Mark spent time in the culinary program at St. Phillips Community College in San Antonio, Texas alongside 13 years of job experience in various kitchens before landing a gig at Anchovies & Olives. He's now the sous at Mkt.
San Antonio, Texas
First Restaurant Job
Last Restaurant Job
Anchovies & Olives
Alternate Universe Career
Science Fiction writer or a stormtrooper in the 501st.
Favorite Late Night Snack
Dumplings of all kinds, Tacos, Hummus
Best Meal Ever
Tasting menu at SPQR in San Francisco. It was an amazing experience that I got to share with a great friend.
After Work Hangout
Add-a-ball in Fremont
Favorite Seattle Restaurants
Revel, Royal Grinders, Voulas, Stateside
Restaurant Pet Peeve
Unfolded kitchen towels, Dirty Knives, disorganization
What do you love about Seattle?
Being 30 minutes from the woods so when I need to get away from humans, I can take to the mountains and relax.
Memorable Kitchen Disaster
Sliced off the side of my index finger using a meat slicer. Was in a rush and didn't use the guard. Last time that will ever happen. Looked like i sliced off a piece of bacon from my hand.
Can't Live Without
What's On The DVR?
Star Wars Clone Wars, Vikings, Black Mirror
What's On The Nightstand?
Master and Margarita, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Stories of Your Life and Others.
What's On The iPod?
The Sword, Russian Circles, Eagle Claw, Fetty Wap
Favorite Movie Quote
Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it’s usually something unusual. Bill Murray in Stripes
What Have You Learned?
Have patience. All good things take time