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Market Cafe

Market Cafe


We offer a variety of fresh salads and gourmet wraps to go, along with prepared “foods to go meals”. If you’re looking for a hot lunch… Our hot table offers new options daily for a quick meal on the go!

Chef: Franco

Poundridge Market - Chef Franco

Franco comes to The Market with a wide range of professional and culinary experience. His culinary beginings started with his families popular International Italian restaurant in Panama City. It was there he discovered his passion for the culinary arts. Upon his return to the U.S. Franco received his formal education and graduated from the Connecticut Culinary Institute. Afterwards, he moved into the hotel circuit and soon landed a position as Sous Chef at the 4 Star Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, in Miami, FL. From there, Franco transitioned into some of Darien’s and Westport’s upscale and popular retail food markets, offering prepared foods and catering. These led him to further expand his career, where he became a Private Chef in Fairfield County’s Gold Coast and the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It was while there, he was noted by some well-known celebrities, with whom he worked for as a private chef, which included New York fund raising political campaign dinners. Before coming to The Market, he was a Private Chef for 7 years in Newport, RI at the Seaward Estate. Franco enjoys expanding his culinary knowledge and sharing his craft.

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