Chantal Martineau

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

A Montreal native now based in New York, I write about the good things in life. I’ve contributed food, wine, spirits, travel and culture pieces to such titles as Saveur, Islands, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Redbook, Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, The Globe and Mail and The Walrus. In 2009, I appeared in the Travel Channel’s Confessions of a Travel Writer and in 2014 will publish an as-yet-untitled book on tequila and mezcal (Chicago Review Press). You can read me regularly at Take a booze-fueled walking tour of New York City with me to learn about The Birth of the Cocktail ( or join me at my home to sip from my extensive tequila and mezcal collection through Email me at chantal [at]


13 Years
13 Years
18 Years


10 Years
18 Years
13 Years


Advertising, client side
10 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
18 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Village Voice (10+), Saveur (6-10), AFAR (3-5), The Atlantic (10+), Food Republic (10+), Islands (3-5), Private Clubs (3-5), Wine Enthusiast (1-2), Beverage Dynamics (3-5), Decanter (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Ford (1-2), Ribeira del Duero wines (3-5), Standard Life Insurance Company (10+)

Other Work History

During a three-year stint in London, I ran the travel section of the UK's largest entertainment and leisure guide, Sir Richard Branson's There I had the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the editorial process, including commissioning, writing and editing articles, as well as coordinating with the promotions and production teams.

Technical Skills


Foreign Language Skills

French (fluent), Portugese (conversant), Spanish (conversant)

Computer Skills

Office, Photoshop, basic HTML, OSX, various CMS


Nikon SLR, digital dictaphone

Work Permits & Visas

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Matt Rodbard, Food Republic editor; Corby Kummer, Atlantic editor; Helen Gregory, Gregory White PR


shared Association of Food Journalists award for Village Voice blog 2010


Magazines & Newspapers

Indigenous ingredients are hot in Chile. Read about it on
The Atacama Desert is ideal for stargazing. Read about it in Private Clubs magazine.
New York state is turning out acclaimed Riesling wines. Read about it in Go, AirTran Airways' inflight magazine.


Advertorial insert sponsored by Ford for Seed Magazine.


You know all about red, white and rosé. Now discover orange wines on
Soul food is everywhere nowadays. But for how long? Find out on the Huffington Post.