Martin Merz

Professional Chef | Auckland | New Zealand

Who are you and where do you come from?
Chef de Cuisine at Epicure Auckland Conventions, New Zealand

When did you start working in a kitchen?
aged 16

Where does your inspiration come from?
fresh quality ingredients

How would you describe your style of cooking?
modern cuisine with classic influences

What is your favorite ingredient?
anything thats great and local

What is your favorite thing to cook?
fine dining tasting menus

What is your favorite cuisine?
any cuisine thats done well

What is your advice to people who want to become a chef?
like everything in life, set yourself a goal and put 110% in it

What is your ultimate food dream?
opening my own fine dining restaurant

Where are you working now?
Epicure Auckland Conventions

Where do you see yourself in 1 year, 3 years and 5 years?
becoming executive chef/opening my own business


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