Chef Mark joined Oliver’s Market in 2009 as Corporate Executive Chef, bringing the focus and quality of the Oliver’s prepared food program to a new level. Mark’s extensive background includes degrees from Purdue and the Culinary Institute of America and work in top restaurants in Hawaii, Chicago and Sonoma County.
During his tenure at Oliver’s, Mark has led the expansion of our prepared food offerings, including development of Oliver’s Fit Friendly Foods line of soups, sandwiches, salads and entrees and development of the menu for the Oliver’s Tavern in Windsor. He leads the commitment of the Oliver’s Culinary team to always deliver restaurant quality food offerings to our customers.
Along with ongoing patronage from countless loyal Oliver’s customers, the work of Chef Mark and the Oliver’s Culinary Team has been recognized by readers of the Press Democrat, naming Oliver’s Best Deli in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 and Best Sandwich in 2021. Oliver’s cuisine has also earned countless medals in the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Food Competition.
The Oliver’s Market Culinary Team and Chef Mark also support Oliver’s commitment to our community by participating in many community events and charitable programs, including the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Ceres, Canine Companions for Independence, and Face 2 Face. In addition, since 2020, Mark has served as the Chair of the Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Program Advisory Board.