MARTIN WON CHICAGO MAGAZINE'S CRITICS CHOICE AWARD TWO YEARS IN A ROW
Martin Gagné’s national and international reputation for creating inventive menus has earned him a stellar reputation. He has consulted for restaurants and small luxury hotels around the United States. He served as Chef de Cuisine at the Hedgerose restaurant in Atlanta, GA, one of only four four-star restaurants in Atlanta and where Food and Wine Magazine praised him in their "Best New Restaurant List 1998."
He was owner of Foodsource Imports in Atlanta and spent time abroad as a food consultant for the Minister of Agriculture for the province of Castilla y Leon, in Salamanca, Spain. Hailed as one of Food and Magazine’s Top Cullinarians to Watch in the 90’s, Gagné has shared his personal approach to American cookery and culinary expertise at Narai Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand and developed cutting edge food concepts for the South City Kitchen, Atlanta, GA and at the Tremont Hotel, Chicago, IL. While serving as the Executive Chef at Opus, Swisshotel, Atlanta, GA, (1990) and at Café 21, Hotel 21 East, Chicago, IL. (1988), both restaurants received Esquire Magazine’s Cheers! award as being among the country’s best new restaurants. He won Chicago Magazine’s Critics Choice Award two years in a row for Café 21 in 1988 and 1989. Gagné is also a member of the prestigious James Beard Foundation.
Currently Martin is the Executive Chef for the newly restored Inn at Saint Peters in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Reopened after an extensive renovation in 2006, it has already won accolades and awards for its innovative cuisine.