General Manager of Food & Beverage
Luis San Martin
Luis San Martin, a 14-year-veteran of the hospitality industry, brings his extensive industry knowledge and skills to Kachina Southwestern Grill as general manager of food & beverage. Kachina Southwestern Grill is part of Sage Restaurant Group, located adjacent to the Westin Westminster between Denver and Boulder. As the general manager, San Martin leads his team with confidence, empathy, and a passion for success that is reflected in the entirety of service, leaving guests with a one of a kind dining experience.
Originally from Ecuador, with an IT background, San Martin moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue a career in the technology industry. Soon after the move, he entered the world of hospitality, starting as a dishwasher and quickly moving up the ranks before becoming restaurant manager at Nacional 27 (Lettuce Entertain You) in Chicago. He left Nacional 27 to open Chicago’s Province with Chef Randy Zweiban in 2008 and a second location of the restaurant in Phoenix in 2011. While in Phoenix San Martin was also part of the opening leadership team at The Westin Phoenix Downtown and the Hotel Palomar a Kimpton Hotel. Upon returning to Chicago he managed food and beverage operations at the Chicago Symphony Center and helped to open Kinmont (Element Collective), Chicago’s first entirely sustainable seafood restaurant. Most recently he was the general manager of Sepia in Chicago, a six-time Michelin Star recipient. San Martin moved to Denver in the fall of 2015 to start a new chapter in his hospitality career with Sage Restaurant Group and the Kachina Southwestern Grill.
San Martin lives in Denver with his wife and their labradoodle. He devotes his free time to traveling as much of the world as possible, trying local cuisines and learning about new cultures. San Martin also enjoys the outdoors and is excited to pick up snow sports now that he is living in Colorado.