Chef Ana Martins

Brief info

“I find it funny when most of my professional colleagues say that they have been cooking since they were young and that they started very early between pots and pans. I didn't and I feel like I started at the right time! I've always enjoyed being the 'cook' for my friends, but nothing very classy, ​​even with good reviews from them. That's where I express myself between flavor and creativity and I found the opportunity to be with people who are different from each other at the academy and from whom I absorb and share knowledge, arriving home with a full heart! I am passionate about food design and I confess that in my opinion even a simple pork sandwich can be served in an almost artistic way.”

Professional Path

Her professional boom came with her participation in MasterChef Portugal in 2014, where she understood that, without any knowledge of what the professional kitchen area was, she reached the top 10 among thousands of candidates. She then decided to invest in kitchen training and studied kitchen management and production at EHTL. From then on, she never stopped working in the area and today she joins the Lisbon Cooking Academy team, always showing her gift… the gift of wanting to take care of and expressing her kind of crazy way of being to people through what she puts on the plate.

  • Catering assistant – Food Network  
  • Cooking and Pastry TechniqueIEFP Training
  • Management and Production of Cuisine and Pastry – Lisbon Tourism and Hotel Studies School in partnership with École Hotelière de Lausanne
  • Cold Kitchen Sous Chef  – SSH Supreme, Estádio da Luz  
  • Private Chef –  Darwin Núnëz
  • Cooking Chef – Chef Nuno Queiroz Ribeiro  
  • Cooking Chef  – Marcos Prazer à mesa  
  • Trainer Chef – Lisbon Cooking Academy