MARKET is a family owned and operated business. Restauranteur Vanessa Salopek, and partners Janet and John Salopek opened MARKET in 2013. When Vanessa was younger, she spent the summer months on her Grandpa’s cattle farm. It was here that she developed a strong passion for fresh ingredients and sustainable living. This passion paired with her desire to support local farmers inspired her to open MARKET.
Team MARKET is composed of young, passionate and talented industry professionals.
Evan Robertson: Executive Chef
Chef Robertson joins the MARKET team with over 20 years of culinary experience. Evan has worked in many established restaurants over the years including the nationally renowned Hardware Grill in Edmonton, where Chef Robertson obtained his Red Seal accreditation from NAIT. Evan ventured back home to the West Coast where his portfolio included the Highland Pacific Golf Course. Moving to Calgary he found himself building a rapport with food at restaurants such as Bistro 2210 and the Living Room, before becoming the Executive Chef at The Pig and Duke. Evan had great success making this one of Canada’s best gastropubs and was featured on the Food Networks popular TV series “You Got To Eat Here”. At the end of December 2016, Chef Robertson joined the MARKET family. We are very excited to have Evan as part of our passionate team and look forward to all the tasty creations he will make for us to enjoy!
Megan Gillespie: Manager
Megan brings a level of genuine hospitality and service to our Front of House leadership. She is a industry veteran with over 10 years of experience and loves getting to know our guest and building lasting relationships. Next time your in at MARKET, make sure you introduce yourself to Megan, she’s the Aussie whose always got a smile on her face!