Mark Maynard will speak to management students in NYC

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs: Mark Maynard

Director of Operations, Union Square Hospitality Group

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs (MTCE) is an exclusive lecture series featuring food and hospitality industry leaders. Join us for our upcoming lecture by Mark Maynard of Union Square Hospitality Group on Sept. 24. Mark Maynard has co-founded two original concepts for USHG in his 20 years with the renowned bar and restaurant group. The former ICE instructor and hospitality expert will share management advice from his extensive general manager and managing partner experience.

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These lectures are free for current ICE career students, $15 for alumni and $40 for general public. 

Institute of Culinary Education

225 Liberty Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10281

Union Square Hospitality Group Director of Operations Mark Maynard manages the strategy for bar programming, Cedric’s at The Shed and Porchlight. He launched his career with USHG as a host and reservationist at Union Square Café, when the hospitality group’s founder, Danny Meyer, trained Mark to become the maître d’. He was promoted to general manager before he co-founded Blue Smoke and Jazz Standard in 2002 and was the GM and managing partner for more than a decade. In 2015, he co-founded Porchlight, a bar in Chelsea, followed by Cedric’s at The Shed this year. Mark was a guest instructor at ICE for 11 years and has lectured and instructed at Cornell and NYU since. He published “The Next Frontier of Restaurant Management: Harnessing Data to Improve Guest Service and Enhance the Employee Experience” in June and will share his experience with USHG’s honest and caring approach to hospitality as well as his disciplines, including patience, planning, vision and simplicity.