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Mark Canlis, Canlis Restaurant

August 27th, 2018


Mark grew up in a restaurant family, spending his time living and learning the trade from the inside out. Before officially joining the company in 2003, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, served as a Captain in Air Force Special Operations, and worked in many restaurants across the country. He met his wife, Anne Marie, while living in Manhattan and working with famed restaurateur Danny Meyer. Mark and his brother now preside over the family restaurant in Seattle. Under his leadership, Canlis has repeatedly been named one of the top restaurants in America, become one of only 18 Relais & Chateau restaurants in the United States, and has been awarded 22 consecutive Wine Spectator Grand Awards. In 2017 Canlis also won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program.

He and his wife reside in Seattle with their three children, three chickens, and a bird dog.


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