Born in Guangzhou, China, Martin always possessed a passion for cooking. His formal induction into the culinary world began at 13, with an apprenticeship at a renowned Hong Kong restaurant. He has since captured the attention, admiration and hearts of millions of cooking fans by spicing his cooking artistry and teaching with a personal ingredient: wit. Whether on television or in person, a cooking session with Martin is invigorating as well as educational. He is dedicated to dispelling the mysteries of Asian cooking, and furthering an understanding of the cultures that created these cuisines, with spirited fun and entertainment.