Mark David

Independent Chef, food columnist, teacher and demonstrator

Along with his wife, Annie, Mark runs an exciting recreational cookery school in Hadleigh, near Ipswich where the emphasis is on Fun and Inspiration. Spending the day with Mark and the team means you step out of your normal routine into a world of wonderful ingredients, inspirational cooking and lively chat with like-minded people.

Mark’s career is somewhat chequered! From the cavernous, almost tropical kitchens of a large city centre hotel in Yorkshire, Mark has worked as a waiter in Paris, a chef at Waltons Restaurant, Chelsea, London, a restaurant and hotel inspector for Egon Ronay and much more including a memorable year with Robert Carrier at Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk. As well as running the cookery school courses, Mark works closely with AGA demonstrating their world famous cookers in East Anglia and the home counties. As if that isn’t enough he writes regularly for East Anglia’s premier glossy, The Suffolk Magazine  as their resident Food Columnist reviewing the county’s best food producers and eateries. Mark loves a stage and a lively audience. Waitrose Magazine once referred to him as “A cross between Tommy Cooper and Geoff Capes!”  His latest venture is setting up Demonstration  Theatres at Food Festivals and inviting local chefs to showcase their recipes on stage! 

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