Although he has only been on the job a short time, Eric Martinez, the new executive chef of the Orlando World Center Marriott has already made his mark.
His latest contribution is the creation of Central Pantry, offering travel-ready, gourmet food, beverages and snacks for commuters.
Martinez, a graduate of Delgado College and 16-year veteran of the Marriott Hotel chain, “believes that cooking is a language that expresses harmony, innovation, happiness, beauty, poetry, complexity, magic, humor and provocation,” according to a hotel press release.
The Orlando World Center’s 10 dining rooms will fall under Martinez’s jurisdiction, with menus running the gamut from steak to seafood and sushi to Italian fare.
“We are extremely proud to have Chef Martinez heading up our restaurant and catering operations," Ralph Scatena, general manager of Orlando World Center Marriott, was quoted in the press release as saying. "His unique blend of creativity and leadership exemplifies what an incredible asset he is to the team, and we are confident that guests and locals alike will love what he brings to the table."