Introducing Chef Martin Lopez
“We are excited to have Chef Martin as an ambassador for Kitchen Club Kids. His expertise and flair are essential as we work to encourage parents to cook with their children and experience all the hands-on learning opportunities found in the kitchen. It is my personal belief that an introduction to healthy, real foods and basic cooking concepts at a young age will help shape our children’s desire to eat better and continue cooking as they enter adulthood. Chef Martin’s overall passion for cooking and his desire to pass down the skills he developed early on in his own family are just two of the many reasons we think the partnership will flourish,” says Moore, co-founder of Kitchen Club Kids.
Born in Mexico City by a hardworking, dedicated Mother, the versatility of ingredients were shown to Martin at an early stage. At seven years old, he was already part of the kitchen household responsibilities and showing his passion for cooking. Having three brothers and three sisters made a large family and with Mexican European traditions, needless to say there was a lot of cooking involved. It is no surprise that Chef Martin fell in love with the art of cooking from a very early age.
In 1988 Chef Martin graduated in Mexico City from Escuela International de Idiomas with emphasis on tourism and languages. In 1989, he went to New England Culinary Institute to obtain his associate’s degree in Culinary Arts.
After travels to Europe, Mexico, and South America, Chef Martin has created an array of dishes of multicultural cuisines, and started to combine ingredients from all around the world to create pieces that now all of us are more accustomed to. His background and his love of art, along with his cooking, married into what he calls now Mexican Novelle, a cuisine with European undertones.
In 2009 Chef Martin was the founder of ChefMartin.Net developing this nonprofit site to share his feelings and passion about his cooking and the community. He now has thousands of followers on Facebook, twitter and his website, as he continues to cook, write, document, develop recipes, concepts and share his passion for his cooking and food trends. He is often seen on TV shows, live public presentations and radio around the country including CBS, FOX, and ABC.
Teaming up with top restaurateurs from around the country such as recently in 2013, Chef Martin and Richard Nix from St Louis Mo, owner of Butler’s Pantry and Bixby’s at the City History Museum, created one of the newest, most delicious spots in the country, with a new concept in an Italian bakery called “Piccione Pastry.”
Professional Chef, Food Writer, Blogger and Culinary Journalist, Published Author, Culinary Ambassador for the Hispanic Community, TV Personality and Host.
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With Kitchen Club Kids and Chef Martin Lopez you will discover a passion for teaching, family togetherness and great flavors. Plus, you will have the step-by-step tools you need to add authentic Mexican flair to your dinner table. The five recipes can be prepared together to host a delicious dining event or separately to compliment your other prepared dishes.
The earlier you get little ones involved in the kitchen, the more fruitful their lives will be. Cooking fuels curiosity, offers hands-on learning experiences, develops problem-solving skills, teaches independence and establishes healthy relationships with food at a young age.
Experience a world of flavor with Chef Martin!