Alumni Spotlight - Mark McCrowe
PICA Culinary Arts alum Mark McCrowe aired on Food Network Canada last Thursday evening in episode 10 of Chopped Canada! You can stream the episode online. If you want to know who won the episode, (spoiler alert!): MARK WON THE EPISODE! Mark, who is now back in his native Newfoundland, is the Chef/Proprietor of two amazing establishments: First up, Aqua Kitchen & Bar, which showcases local, sustainable, and affordable delicious dining. His newest venture, The Club, features a raw bar as well as his twist on classic pub favourites. If you're ever out east - make sure to pop in! In between running two restaurants and competing on national television, Mark has continued to showcase his skills to the world and make us proud, participating in events such as the Gold Medal Plates competition (which he has placed both Silver and Bronze in previous years). We're not entirely sure just how Mark makes the time to manage it all, but needless to say he serves as an inspiration to our students, who look to him as an exemplar of hard work, dedication, and passion for his craft.
Photo Credit: Karl Wells