From his early years as Canada’s youngest ever executive chef at Toronto’s upscale Sutton Place Hotel to his latest endeavor, the 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 dining standards from North 44 to Bymark to the always interesting ONE, a staple for the “see and be seen” crowd in Yorkville. With his newest establishment 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 McEwan does not 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 did not stop there either. In late 2011, McEwan, with the help of Jacob Richler, once again wowed us with Fabbrica, the cookbook based on the recipes featured in his latest restaurant.
Mark McEwan has also added television personality to his long list of talents and is currently the head judge on Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada. His first show for Food Network Canada, The Heat, was a riveting behind-the-scenes look at North 44 Caters as well as the building of McEwan grocery store.
McEwan’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.