Mark Dorian, is the Vice President of Purchasing for Lettuce Entertain You.
A native of New York City, Mark started his restaurant career at the world renowned Greenbrier Culinary Apprenticeship Program in West Virginia. Completing the 2 year program he worked in New York City for the next 10 years with Michele Rostang at the Plaza Athana, (staging in Paris and Antibes, France), Drew Nieporant at Tribeca Grill and Danny Meyer at Union Square Café as Executive Sous Chef. Moving to Chicago and LEYE in 1994, Mark held the position of Chef at Un Grand Café, Papagus, Brasserie Jo, and Corporate Kitchen. In February of 2001 he became a partner with the opening of Petterino’s and DiPescara. In 2009 he accepted the position at VP of Purchasing.
Mark is married with four beautiful daughters currently residing in one of Chicago’s west suburbs. Never really out of the kitchen, Mark enjoys cooking at home for friends and family as well as long distance cycling.