About Mark McEwan
From his early years as Canada’s youngest ever, executive chef at Toronto’s upscale Sutton Place Hotel to his latest endeavor, trendy resto bar Fabbrica, Mark McEwan is never content to rest on his laurels.
Using food as the ultimate palate for his boundless creativity and energy, McEwan has led the restaurant scene in Toronto for many years. He joins the ranks of the truly innovative with groundbreaking Toronto standards from “North 44” to “Bymark” to the always interesting “ONE”, a staple for the “see and be seen” crowd in Yorkville. With “Fabbrica”, he has taken another turn and captivated customers with rustic Italian fare in a warm, yet contemporary setting at The Shops at Don Mills.
But, it doesn’t stop with dining — in early 2009 he turned his attention to upscale gourmet food and opened McEwan at The Shops at Don Mills. Always attentive to the changing needs of the consumer, he created a jewel box of a grocery store that caters to foodies and chefs alike. His best selling cookbook “Great Food At Home” added author to his resume and he hasn’t stopped there. In late 2011 Mark, with the help of Jacob Richler once again wowed us with “Fabbrica” the cookbook based on the recipes featured in his latest restaurant.
Mark has also added television personality to his long list of talents and is currently the head judge on “Top Chef Canada”. His first show for The Food Network, “The Heat” was a riveting behind the scenes look at North 44 Caters as well as the building of McEwans grocery store – a ratings winner.
Mark’s cookware line by Fresco is sold nationally across Canada and with his chef’s stamp of approval for a high quality product in the kitchen.
And for the future … this Canadian “original” is rarely still and always innovative and “out of the box”.
Corporate social responsibility is a key tennant to everything that The McEwan Group undertakes. Mark personally gives to hundreds of charities each and every year, but he and the company have officially chosen in 2012 to focus on supporting two major charities.
By supporting wholeheartedly two charities in a meaningful manner, The McEwan Group can be a true partner and investor in the activities that they undertake.
As a long standing contributor to Second Harvest, Mark has over the years become a vocal advocate of feeding the homeless, a cause near and dear to his heart.
This year marks the beginning of a new relationship with The Sunnybrook Foundation and one that will undoubtedly become just as important over the next several years.
Second Harvest’s MISSION is to help feed hungry people by picking up and preparing excess fresh food and delivering it daily to social service agencies in Toronto.
Their VISION is that no one need ever go hungry in the communities we serve.
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