The opening of Summit House marks the culmination of almost two decades of training and a lifetime of education for Martin Kester, our executive chef. He joins the restaurant after spending six years as chef de cuisine of Ninety Acres in Peapack, New Jersey.

Named in 2015 by the Star-Ledger as one of five New Jersey chefs “you probably don’t know, but should,” Chef Martin was born and raised in the Garden State, learning at a young age to appreciate the bounty of the seasons thanks to parents who couldn’t refuse the call of a roadside farm stand or ways to celebrate cuisine in everyday life. His appreciation of the culinary arts only grew with experiencing the earth-bound cuisines of Europe while backpacking.


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