Executive Chef, Pillar & Post
Some people are born to create exceptional dining experiences, and this couldn’t be more true for the Executive Chef of Pillar & Post’s Cannery Restaurant. Mark Longster developed his love of food during his formative years as he spent countless hours in his family’s restaurant in Dunnville. Both of his parents are chefs, so an appreciation for quality and the ability to transform raw ingredients into beautiful and delicious meals seems to be in his blood.
A Lifelong Culinary Passion
Supporting his chef parents by chopping veggies and tidying up the kitchen formed the basis for Mark’s great taste. As a young chef, he attended Niagara College to refine his culinary skills and knowledge. After graduation, Mark became Niagara’s youngest certified chef. At the ripe age of 20, he joined the Moffat Inn’s kitchen staff in Niagara where he continued to celebrate local and regional flavours with his flair for culinary creativity.
Now a seasoned chef, Mark dedicates his days to ensuring each and every guest who visits the Cannery Restaurant at Pillar & Post enjoys robust flavours in upscale traditional dishes. He makes everything from scratch, and his diligence does not go unnoticed. Guests return to the Cannery time and time again in celebration of the refined comfort foods Mark prepares.
Inspired by Cannery’s Brick Oven
Fueled by a gorgeous brick oven, Mark’s food – from his appetizers to his sweet and savoury desserts – is simply perfection. Never overstated and always cooked to enhance the meal’s natural goodness, Mark creates more than just great plates, he transforms fine dining into a memorable journey for his guests.
A Discerning Niagara-on-the-Lake Dining Experience
The Cannery is well-suited to Mark’s discerning taste and he enjoys creating dishes that compliment the comfortable elegance of the Tuscan-inspired atmosphere. Guests who visit the award-winning restaurant will appreciate the little touches that Mark and his serving staff incorporate into their dining experiences.
From the exposed beams, brick and barrels to Mark’s dedication to farm-to-table principles, the Cannery restaurant and its Executive Chef are not-to-be-overlooked for visitors to Ontario’s most flavourful town. Book your reservation at Cannery Restaurant for a delicious meal you’ll not soon forget.