One of the country’s most renowned pitmasters, Pat Martin is self-taught, having learned the art and craft of West Tennessee-style smoke and meat in the tiny town of Henderson, before making Nashville his home. West Tennessee's legendary whole-hog Bar-B-Que tradition is the cornerstone of Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint.
The restaurants have been featured on the Food Network's popular broadcast, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” and in publications such as Bon Appetit, Esquire, Conde Nast Traveler and Men's Journal. Pat is a member of the Fatback Collective, a group of restaurateurs, chefs, farmers and writers advocating the benefits of heritage breed livestock. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Martha Ann, and their three children, Wyatt, Daisy and Walker.