German born and Australian bred with Thailand close to his heart (and stomach), Martin Boetz is a culinary mash up which, unsurprisingly, has given him a head start in the world of kitchen creativity. Martin’s interpretive Asian cooking lead to his Longrain Restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne being praised by diners around the globe. After an apprenticeship at Lennons’ Brisbane Hotel, Martin moved Sydney, where he worked in Double Bay at Zigolini’s and later at Darley Street Thai. Here Martin discovered a love for Thai food, moving on to run Sailors Thai at The Rocks. Martin has more recently moved on from the restaurant business he started to embark on a new chapter in the creation of Cooks Co-op (http://cooksco-op.com) – a business growing and supplying quality produce to restaurants. In 2005 he authored Longrain, published by Hardie Grant Books.