Mark Martinez

Mark Martinez

Sous Chef at Mkt.

Mark spent time in the culinary program at St. Phillips Community College in San Antonio, Texas alongside 13 years of job experience in various kitchens before landing a gig at Anchovies & Olives. He's now the sous at Mkt.

Hometown

San Antonio, Texas

First Restaurant Job

Restaurant Insignia

Last Restaurant Job

Anchovies & Olives

Alternate Universe Career

Science Fiction writer or a stormtrooper in the 501st.

Favorite Late Night Snack

Dumplings of all kinds, Tacos, Hummus

Best Meal Ever

Tasting menu at SPQR in San Francisco. It was an amazing experience that I got to share with a great friend.

After Work Hangout

Add-a-ball in Fremont

Secret Ingredient

Improvising

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Revel, Royal Grinders, Voulas, Stateside

Restaurant Pet Peeve

Unfolded kitchen towels, Dirty Knives, disorganization

What do you love about Seattle?

Being 30 minutes from the woods so when I need to get away from humans, I can take to the mountains and relax.

Memorable Kitchen Disaster

Sliced off the side of my index finger using a meat slicer. Was in a rush and didn't use the guard. Last time that will ever happen. Looked like i sliced off a piece of bacon from my hand.

Can't Live Without

The Gym

What's On The DVR?

Star Wars Clone Wars, Vikings, Black Mirror

What's On The Nightstand?

Master and Margarita, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Stories of Your Life and Others.

What's On The iPod?

The Sword, Russian Circles, Eagle Claw, Fetty Wap

Favorite Movie Quote

Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it’s usually something unusual. Bill Murray in Stripes

What Have You Learned?

Have patience. All good things take time

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