Adrian Martin is an energetic and enthusiastic young Irish chef from County Cavan, Ireland, who brings to the table an exciting and invigorating passion to the cooking fore.
Having discovered and developed his flare for all things cuisine from a very young age, Adrian went on to train in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants including MacNean House (where he worked for six years) and the Michelin Star Bon Appetite restaurant in Malahide.
Adrian is currently an Ambassador for Nordmende Smart Living, Manor Farm and holds a degree in Culinary Arts from the School of Tourism, Killybegs.
Now, when he’s not making one of his regular television appearances, you can find Adrian traveling the length and breadth of the Ireland with a primary focus to educate both Primary and Secondary School level schoolgoers on the importance and value of good food. Through weekly visits and cookery demonstrations, Adrian teaches the kids of today about the importance of healthy food and the tools they’ll need to practice great and simple cooking.
Adrian also hosts a number of cookery demonstrations for various food festivals, shows, charities, GAA Clubs, ICA Groups, Festival Communities and assorted community endeavours.
Adrian receiving Irish Tatler One to Watch Award 2017
Adrian's Bestselling Cook Book Fakeaway
Adrian’s recipes can be found in a number of both printed and online publications, including the RTE Guide, Woman’s Way, The Farmer’s Journal and The Anglo Celt. Adrian is a regular staple on TV3’s ’The Six O’Clock Show’ where he cooks with a celebrity guest live in studio and promotes the topical events of the week with hosts Lucy Kennedy and Martin King.
In 2017 Adrian was awarded Irish Tatler One to Watch.
In 2015, Adrian was voted as one of Ireland’s Top 15 Rising Stars by media giant Joe.ie, and in 2016 Adrian went on to team up with RTE to produce two new online series titled Fakeaway by Chef Adrian and Chef Adrian Eats Ireland, respectively. These were the first series of their kind on the national broadcaster’s digital platform.
Following the success of this, Adrian’s debut cook book Fake Away hit the shelves in summer of 2017, and is now available in all good bookshops (and online). Within its first week of publication, Fake Away became Ireland’s best selling cook book.