Weddings and Events
I have been very fortunate to enjoy Chef Riggs creations for about 8 years. I have never been disappointed. His creativity, food quality and taste is outstanding. He is the first chef we think about for our personal or corporate events.Joseph S. Truglio
Meet the Chef: Mark Riggs
Mark first fell in love with cooking at a young age while growing up with his brothers (Kevin, Brian & Patrick) and having to get creative and cook to help out around the house. He always remembers watching Julia Child and Jacques Pepin and then going into the kitchen to try and replicate what they had made. He says that was when he made his first egg soufflé that he can still remember making the mess in the kitchen but then the look on his mothers face when she saw it and tasted how delicious it turned out. Aside from that he grew up going to and visiting grandparents up in Warm Beach, Washington watching grandma make her delicious country fried chicken and blackberry cobblers from the fresh berries they were sent out to pick earlier that day.
He has been in the hospitality industry since the age of 15 starting as a dishwasher and has found his love and passion for food, culture, and creativity all while learning from those around him. His travels have led him all over South America where he immersed himself in many different cultures and learned about diverse cooking styles. Mark has had the opportunity of collaborating with some of Seattle’s premier chefs. Highlighted by learning to fillet the elegant Wild Pacific Northwest King Salmon and running a restaurant while working with Russell Lowell to dancing on the hotline side by side with Holly Smith at Cafe Juanita. Russell’s command of pacific northwest cuisine and Holly’s expertise in northern italian cuisine provided important cultivating experiences that allowed Mark to further perfect his cooking technique and palate. Following this he decided to learn the ins-n-outs of the catering world from extraordinaire Lisa Dupar, whose advice and guidance has helped Mark design a catering company that he is proud of.
A message from Mark:
I have spent the last 16 years learning the ways of the industry and how to provide excellent services from my incredible mentors. I wish to welcome each and every client and offer superior service and value in all of our offerings. Our attention to the precise details of every event and competitive prices are of importance to our broad clientele. Mark Riggs Catering was founded with the objective of creating a festive atmosphere while giving our clients a skillful and professional staff to work with. We aim to give our clients a place of comfort and to alleviate all of the stresses that go hand in hand with designing and organizing extraordinary events.
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