Mark G. Burachinsky – Executive Chef-Proprietor

Mark G. Burachinsky is the chef and proprietor of MEAL (Meet Eat and Lounge) Restaurant in Nutley, New Jersey. In June, 2012, Mark and his wife Natalie opened their dream with the aim of providing a complete dining experience with true value for money.

Understanding his guests and the environment in which they enjoy his food, Mark specializes in, but is not limited to American Cuisine, steaks, chops, and seafood exhibiting a mastery of time-honored cooking techniques using the best ingredients. Mark brings to his restaurant a passion for food, creativity and service, as well as over fifteen years of culinary and menu development experience.

Mark brings an ambitious attitude that translates to pure comfort into the dishes he prepares. A mix between his upscale dining experience and down south decadence in his cooking, he dares all to come, relax and eat well – this was his inspiration to name his restaurant MEAL (Meet Eat and Lounge). Mark loves fresh fish and has brought this to MEAL. Each week, customers can try different types of fresh seafood from salmon, sole, lobsters to clams and shrimp. If he didn’t work so much he would be on the ocean catching all his seafood or snorkeling for lobster.

Previous to launching MEAL, Mark was the Executive Chef at Duke’s Café & Grille and the Wild Goose Market in New Vernon, NJ and Martini Bistro & Bar, Millburn, NJ. He was also a consultant for many fine N.J. restaurants and eateries.

Mark is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduating, he trained at the PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and was a Junior Sous-chef at Tropica, an upscale seafood restaurant in New York, NY.