Andrew Martino

Andrew MartinoAndrew Martino



Jersey City, NJ

Andrew grew up in NJ and got his start in hospitality working at a bar while attending Syracuse. After graduating, he disappointed his mother and took a job as the GM of a restaurant and bar on Long Beach Island, NJ in 2007.

A few months after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, he moved to San Diego. In his time there, he served as a bar manager, general manager, and director of operations for various restaurant groups including launching multiple new concepts. In 2015, he started Martino Hospitality Services focusing on concept creation, menu development and operational analysis. He was also a founding team member of a Techstars company.

In 2015, he reconnected with his now wife and yada yada yada they settled down in Jersey City and have a dog, Buddy. (See Spot Rescue!)

While living in Jersey City, Andrew has been working for both corporate and private clients focusing on operations, food trends and food tech. During his research in 2017 on future food trends, he came up with the idea for GTK. Since GTK launched in 2019, Andrew has been featured on panels and podcast as an expert in food technology, ghost kitchens, and next gen digital restaurants.