Mark Briggs Wins Young Chef of the Year
Mark Briggs, the 30 year old British born Head Chef at The Sharing House has been named The Age Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year.
Formerly Head Chef at Vue de Monde, Mark’s win has proven that ‘fun food’ can be pretty serious. Mark’s whimsical menu at The Sharing House (located at the new dining destination South Wharf Promenade) disguises molecular gastronomy in ‘simple, familiar’ dishes like spag bol and fish fingers. His creativity and technique is reinventing “comfort food” creating quirky, elegant dishes where the complexity and flavour is accompanied by a smile.
Mark said about his win, “I am extremely grateful and humbled by this acknowledgement. I have had a great career experience since arriving in Melbourne, being able to work with some great chefs and restaurateurs, and to be recognised in this way is because of those people that have believed in me and my food vision.”
Diners who have eaten at The Sharing House talk about the “beautifully cooked and perfectly executed” food and described The Sharing House as “food heaven.”
Paul Mathis, owner of The Sharing House, was thrilled for Mark saying, “Mark brings a creative and unique style to the kitchen, his laid back persona and resilient attitude has helped to shape The Sharing House concept and created a menu with a fun twist on classic fare.”
Mark Briggs is an accomplished Chef with more than nine years international experience. Originally from a small town in the North of England, Mark established his career working in Michelin Star restaurants across the United Kingdom including La Tante Claire, Midsummer House and Longueville Manor.
Throughout his career, Mark has had the privilege of working with renowned chefs including Jamie Oliver, Pierre Koffman, Mauro Bregoli, Daniel Clifford and of course, Shannon Bennett at Vue de Monde.
Moving from England to Australia in 2004, Mark began working for Shannon Bennett at the original Vue de Monde in Carlton. During his time at Vue de Monde, he was appointed Head Chef of the restaurant at Normanby Chambers and was instrumental in establishing and running Café Vue at Heide and most recently Vue de Monde Rialto.
Mark’s win is fantastic news for himself, The Sharing House team and the relatively new South Wharf Promenade development, confirming all three’s place in the Melbourne food and wine scene.