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Chef Jeff Martin standing in front of the brick building of Germantown Cafe

Jeff Martin

Chef/Managing Partner

Jeff is a 5th generation Nashville native, born with a natural calling to the kitchen. His love for cooking began in his early years and started to flourish when he was a teenager at his first restaurant gig. He honed his skills at Jackson’s Bar & Bistro/Rumba before joining Germantown Café in 2008. Over the years, the café has become home, guests have become close friends and teammates have become family.

As chef/partner, Jeff is devoted to serving the neighborhood his classic American cuisine, with a southern twist and dash of French technique. Mentored by Tom Sheffer and Germantown Café original founders, Chris Lowry and Jay Luther, Jeff will continue to embody the GTC legacy as we evolve into the next phase of our journey.