Chef Spotlight: MARK ANTHONY BAILEY Private Chef and TV Personality
Chef Mark Anthony Bailey is a private chef, cookbook author, breakfast guru and TV personality.
Born in the Bronx to Jamaican parents, Mark is no stranger to home cooked flavorful meals, rich in spices. Raised in the diverse city of New York exposed a young Mark to an array of different cuisines to include Asian, Latin-Caribbean and Southern/Soul.
In 2008, Mark followed his passion for all things food and became a private chef. A self-proclaimed breakfast guru, Mark penned a breakfast-in-bed cookbook, 'Cooking In Boxers with Chef Bailey: 50 Ways To Keep Your Mate In Bed'. The decision to pursue a culinary career culminated in a 2011 appearance on TLC's 'Leave It To Niecy' with comedian/actress, Niecy Nash. Also, that year Mark appeared on Oxygen's 'Girlfriend Confidential LA' with actress/model, Eva Marcille.
With his simple cooking philosophy, 'If you can eat, you can cook', Mark continue to work as a TV Food Contributor appearing regularly on news outlets to include, NBC's 'Sunday Today In NY', ABC's 'World News Now', CBS' Sunday Morning News NY', Fox News' 'Fox and Friends' and more for timely food segments.
Mark is currently a private chef based in New York while frequenting Los Angeles to work on television commitments. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Chef Mark Anthony Bailey about his career as a renowned chef.
What was your earliest interest in cooking?
My interest in cooking started a very young age. It started with a natural curiosity about dishes and exactly what went into the preparation of those meals. Naturally breakfast was the very first meal I ever prepared which consisted of scrambled eggs with cheese and a bagel.
Who were some of your career mentors?