• Today
    July 18

  • 01:40 AM

Making his Mark

DAVANDRA BABB,

Added 25 March 2019

mark-clarke-032419

Mark Clarke is happy to be home and having some local cuisine. (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)

Mark Clarke loves putting his personal style to food. He is, after all, a talented chef. Mark doesn’t know when the idea of being a chef was bred, but from his mother’s recollection he was about age five or six.

“My mother said I always used to say I wanted to be a chef. She said I was always interested in cooking. I take her word for it,” he said with a chuckle.

And there’s no doubt it’s a God-given talent as the only training Mark has pursued is the Barbados Community College (BCC) associate degree in culinary arts.

“I didn’t do the big culinary schools. Because, for me, cooking is not a field where you can learn it in a classroom, it’s more of a practical . . . . Even if I was to go do a bachelor’s or master’s, where would that put me? I still wouldn’t have the experience. So I made up in my mind very early I wasn’t going to be going to culinary school,” he explained.

After he graduated from BCC, Mark got the opportunity to work at top restaurants across Barbados.

“I started my career at Turtle Beach. From there I moved to The Crane where I stayed for about two years. After that I moved to the West Coast where I worked at The Cliff for a few years,” he recalled.

The former Louis Lynch and Harrison College student left the island and headed to England to further his career. (DB)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Do you think the schools starting earlier in the new school term will help with traffic management?

Yes
No

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM