Driven by his culinary expertise and love for fine foods, Mark Chew has mastered the divine art of cooking. As Owner and Executive Chef of 1812 TavernĀ Restaurant, Mark embarks on his most recent business venture with his wife Lan, whom he met in his previous restaurant, Bay Hundred. Both decedents of the Vietnamese culture, Mark and Lan have an extended palette of international cuisine and are well rounded when it comes to cooking. Mark’s experience in the restaurant industry has won him much success and continues to keep his customers satisfied. Marco and Lan Marco and Lan Mark’s acquaintance to the restaurant business began at an early age and eventually led to his first partnership at the age of 25. As his admiration for cooking progressed, he took a second partnership at the Pasta Garden Restaurant in Kennett Square. Here he earned the reputation as the “King of Mushroom Cuisine” and in 1993 he won the National Mushroom Cook-off with his Grilled Portabella Au Poivre recipe. Later in 1993, Mark purchased Courtney’s Ristorante and a few years later it was voted one of the top three restaurants in Delaware. In 1997, Mark opened his second successful restaurant, Samatha’s Cafe, which he owned and operated for many years. Mark’s latest venture as head chef and owner of Bay Hundred began his prosperous career on the Eastern Shore. The restaurant was named the number one restaurant in Tilghman Island by Trip Advisor and Best Outdoor Dining by What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine.