|Chef Laura de Martin|
Andaz San Diego announced today that Laura de Martin has been named Chef de Cuisine. The acclaimed chef is preparing to debut new breakfast, lunch and brunch menus at RoofTop600 at Andaz and will also manage the wine bar, pool bar and banquet menus. A lover of braising and beef cheeks, Chef Laura plans to infuse her take on contemporary regional cuisine with simple dishes accented with bold flavors and locally-sourced ingredients. A secret chef’s table experience is also in the works which will take advantage of the hotel’s hidden 8-seat wine cellar.
“At each restaurant and hotel I have worked, I became more and more passionate about food,” explained de Martin. “Now, 22 years later, the feeling continues to grow. I love challenges, and I think Andaz is a unique environment where I can share my passion for cooking.”
Originally from the small town of Bressanone, located in the Alto Adige region of Italy, Chef Laura was influenced at an early age by her mother’s 1970s cookbooks and the intricate presentation of the featured recipes. After high school, she attended the famed Cesare Ritz, a culinary arts school in Merano, Italy.
Prior to Andaz San Diego, Chef Laura served as the Chef de Cuisine at the Hyatt Regency Orange County’s Tosca restaurant, as well as the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego’s Sally’s Seafood on the Water.
Interested in checking out all the flavorful changes happening at Andaz San Diego? For more information, visit andazsandiego.com or call 619-849-1234. Socialize with Andaz San Diego on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram at @AndazSanDiego.