Chef Mark Farro, a lifelong resident of Warren, leads the kitchen of the acclaimed Uproot Restaurant, in his home town. This is the position he has been groomed for all his life. While his formal education didn’t start till later in life, Mark’s contribution to Sunday dinner and the families wine production sparked his passion for the culinary arts! Now leading one of NJ’s most well reviewed restaurants, Chef Farro, is proud to craft an experience like no other in Central NJ!
Upon graduation from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Mark began his internship at the Short Hills Hilton. A student of the art of cooking, Mark, was quickly promoted to the Dining Room, which was the only five-diamond restaurant in New Jersey, at the time.
Stage Left, a contemporary 4 star restaurant, was Mark’s next stop. Working hand in hand with Chef Anthony Bucco, he was able to refine his technique and gain an understanding of the small family farm and the importance of sourcing responsibly! In addition to his responsibilities at Stage Left, Mark was instrumental in opening the company’s second restaurant Catherine Lombardi.
Mark’s, career path next led him to the Pluckemin Inn where he worked under Chef David Felton. He was able to expand his culinary horizons and began to experiment with ingredients and express creativity. Mark has also staged in some of the best kitchens in the New York Metro area, including the recently 4 star reviewed Eleven Madison Park!