Chef Mark Ladner of Del Posto - Biography

New York, NY

April 2012

Protegé of Mario Batali and Executive Chef at Del Posto in New York, Chef Mark Ladner began his education at Johnson & Wales before moving to his native Boston to cook with Todd English at the original Olives in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Ladner then moved to New York City where he worked for several years with Scott Bryan and Jean Georges Vongerichten before opening Babbo as a sous chef.

Building upon the success of Babbo, Ladner then opened Lupa and Otto with partners, Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Jason Denton. As head chef of the critically-acclaimed Del Posto, Ladner cooks a creative blend of rustic Italian flavors, using responsibly raised and locally grown products.