Martin trained and worked in many of Galway's and Ireland's finest restaurants before taking up position of Head Chef at The Pins Gastro Bar. Under his direction, it quickly became one of Galway's top casual eateries; winning 'The Best Gastro-Pub in Ireland’ and numerous other accolades. The Pins was recently acclaimed with its first culinary Star Rosette from The Automobile Association's Food Academy.
Martin took on the role of Executive Head Chef of The Twelve to bring his talents to West at The Twelve. West has gone on to become a finalist in the 'Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland' and has won a Gold Medal Finalist award for 'Best Bistro in Ireland.' It has also been awarded two culinary rosettes for creative excellence and is heavily tipped at Michelin star level.
With a style of cooking that focuses on local and seasonal ingredients – traditional dishes with a contemporary twist - Martin's passion is using local producers who are passionate about their produce. True to the region, True to the season.