Mark Drabich is a fishmonger by trade and a self-proclaimed “Big Chef” who just wants to assist the home cooks journey to “Little Chef.” Mark’s videos create unique and super easy cooking techniques for fresh seafood and multi-cultural fusion.
Mark (aka The Funky Fishmonger) has been a Fishmonger for the last 36 years. During that time, he has created over 2,000 recipes for his clients to take the mystery out of cooking seafood at home. Mark’s Fish Market, Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet, has been featured on the Food Network, the New York Times, NJ Monthly, and countless other media outlets. Mark also has an email following of over 12,000 and more importantly has consistently garnished a 44% open rate. Mark has been called upon to be the “Fish Expert” on many programs due to his vast years in the seafood business. If you talk with Mark, it will only be a matter of time before he exclaims “Fresh Seafood is the last hunted food source on earth and that every fish brought out of the Ocean truly is a gift and to be treated as such.”
His entry into social media began when one of his clients simply asked him if he could demo some of his recipes in their home. One of the guests enthusiastically recommended that he perform these dishes on social media and the rest is history. Mark is in fact not a trained Chef but as he puts it a very hungry fishmonger trying to maintain his thickness. He playfully uses the term “Little Chef” to denote the home cook who does not have the luxury of time that professional chefs have. These recipes, although simple, are “Weekend Worthy” but do not require hours of planning. Mark leans hard into the flavors of his Mediterranean Heritage and is one of the very few seafood chefs who can not only show you how to make the most remarkable “Spicy Mussels with Pancetta” but will answer the age-old question, “Why am I not wearing a Fedora and Scarf when I cook?”
His delivery is passionate and sincere as he shows us his life mission statement in every dish. Mission Statement: To be able to easily and Lovingly Cook for those in your life with the sole purpose of “Getting Legs Under the Table” and promoting human kindness one full belly at a time.