Executive Chef Patrick Hofer
Patrick Hofer discovered his love of cooking as a child while spending time in the kitchen with his grandmother. At age 15, he started working at a family-owned pizza restaurant and he has been in the restaurant industry ever since. Hofer earned a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and has been working in restaurants for more than a decade.
Hofer has risen through the ranks with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. He began as a line cook at The Pearl and was later promoted to sous chef at Molly Woo’s. He has also held positions at The Guild House, Marcella’s and most recently, he joined Martini Modern Italian as the executive chef.
Hofer says his biggest accomplishment in his career thus far has been becoming an executive chef at age 25. He enjoys all types of cooking as long as he’s learning, although his family most often requests his famous buddha bowls, prepared with crispy tofu, rice and roasted vegetables in a peanut sauce.
Hofer can’t live without his rubber spatula; and rice, cereal, avocados and yogurt can always be found in his kitchen. Outside of the restaurant, Hofer enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and their two children.