Martin Wheeler

Years of Participation

Born with a charred oak spoon in his mouth, Martin hales from the birthplace of Bourbon, Kentucky.  Seeking a new adventure in his journey, he visited Raleigh with his sister and found he liked it.  Affinity becoming obsession, the massive beer community and emerging cocktail culture of the city was compelling enough for him to plant roots in the “City of Oaks” in 2013.  

An integral part of the opening team for the bar at Standard Foods in Raleigh in 2015, he curated the beer program and tailored the cocktail list to fit the ideals of the hyper localized restaurant. Standard Foods took a hiatus to restructure, which overlapped with the birth of his beautiful daughter Lola, and Martin was conscripted in a new venture.  Kentucky roots coming through, it was only fitting to find himself on board at Whiskey Kitchen.  Collaborating with his “Spirit Guide” Johnny Berry Jr. on beer, wine, cocktails and everything booze related!