our chef

martin san roman

Chef Martin San Roman brings to Dobson's a vast array of international culinary experience and creativity. Born in Mexico City, he graduated from L'Ecole LenĂ´tre in Paris, France. His experience in Fauchon and Le Meridien Hotels in Paris, the London Hilton and the San Diego Westgate led him to his role as chef owner of Tour de France and Rincon San Roman, both in Tijuana, Mexico.

His cooking show with the Televisa Network ran for eight years with a strong following on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border. San Roman has traveled the world representing Mexican classic and modern cuisine in Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, and he has received more than 250 awards from 12 different countries.

He was head chef in charge of gala dinners for the Mexican Presidency at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; a member of the Mexico Culinary team in the Bocuse D'Or World Cuisine Contest, the "World Cup of Cooking Competitions"; Guest Chef Instructor for the European Commonwealth chefs in Brussels, Belgium; team adviser for the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt Germany. Chef San Roman is a member of Mexico's Vatel Club; Academie Culinaire de France; Societe des Cuisiniers de Paris, and the American Culinary Federation, he was spokesperson for Tijuana Inovadora 2012.

Chef Martin San Roman brings a refreshing fusion approach to Dobson's California-French cuisine.