Award-Winning Chef Mark Ladner is the Executive Chef and Partner at the soon-to-open Bar Enza inside the Charles Hotel in Cambridge. The James Beard Award-winning chef is a native of Belmont, MA and is also a Michelin rated chef who earned a four-star review from the New York Times while serving as the Chef de Cuisine at Del Posto. He was in NYC for 25 years where he worked alongside some of the world’s most respected chefs in the world.
Ladner began his cooking career in Harvard Square at a restaurant called Café Fiorello on Church Street. He then pursued his culinary education at Johnson & Wales before moving to Boston to cook with Todd English at the original Olives in Charlestown. While at Olives, Ladner worked alongside Barbara Lynch, Marc Orfaly and English.
He then moved to New York City where he worked for several years with Scott Bryan and Jean Georges Vongerichten before opening Babbo, Lupa and Otto. As head chef of the critically-acclaimed Del Posto, Ladner received numerous awards and accolades and became a mentor for some of the country’s most talented chefs, including Mario Carbone, Tony Scotto, Mario LaPosta, Justin Urso, Kevin O’Donnell and Michael Lombardi.