WADSWORTH – The Galaxy Restaurant has announced Chef Jonathon Martin has joined the restaurant as executive chef. He will oversee all of the Galaxy’s dining rooms, including the Circle L Steakhouse.

Martin brings intensive culinary and hospitality experience to the Galaxy, with years in Las Vegas at locations that include Green Valley Ranch resort, New York New York as sous chef, and Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where he spent seven years as the banquet and pool chef.

A native of Medina County, Martin said, “This is everything I could hope for – coming back to Ohio and working in a setting that shares my beliefs. The Leathermans have done a fantastic job – the unique Limousin cattle from their own ranch, the dining choices, the wine collection. There are many reasons this is a local favorite, and I want to delight our patrons every day.”

Martin is introducing new specials and menu items, such as ceviche (“sold out the day it was introduced”) and beef carpaccio (“a standard for fine steakhouses”). He believes in educating palates while creating memorable experiences, adding, “I want to make it personal. I want them to taste what I’m thinking.”

His return to Northeast Ohio comes from his love of the region, including a devotion to the Cleveland Indians, whom he served through the hospitality company Delaware North before joining the Galaxy. At Progressive Field he oversaw concessions, catering, clubs and premium areas. However, fine dining, such as that at the Galaxy’s Circle L Steakhouse, Wine Room, and Banquet Center, is his first love and what drew him there.

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