Efrain "Chef Ef" Martinez

Founder and Executive Chef

Efrain "Chef Ef" Martinez has had over 19 years of experience in the food service industry. Raised in San Andres in the south of Spain, Chef Ef learned much of his art of Spanish cooking from his grandmother Doña Felicita Perez de Garcia. He returned to the United States to pursue a career in the Culinary Arts. After receiving a Degree in Culinary Arts from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. he create La Posada Restaurant and Catering Co. His unique talent and passion for the art of Spanish cooking was then displayed on the PBS series "Chef Ef" and the TV Food Network "Cafe Ole".

In 1994 he wrote the exciting cook book Classic Spanish Cooking with Chef Ef, and in 1999 had the honor of having his recipes included in Julia Child's An American Feast : A Celebration of Cooking on Public Television.

In 2007, Chef Ef once again decided to combine his talents as culinary artist, and warm, humorous entertainer, by creating the Al-Andaluz Catering Co.

 

 

 

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