Mark grew up in the hospitality industry, becoming a chef was the only career path he ever considered. Food has always been his huge passion and one that he has been able to turn into his career.
He started his culinary training at catering college in Glasgow, where he also worked in one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, One Devonshire Gardens, like many young chefs he aspired to work at the highest level and that meant a Michelin starred kitchen so he moved to London to work in the 3 Michelin star Fat Duck, at that time voted the number one restaurant in the world. Since then he’s gone on to be a quarter finalist on the first series of BBC’s Masterchef The Professionals in 2008, held several head chef positions of his own and even spent time teaching in a well known cookery school. Mark has now ventured away from restaurant kitchens and spends his time as a private chef and consultant.
He’s a regular chef on STV’s live topical weekday program Live at Five, and can be found demonstrating at many food festivals across the UK.
He’s also a member of the craft guild of chefs and an ambassador for Springboard UK (the hospitality and tourism charity)