Meet Chef Juan Martinez, the executive chef at Harbor View Hotel. Chef Juan is a dedicated professional who has devoted his entire career to the restaurant industry. His journey began when he was just 15 years old, working as a dishwasher in a small restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan, where his older brother was a cook. While his first job may not have been glamorous, he quickly became captivated by the buzz and energy of the kitchen, the excitement of delivering exceptional food promptly, and the instant gratification of happy customers.
After graduating with honors from The Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Martinez honed his skills at The Greenbrier Resort as a culinary apprentice. He then went on to work at other prestigious 5-star, 5-diamond resorts such as The Four Seasons in Boston and The Little Nell in Aspen, CO. It was at The Little Nell where he developed a passion for farm-to-table cooking by sourcing ingredients from their own organic farm.
Chef Martinez is classically trained in French cooking and has experience in various culinary styles. He has spent several years cooking Contemporary American cuisine. When asked about what attracted him to Martha’s Vineyard, he cited the opportunity to work with a team that prioritizes providing guests with a superior experience and an atmosphere of excellence. He also loves the peaceful beauty of the island and the availability of local suppliers.
The restaurants at Harbor View Hotel, include Bettini Restaurant, The Clubhouse, and Roxy Pool Bar, all offering three distinct menus from upscale to casual, contemporary American cuisine. We are thrilled to have Chef Martinez on board, and we are confident that guests will return time and time again to relish each fresh, delectable dish.