Martin Picard

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Martin Picard
Born (1966-11-20) November 20, 1966 (age 50)
Repentigny, Quebec
Education Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec
Culinary career
Cooking style Canadian, Québécois

Martin Picard (born November 20, 1966) is a Canadian chef, author and television personality.

Picard is the author of Au Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack, including 100 recipes including maple tree products. He has hosted the Food Network (Canada) show 'The Wild Chef'.

He appeared on Anthony Bourdain's show No Reservations during the "Quebec" episode that aired April 17, 2006; a visit to a duck farm and then foie gras at Picard's restaurant Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal. Time (magazine) referred to his restaurant as a "bastion of excess beloved by Anthony Bourdain and other gastronomes."[1]

Picard opened a sugar shack at St Benoit de Mirabel in 2009.[1] His dishes include maple pig's head and a lobster pie with layers of creme brulee and almond cream.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hillary Brenhouse (March 19, 2012). "Sugar Rush". Time. Retrieved May 3, 2013.