Mark Dorian, is the Vice President of Purchasing for Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants.
A native of New York City, Mark started his restaurant career at the world-renowned Greenbrier in West Virginia. After completing the two-year Culinary Apprenticeship Program, he moved back to New York City for the next 10 years, spending the final four years at Danny Meyer’s Union Square Café as Executive Sous Chef. In 1994 he moved to Chicago and Lettuce where he held the position of Chef at Un Grand Café, Papagus, Brasserie Jo, and the Corporate Lab. In February of 2001, he became a partner with the opening of Petterino’s and Di Pescara.
Continuing to challenge himself, Mark accepted the VP of Purchasing position in 2009. His knowledge of food, beverage, and operations gave him the experience necessary to be the perfect fit for VP of Purchasing at Lettuce.
Mark is married with four daughters and currently resides in one of Chicago’s west suburbs. He enjoys cooking at home for friends and family and is also an avid long-distance cyclist.