TOP CHEF: scott martin

Scott Martin is the owner of Bop’s Frozen Custard & The Lawn Ranger Landscape, Lawn & Irrigation. Scott is a Jones Junior College and Mississippi State graduate. He is married to wife Jamie and has two children, James Harris and Mary Ann.

What’s one ingredient that you can't live without?

What’s your favorite type of music to listen to when cooking?
Shuffle on Pandora or iTunes

If you could cook for anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
My Grandmother, Christine Pridgen

Who is/was your food mentor?
My mother, Pam Martin and Grandmother, Christine Pridgen

What’s your favorite ethnic cuisine?

What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a diner?
To make a milkshake not so “milky.”

What’s the best part about being a chef?
Creating things and watching people enjoy them

What’s the most challenging part of being a chef?
Trying to please everyone all the time

If not a chef in the Pine Belt, what city would you like to work in?
Somewhere beachy

What’s your favorite “guilty pleasure” food?
Krystal or Totino’s Pizza Rolls. I don’t eat them that often, but at the right times, they hit the spot.

What’s your favorite food to cook?
Rice/Cajun dishes

Sweet or savory?

Mild or spicy?

Wine or beer?

Salt or pepper?

Red beans or gumbo?