Oscar Martinez came to the United States in 2004 with the dream of making a better life for himself. His first job was at the South Bridge Hotel. Shortly after that, he started working at the Silverado Brewing Company as a dishwasher.
His dream was to one day become an Executive Chef. Food and service were his real passion. Every day, he would work hard to learn and improve so that each day, that dream became closer to reality. “I knew that with every sacrifice I made, my abilities would help me make a better life for myself and my family, who are my main motivation.”
After five months of working as a dishwasher, Oscar got his first opportunity to work in the kitchen as a prep cook. This was the first of many challenges he would face. Shortly after that, he was promoted to Pantry Cook at Market Restaurant. This is where he challenged himself to learn something new each day. As time passed, Oscar climbed his way up the various positions in the kitchen. He enjoyed cooking for people, and it brought it him great joy to see how the guests enjoyed his food. His hard work paid off when he was offered the position of Sous Chef for Market Restaurant. He was very grateful for the opportunity, and was proud to see that all of his sacrifices and hard work were finally rewarded. He is now the Chef de Cuisine reporting directly to Ernesto Martinez, Executive Chef/Owner. Together, they build the menus and recipes that the restaurant has become known for.
Oscar still tries to learn something new every day. As he says, “After all of these years at Market Restaurant, I challenge myself and my co workers to continue learning and creating so that, together, we can create an enjoyable experience for all of our guests who walk through our doors!”