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Chef Jon Martin

Chef Jon MartinBusiness Development Manager/Corporate Executive Chef 
Performance Foodservice - Powell 

Chef Jon Martin brings more than 30 years' experience, including 20 as a Certified Executive Chef, to Performance Foodservice - Powell. His passion began in high school when he took a job as a prep cook. He went on to graduate with honors from Johnson and Wales University’s Culinary School. 

Jon has a wide variety of industry knowledge, from the kitchen and in the boardroom. He served as owner and CEO of a startup company specializing in distribution of wholesale food and durable goods while providing expertise on the culinary arts, hospitality, and food and beverage operations. Jon has worked as a Regional Chef for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where he established a training program for consistency in customer service, account procurement, and cost controls.

He also developed the Sous Chef Training Program for Executive Chefs. Later in his career, Jon served as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services and Food Service director with Compass Group. As the Executive Chef and trainer, he shared his extensive knowledge of food production, customer service, cost controls, even menu design. Jon also directed the culinary team at top ten volume restaurants in Atlanta and Delray Beach, Florida and serves on the Advisory Board of Keiser University's Center for the Culinary Arts.

On top of all that, Jon is proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps for five years.

Jon enjoys working with customers, communicating ideas, trends, and concepts and consulting with them to improve their restaurants profitability and efficiency.