Banyan Tree Macau chef's recipe for success
As the executive chief of Banyan Tree Macau, Matias Martinez oversees the food and beverage operations. Cooking has been a passion since he was young. He started as a
His advice is to work hard, stay up-to-date with culinary trends, develop a strong professional relationship with co-workers and be willing to help them at anytime.
Martinez is passionate to learn and determined to achieve. "When I was at school, I would spend my vacation interning at the best restaurants in Spain. After I was promoted to
Indeed, continuous learning is a key to success for Martinez. "For more than 10 years, I improved my skills through workshops in pastry and baking, Chinese, Japanese, European cuisines, and molecular cuisine, and I also attended seminars about
As Martinez has moved up, he has had to adjust to new job duties. "When I was working as the
"When I got to the rank of
Martinez says the salary for a chef varies, depending on the skill set and background. The working hours are also variable. He says that chefs always know the time they have to start, but never know when they will finish. "Every day is different," he says.