February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Chef Bio

Chef, and Culinary Author, Martin Liz is as CONCHY as they come, multiple generation native, Key West Conch. He is classically, French trained and specializes in Key West’s fresh seafood. Chef Martin makes an amazing array of truly unique, Key West and Caribbean delicacies, utilizing local seafood and exotic, indigenous flora and fauna. His natural creativity, coupled with classical training and a desire to preserve the largely lost, culinary traditions of his heritage, meld an exotic mix of Cuban, Asian, Afro-Caribbean and French-West Indies with tastes that are exclusively, undeniably, Key West.

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Chef Bio

Chef, and Culinary Author, Martin Liz is as CONCHY as they come, multiple generation native, Key West Conch. He is classically, French trained and specializes in Key West’s fresh seafood. Chef Martin makes an amazing array of truly unique, Key West and Caribbean delicacies, utilizing local seafood and exotic, indigenous flora and fauna. His natural creativity, coupled with classical training and a desire to preserve the largely lost, culinary traditions of his heritage, meld an exotic mix of Cuban, Asian, Afro-Caribbean and French-West Indies with tastes that are exclusively, undeniably, Key West.

Famous for his “Caja China” (Cuban, China Box) Pig Roast, Key West-Fresh Paella, Island Style Smoke and a passion for upscale, Beach Barbecue with indigenous wood flavors, Chef Martin’s mission is to bring back the traditional flavors of Key West, that have been lost in time. Chef Martin is also an accomplished, “Gastronomical’ Columnist and Published Author, who has been featured in many TV shows, magazines and periodicals including HGTV and Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods America’, to name a few. He has also conducted seminars, educating guests on the thing he knows best – Conch Cuisine and Culture, at the Atlanta, and Key West Food and Wine Festivals.

His culinary accomplishments have landed him, working alongside such well known, chefs as Michael Shwartz, Culinary Author and Chef, Kevin Graham, Chef Matthew Mcdonald at La Vielle Mason and assisted Norman Van Aken in seminars about Classic Conch Cuisene. Chef Martin Liz is currently focusing on his catering company “Key West Personal Chef” and “The Lost Kitchen Supper Club” with His Partners Bobby and Michelle Mongelli along with Chef Layla Barr. Of course Chef Martin is always enjoying keeping Key West Conch Cuisine and Culture alive!

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