Chef Martin Woods

Chef Martin   Woods

Chef Martin Woods

Sweet Basil | Vail, CO |

Chef Martin began his culinary adventure at a young age working in his grandfather's restaurants in South Dakota. After graduating culinary school Martin won Gold Medal from La Chaine des Rotisseurs. This award provided him the opportunity to work in France for two years. Upon his return to the States, Martin moved to Napa County to cook at the French Laundry. Later, while living in the Pacific Northwest, Martin gained experience and sharpened his talents in the kitchens of some the best restaurants of the area. He was nominated for James Beard best new chef and was the winner of Best New Restaurant Western Washington. He has also been published in numerous cookbooks. Before moving to Vail in 2018, Martin was the chef at the Greenbriar Inn in Boulder. The mountains and a better quality of life called so Martin accepted the Chef de Cuisine position at Sweet Basil. When he is not cooking and promoting excellence in all areas of hospitality, Martin likes to hangout with his puppy Josie, fly fish, golf, and ski.


Come see Chef Martin at the Lamb Cook-Off and The Reserve Grand Tasting and Auction.

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