Italian Chef Walter Martino has been a culinary genius from a very early age. He was only seven when he created his first masterpiece, pancakes for his family. Martino began his career as a Commis de Cuisine at Zeffirino in Genoa, Italy he was only 14 years old, and was also attending the Institute Hotelier Nino Bergese.
Chef Martino has always had a passion for food and that passion translated into graduating with honors. His mentors along his career have been chefs for very well known establishments such as Hotel Park Hyatt, Hotel Bulgari, Dolce Gabbana Gold Restaurant, Il Marchesino of Gualtiero Marchesi and Town House Hotel. He was asked to teach cooking at various schools such as Milan Institute of State A.Vespucci, Institute A.Grandi and later in Monza at A.Olivetti.
Chef Martino is not only a master in the kitchen, he designs every plate as a master piece and also writes and stars in a ‘La cucina di Walter’ a TV show on Sky TV directed by Fabio Bastianello. He has traveled the world as a private Chef for soccer players, Hollywood stars, and royalty. His name is a staple of culinary art in Europe and he plans to bring his masterpieces to the United States for Americans to indulge in his creations.
He has also been asked to appear on international TV shows. A unique aspect of Chef Martino is that he designs plates that are exhibited in galleries of art in Ibiza, Milan airport, Linate at the art gallery of Michelangelo restaurant, in Doha (Katar) during the international exhibition of luxury.
His name will definitely get global recognition once he opens Kaori by Walter Martino in Miami in late 2015. His very unique approach to food is a luxurious experience on its own. Chef Martino’s culinary masterpieces are so palatable that they bring all the senses to life. His inspiration for the dishes created for Kaori have been thoroughly thought out and each will be a unique and delectable experience.
Chef Walter Martino is known to have created the most expensive plate in the world and gained the title of “Million Dollar Chef”. The plate he created was made of solid gold, which also included 84 diamonds and received one million Euros from Arab Prince in 2013, while the plate was breathtaking, the recipes he used were the pièce de résistance.
Chef Walter Martino is also known as the “Most Luxurious Chef in the World” receiving this recognition after designing the world’s most expensive champagne bottle L’Oro di Bacco with an estimated value of 1.7 million euros that he paired with his signature dishes will transport the patrons on a stunning gastronomic encounter. The Walter Martino champagne contains 24 karat gold and it is decorated with hundreds of diamonds.
With media tour kicking off at New York Fashion Week, then off to Milan, Ibiza, LA and Las Vegas Chef Walter Martino’s media tour will end in Miami to open Kaori by Walter Martino’s doors during Art Basel 2015.