Marcus VonAlbrecht is a diversified specialist in the culinary and hospitality industry with over 35 years of professional experience working with clients and students from across Canada and internationally. As a Chef, he has the depth of knowledge in front and back of the house operations and has an active role in the education and development of standards in the culinary profession. He lectures in both management and professional culinary training at colleges in British Columbia. As an international ambassador of the profession, Marcus is frequently taking delegations of Chefs to other countries to showcase exportable products on trade missions for Canada and or in world culinary competitions events where he is a judge and coach for the Canadian team. He has three food publications under his name, coordinated a cookbook for the BC Chefs Association and is a featured monthly writer for several magazines. March 2003, Marcus received the “Chef of the Year for Western Canada” and in 2005, “Chef of the Year for British Columbia” and in 2016, inducted to the Culinary Hall of Fame in Ottawa. Currently he owns a food manufacturing plant, MAVA Foods Ltd and a distillery operation, XFour Vodka Company. These companies provide products for over 4000 stores in Canada.
As a consultant, his experience and understanding of the industry has enabled him to set up the VIP Chalets for the Molson Indy, establish a condiment line, “Eat Fresh Eat Local Eat Healthy and Food for Life and successfully bring these Retail Meal Solutions to the BC marketplace.