Personal nutrition Chef
catering Special Events
Pop Up Dinners
Farm Fit Program&MEAL PREP
Executive Chef and Owner, Mark D., is alumni of Johnson & Whales Culinary Arts School. He completed his culinary internships in Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Osaka, Japan. Through travels, he has opened up many successful businesses across the mainland: California, Iowa, Nevada, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Minnesota. One of his culinary highlights was being a personal chef to several players on the Denver Broncos during the 2009-2013 NFL season, (even though he's a die hard Oakland Fan!).
Upon his return home to Hawaii, Chef Mark was inspired to create a locally based nutritional caterering & personal chef company that used the freshest locally grown products, straight from the 'aina/farm to the customers table. Farm to Table 808 was established on January 1st, 2014. "Farm. Fish. Hunt. Cook" is his mantra. He specializes in nutritional pre prepped meals to meet diverse dietary needs, catering all kine size events (parties, fundraisers, and weddings) and personal chef services. Chef Mark is looking to open up a bistro soon!
Chef Mark has also helped open and consult for many local restaurants including: Genius Lounge, The Mix, Arm Bar, Square Barrels, Monkey Pod, and The Crown to name a few. Other accolades include:
2003- Taste of Colorado-Best Green Chili-Denver, Colorado
2007- Westword News-Hawaiian Chef brings “Aloha to Mile High Stadium”- Denver, Colorado
2009- Coors Field- Silver Bullet Award, Best Original Burger-Denver, Colorado
Growing up as a keiki in Aiea, Chef Mark was influenced by his fisherman and popular local Hawaiian musician pops Andy Llanos, His mother instilled his hard work ethic which still motivates him today. Many of his family members grew up in the Plantation Era and worked on Kahuku Farms and Kahuku Sugar Mill. As he grew older, he kept his family's roots close, developing a deep passion for Hawaiian history, culture, and it's future.
As a part of his kuleana, Chef Mark established H20 (Helping Hawaii's Ohana) in March 2014. The project's main goal is to donate time, help, and money to local families in need. Today, H20 has helped over 15 families move into homes and pay bills. H20 also delivered over 156 meals to individuals without a home during Thanksgiving in 2015 from Makaha to Ka'awa. He continues to deliver free hot meals to those in need on a regular basis from H20 fundraising.
This year, Chef Mark restarted his pop up dinner fundraiser series hosted monthly at Bayer Estates in Aina Haina and other venues through out the island. $8.08 of the proceeds are donated to local organizations and causes. Past pop up dinner themes include: masquerade ball, summer kick off, and back to the 80s. If you know a person or family in need, would like to volunteer your time, or donate goods, please send us a message.
Chef Mark is constantly on the hunt for the freshest locally grown products from the 'aina, as well as businesses and partnerships that share the same aloha and malama for Hawai'i nei. Mahalo for these local businesses for their support:
- Daniel Park, Seafood Distributors
- Bayer Estate
- Sugar Land Farms
- Kahuku Farms
- Kunia Farms
- Airbrush Hawaii
- American Savings Bank Kahala
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
6:00am - 1:30pm
Friday & Saturday
6:00am - 12:00pm