An honours graduate of the acclaimed Stratford Chefs School, Mark has been recognized for his talent, passion and commitment to hospitality as an OHI Top 30 Under 30 chef, and was selected as one of the ten future stars of the Canadian culinary scene to compete for the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship in Vancouver. Mark was also a recipient of the University of Guelph Good Food Innovation Award for his menus based on Canadian content, creativity, clarity, and sustainability.
Throughout his time behind the stoves Mark has had the opportunity to train with world renowned chefs and has spent time learning in some of the country’s most celebrated restaurants. At home and abroad he has spent time honing his craft from Ottawa to Rome to Toronto to New York City and he has shared his skills, as both a manager and director, with strong hospitality operators such as Langdon Hall, Oliver and Bonacini, The Charcoal Group and Abe Erb Brewing Co.
In addition to Mark’s culinary experience, he holds an honours diploma in Enterprise Management and is the owner of Lady Glaze Doughnuts in Belmont Village, Kitchener.