Marc Jacobs is the Executive Partner and Divisional President of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Beatrix Market, Ēma, Rotisserie Ēma, Foodease, Foodlife, L. Woods and Mity Nice Bar & Grill.
Marc began his career with Lettuce Entertain You in the fall of 1991, as a banquet server and busser at Bones (now L. Woods). After being cross-trained as a server, host and line cook, he was offered the opportunity to go through management training upon his graduation from UIC in the summer of 1995.
Two years later, Marc was transferred to R.J. Grunts, and was quickly promoted to general manager where he worked side by side with Rich Melman on the re-development of the restaurant.
Over the last 15 years, Marc has opened and re-concepted several restaurants including Antico Posto, Di Pescara, Foodease, Foodlife, Mity Nice Bar & Grill and L.Woods.
In 2013, Marc led the creative team behind the Beatrix brand, a neighborhood coffeehouse and restaurant featuring a healthy meets delicious menu in River North. Beatrix now has locations in Streeterville and Fulton Market and has expanded to include Beatrix Market.
In 2016, Marc opened Ēma and Rotisserie Ēma, a Mediterranean and California inspired restaurant, with Top Chef Alum CJ Jacobson in River North.
In his free time, Marc enjoys visiting new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with his wife Vanessa and their three children, Sam, Ali and Gabe.