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Chef Mark MeinzingerRed Seal Certified Chef

Chef Mark graduated from Conestoga College in 2006. He started in the restaurant business while in high school and hasn’t looked back since. As an apprentice he worked under some of the best chefs in the Kitchener area. His background is in a la carte restaurant services, working at many fine dining restaurants through the Waterloo region including Charbries and Wild Craft.

Mark has worked at Muskokas famed Deerhurst resort which gave him his first taste of big banqueting and large hotel style service.

Over his career he spent a lot of time working dessert stations or being the go-to for desserts. With a sweet tooth and a passion for pastry it’s what he often gravitates to. On campus, he is known for his Creme Brûlée at the University Club. Mark enjoys slow smoked beef brisket, tacos, and nachos as well as macaroons or kouign-amann for his sweet tooth.

Joining the University team 12 years ago, Mark spent his first 8 years at the University Club, one of Canadas last (and best) faculty clubs, before moving on to become a catering chef 4 years ago.

Some of Chef Mark’s accomplishments are his numerous years participating in the “Friends of Big Sisters, Big Brothers Gala Fundraiser.” As well as winning a silver medal in a ACF Culinary Competition as part of a team at UMASS.

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