Chef Rodney

Photo Head shot of our Executive Chef Rodney Martin in a white chef's coat

The Palm Beach County Convention Center and Spectra Food Services are pleased to welcome Executive Chef Rodney Martin a Florida native, bringing over 30 years of high profile fine dining, catering, corporate dining and special events experience to the center.

Martin attended college in Tampa before returning home to Miami where he truly honed in on his skills in South Beach Miami's most noteable hotel/restaurant establishments such as Dominique's Fine French Restaurant where he was mentored under the watchful eye of Michelin Trained, French Master Chef. He credits this time to be the single most essential experience that helped propelled his culinary foundation. He went on in South Beach, Miami, Florida working at The Blue Door at the Delano and The Loews Miami Beach Hotel, eventually leading him to the Executive Sous Chef position at Embassy Suites Miami.
Martin’s experience for lavish, large scale events came after he gained invaluable culinary development with Legendary Events Catering and Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, GA and universities including; Morehouse University in Atlanta, GA, Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL and Citibank Headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. Missing Florida, he returned to take on the Executive Chef role at Embassy Suites Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens, FL for three years. His most recent role before the center was with the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort.

Martin thrives in the kitchen by staying up-to-date on current trends and practical knowledge of culinary skills while having an imaginative approach to the art of food and cooking, assisting in his mouthwatering creations.

The center is enthused to have a Floridian in their kitchen with exceptional culinary excellence, but most importantly, the convention center and Martin looks forward to making you and your guests dining experience unforgettably delicious.