Martin C.J. Mongiello – is a disabled veteran, Master Certified Food Executive and Certified Executive Chef who retired after 21 years in the US Navy, with service at Camp David, the White House and in numerous war zones. He is a Qualified Submarine Service Warrior, served as a Seabee, conducted security for the Blue Angels, was trained as a Squad Leader in anti-terrorism by the US Marine Corps, graduated first in his class for Law Enforcement Academy and is a Qualified Surface Warrior. He was the Executive Chef to the President of the United States of America and a Manager of the world’s most exclusive resort, Camp David, hidden atop the Catoctin Mountain chain. Holding numerous security clearances, Chef Marti was elevated to a Top Secret, Yankee White, Category II SSBI clearance at 27 years old and began shopping, cooking and serving the most powerful leaders on earth.
Chef Marti served in Asia, Hawaii, and Europe and represented American cuisine in Asia, Arabia and at NATO as the Top Chef. One of his teams won the IFSEA Captain Edward F. Ney World Award for Best Restaurant (1998) and he was selected to represent the US Navy on the TODAY Show (2004) for the first time in history. He has the distinction of being one of the most decorated Chefs in the history of the Navy, was knighted in 2002 in Brussels, Belgium, holds several prestigious awards including a Presidential Service Badge, numerous world culinary medals, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Badge, five Navy Achievement Medals, two Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbons with Oak Leaf Clusters, three Commendation Medals and the NJ Distinguished Service Medal. Marti and his disabled military wife, Stormy L. Mongiello, personally directed, launched and produced the Kings in the Kitchen Road and Radio show at Foxwoods Casino with IGA, the Fancy Food Show and have gained over 60 brands as clients.
They have been chosen to represent Emeril Lagasse and his brands and took Arbitron #1 status across three states (NY, PA, NJ). They have been featured on global TV and are continuously on the Charlotte TODAY show with WCNC NBC TV. He holds a BS in Culinary Management from the International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He has published business plans in 20+ countries and is finishing his fifth book – “A Man for all SEASonings”. She is currently the curator at The Presidential Culinary Museum featuring the First Families china, artifacts, and collections from Presidential Libraries and private foundations for cooking shows and exhibits. They own the #1 ranked B & B farm in the world for the category of history, The Inn of the Patriots. Their newest TV and live stage show, “Inside the Presidents’ Cabinet,” airs on local broadcasts worldwide.