeattle, WA, US
    Jan. 2010 to Feb. 2013 (3 years and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    In charge of all kitchen operations for award winning restaurant. Maintained consistency and high quality. Butchering of whole animals with no waste (nose to tail). Participated in Seattle Farmers Markets, answering questions of patrons on product usage and technique. Pastry.

    Awards:
    Best new restaurant Western Washington
  • Executive Sous Chef

    Bastille Cafe & BarSeattle, WA, US
    Feb. 2009 to Apr. 2010 (1 year and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Manged all operations for high grossing, fast paced french restaurant. Managed and harvested produce from 5000 square foot roof-top garden. Developed relationships and collaborated with fellow chefs on new cooking and plating techniques

  • Executive Sous Chef

    Beato Food and Wine
    Jan. 2008 to Feb. 2009 (1 year and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Owned and operated by former manger for Mario Batali. Menu development. Ran kitchen in chef's absence. Ordering and inventory. Pastry.

Education
  • Culinary Arts
    Pennsylvania Culinary Institue
    Sep. 1999 to Aug. 2011

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    associate of science Degree • GPA: 4.0

Skills

Advanced Knife Handling

Molecular gastronomy

Charcuterie

Off-site Event Management

Cheese course

On-site Special Events

Chopping

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Over 300 covers a night

Dough Making / Portioning

Pasta Cooking

Dressings

Pasta making

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Pizza Cooking

Equipment Maintenance

Portioning

Expediting

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Family Meal

Receiving/Organizing

Fish Cookery

Sauce Development

Fish butchery

Saute

Food / Beverage Pairing

Scheduling

Food Budgeting

Servesafe Certified

Food Cost Optimization

Show Piece Work

Food Handlers Certificate

Smoking

Food Safety Knowledge

Sous-vide

Food Styling

Staff education / motivation

Frying

General knife handling

Gluten Free

Grilling

Inventory

Up to 300 covers a night

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Kitchen management

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Vegetable Breakdown

Meat Butchery

Vegetable cookery

Meat Cookery

Menu development

Wood Fire Cooking

Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • farmer fisherman chef collabertive
    Member • Jun. 2010 to Sep. 2013
  • Member • Mar. 2009 to Present
Interests
new cooking techniques, golf, flyfishing, travel
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