Artisan Kitchen are passionate about creating amazing contemporary catering, with fresh vibrant flavours to suit all taste buds.
Mark Harman has launched Manawatu’s newest catering company Artisan Kitchen. Mark has had a long successful career in the hospitality industry, cooking in fine dining restaurants and catering for weddings, events and corporate functions and is now bringing his expertise to Artisan Kitchen in the Manawatu.
Mark has been a chef for over two decades and has an impressive resume, having worked in some top spots both here in New Zealand and abroad. Mark was runner up for the Manawatu regional chef of the year three years in a row. He cooked for the Queen of England, while employed as sous chef to renowned chef Nic Watt at the prestigious Huka Lodge. Mark also worked at five star luxury resort Amanyara in the bahamas, cooking a fine dining menu for celebrities.
Some of Marks more notable achievements include running well-known chef Peter Gordons restaurants Dine and Bellota in Skycity at The Grand Hotel in central Auckland, where Dine was a finalist in the Metro Best fine dining category and it was at this time Mark was approached to help launch successful supermarket brand Seasons Gourmet, offering a range of soups and dips throughout New Zealand. Also while in Auckland, Mark was the head chef at the highly successful launch of Takapuna's Mexico restaurant and was also Head Chef at Hotel De Brett, a five star boutique hotel on High Street in Auckland's CBD.
Mark has enjoyed his role as head chef at both Hotel Coachman and Distinction Hotel in the Manawatu. Mark and wife Talia are now running Artisan Kitchen to share their expertise, situated in Palmerston North. Artisan Kitchen utilizes both Marks extensive skills and abilities and wife Talia's baking talents, to create a catering hub for the lower North Island.
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