Mark Furstenberg

Photo credit: Dori Phaff

                                                      About Mark


Mark opened Marvelous Market in 1990, the first bakery in Washington to offer

traditional European breads. The concept and quality of his breads were so novel to

the city that customers stood in lines that extended down the street to buy the two

loaves to which they were limited.


In 1997 he opened The BreadLine, a restaurant serving traditional bread-based food

that won him nominations from the James Beard Foundation as best chef in the Mid-

Atlantic, ratings as a top restaurant in America by Zagat, and selection as one of the

Washington Post’s favorite spots.


After selling The BreadLine, he consulted for several top chefs and bakers.
He helped to open Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery, Bien Cuit in Brooklyn and

developed the bread program for the Napa Valley campus of the Culinary Institute
of America.

In 2014, he opened Bread Furst and in 2017 he was named by the James Beard

Foundation as Outstanding Baker of the United States.

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