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Studio Welcomes Benjamin Martinek as Chef De Cuisine


Montage Laguna Beach just promoted Benjamin Martinek to chef de cuisine of Studio, its highly recognized bluffside signature restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With over 10 years of hospitality industry experience at award-winning restaurants, resorts and hotels, Martinek will oversee all culinary operations for Studio, utilizing the working garden adjacent to the restaurant.

Over the last seven years, Martinek has served on Montage Laguna Beach’s culinary team, first as a cook at fine dining Studio, as an executive sous chef at all-day, casual The Loft, and then as sous chef at Studio. His dedication to the hospitality and service that is a trademark of Montage Laguna Beach was recognized in 2013 when he was named Montage Laguna Beach employee of the year.

Previously, Martinek worked as chef de partie at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and at Cortez and Jardinière, both in San Francisco. He holds an associate degree in occupational studies in culinary arts from California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco

30801 S Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.

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