YBFs nominee Mark joined the Carousel team with a smile on his face in 2017 following a successful stint at Bethnal Green’s Typing Room. Prior to that Mark had been the right-hand man to James Knappett at two-Michelin Star Kitchen Table, where he’d moved after rising through the ranks at The Dorchester.
Born and raised in the West Country, Mark is a vocal champion of local, seasonal and sustainable produce, partnering with Food Chain’s #feastfairly campaign to breathe new life into products and ingredients that are typically classified as ‘waste’. Mark is a passionate believer that these unloved ingredients often have more flavour and can be as tender and “soigné” as their more fashionable equivalents when placed in the right hands.
Expect a sustainable approach, married with razor-sharp technique and that all-important desire to put a smile on his diners’ faces.
Mark pulls out one of his all-time favourites dishes that he calls ‘Lemonade’.
This dish is a lemon sorbet served on top of lemon curd with honey crumble sprinkled on top and covered in a thick lemonade foam.
This dish will reset the taste buds for the rest of the tasting menu going forward.