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Kanuga hires renowned French chef with Western North Carolina connections

Jul 03, 2023 05:02AM ● By WNC Business

HENDERSONVILLE - Kanuga, a historic 1,400-acre site specializing in retreats, summer camps, conferences, group events, and outdoor experiential education, has hired French Chef, Bruno Martin. 

Born in Lyons, France, Martin served in the French Navy and was then formally trained in the culinary arts in Burgundy. He has worked in a number of culinary settings, including restaurants and hotels around the world. He has served as executive chef at Cornucopia in Cashiers and Mountain Fresh Restaurant in Highlands North Carolina, as well as Café Des Artistes in Florida. He also has experience in large dining facilities and special events including weddings, signature venues, and banquets. 

Throughout his career, he has received notable accolades and recognition for menu development, food preparation, leadership, and guest relations. 

About Kanuga: 
With 150 buildings, 1,400 acres, several lakes, 20+ miles of trails, conferences, camps, retreats, gatherings, musical performances, guest periods, and more, Kanuga maintains a full calendar of opportunities to connect with each other, nature, and the Creator. About: For nearly 100 years, Kanuga has provided respite from the disconnected pace of everyday life—a chance to rediscover what really matters. Unplug and reclaim family time, take a deep breath of mountain air, and worship immersed in God’s holy creation. Kanuga is a place to connect with self, others, nature, and Creation. It’s a place of spirit, wonder, joy, and gratitude where the simple things take on deep meaning, and less becomes so much more. Kanuga welcomes guests year-round for spiritual retreats, summer camps, conferences, personal retreats, group events, and outdoor experiential education. For more information, visit