Having grown up in the hospitality industry, becoming a chef was the only career path Mark ever considered. Food has always been his passion and he feels lucky that he has been able to turn that passion into his career.

Mark 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, 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 has gone on to be a quarter finalist on the first series of BBC’s Masterchef The Professionals in 2008, as well as holding several head chef positions and he even teaches in a well-known cookery school.

He has now ventured away from restaurant kitchens and spends his time as a private chef and consultant.

Mark is 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.

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