Laura De Martin
Appointed Executive Chef
At Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine in San Diego - CA, USA
Laura De Martin will oversee the hotel's multiple food and beverage concepts and lead the culinary team. Originally from the small town of Bressanone, located in the Alto Adige region of Italy, De Martin was influenced at an early age by her mother's 1970s cookbooks and the intricacies of culinary presentation. De Martin attended the famed Cesare Ritz, a culinary arts school in Merano, Italy, and worked primarily in restaurants in Italy and Austria prior moving to the U.S. in 2003. De Martin's U.S. culinary career began as a Sous Chef at Hyatt Regency Orange County 15 years ago, later coming to San Diego as Chef de Cuisine at Manchester Grand Hyatt's Sally's Fish House & Bar before shortly being promoted to her first Executive Chef position at Andaz San Diego, followed by Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. A lover of grilling, locally-sourced ingredients and beer pairings, De Martin looks forward to bringing new creations to signature restaurant, DRIFT eat + drink with its recent revamp, new breakfast restaurant Shor, MARKET La Jolla and banquet functions at Hyatt Regency La Jolla.