Adrian Martin is an Irish chef from County Cavan, Ireland. He has trained in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants including MacNean House (where he worked for six years) and Michelin Star restaurant, Bon Appetite in Malahide where he was head of Pastry.
Adrian is a proud Ambassador for Nordmende Smart Living, Manor Farm and Charity Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. He studied pastry in DIT Kevin Street, Professional Cookery in South West College Enniskillen and holds a degree in Culinary Arts from the School of Tourism, Killybegs.
When he’s not making one of his regular television appearances, you can find Adrian hosting live cookery demonstrations at events such as Taste of Dublin, Bloom, Taste of London etc.Adrian is also a regular contributor on RTÉ Radio 1 with Ray Darcy where he talks about certain food topics and recipes.He has been involved in promoting the European campaign "Try Lamb" for the last two years with Bord Bia, aiming to get more people using lamb in their mid week meals. 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 began his TV career on his 21st birthday on TV3's Late Lunch Live with Lucy Kennedy and Martin King. He is a regular staple on Virgin Media One’s ’The Six O’Clock Show’, where he cooks with celebrity guests live in studio and promotes the topical events of the week with hosts Muireann O’Connell and Martin King. He’s also appeared on RTE Today, Elaine and Ireland AM. In 2017, Adrian was awarded Irish Tatler One to Watch.
In 2016, Adrian teamed 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.
In 2019 Adrian released his second cookery book Create Beautiful Food at Home which brought him back to showcasing fine dining for the home cook. Create is available in all good bookshops across Ireland & UK. Adrian has been selected in 2019 as one of the host chefs for the new cookery programme "Wild Cooks" produced by the National Film & Television School UK for the BBC to be aired early 2020. The show sees Adrian dropped into a forest in Dorset where he has to cook a three course meal using only foraged ingredients that he can find.
In 2019 he teamed up with Insomnia Coffee to create the signature "Chef Adrian" range of Salads and Sandwiches which was sold Nationwide in their 150 stores and over 350 self-service units.
Adrian's restaurant Wildflower based in Camden Market London is now open for business. Wildflower is the Uk's first fine dining restaurant in a shipping container.
You can see Adrian in action at cookery demos across Ireland and the UK.