Chef Martin Ian Maginley is a talented and personable chef with a wealth of experience and an innate passion for gastronomy. He arrived at Round Hill Hotel and Villas Jamaica in 2007, following his position as executive chef at SuperClubs’ Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa, where he enriched the culinary experience throughout the property's seven dining outlets. Prior to his executive chef position, he served as executive sous chef at Grand Lido Resort and sous chef at Four Seasons Regent Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Maginley graduated from George Brown College in Toronto, where he also completed his apprenticeship in culinary arts.
He has appeared on national television, including live demonstrations on such programmes as: The Today Show, Fox 5 Morning Show, NBC Chicago, Montreal Global TV and has been featured in national publications such as Food & Wine and Caribbean Travel & Life. Chef Martin has also worked with world renowned Chef Gary Rhodes on his television series “Rhodes Across The Caribbean”. He also helped to create the highly successful "Epicurean Escape" in association with Food & Wine. In 2015 he was awarded Chef of the Year by the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards.
During his time at Round Hill, Chef Martin has been instrumental in developing the hotel’s culinary programme by unveiling a new farm-to-table menu and a See, Touch and Taste Program.