The adventures of a 15-year old chef-to-be and
MasterChef Junior and Chopped Junior Contestant Mark Coblentz.


Marshmallows. Sauces. Pasta. Venison. Mark shows you how easy it is to cook step by step in his short instructional videos.


Here are Mark’s recipes from his videos plus other favorite dishes. Includes links to other chefs and cooks who make great stuff to eat.


Upcoming events and links to Mark’s appearances on television, in print and online.

Watch some of our Mark’s videos

Mark is back on Wonderama this weekend! Catch it if you can. ...

We've got a brand new show for you this weekend! David Osmond welcomes The Bungee Jumpers (Just Jumpin' Jump Rope Camp) , kid scientist Chase Wiley, cooking with Mark the Chef, ping pong with Syd & Nandan Naresh, and a special encore performance by Kids Breaking League! Plus Coco and Breezy, Callie Falk and awesome games!

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Mark got home from a 12-hour day at school that included extra study time for an upcoming AP teat and more than 4 hours of football. He fixed his own supper — a “quick” pasta dish with EVOO, garlic, fresh ground black pepper, fresh grated Parmesan and anchovy paste. ...

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So many of you wonderful friends supported our Kickstarter campaign for the Making a Chef television show. Here is Russ Fairly sporting his apron in the kitchen. ...

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Sunday’s lunch was brisket smoked on the Big Green Egg. ...

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This is where the mushroom spores are growing — on the bottom shelf of a dark closet. They’ll stay here for about three weeks, with Mark periodically watering them and making sure they have a small amount of airflow. ...

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