Chef Mark Maturo, a native of Connecticut, grew up in the South End of Hartford. Early in his career, he was the Sous Chef at well-known Hartford eateries including The Hearthstone, Sorrento’s and The Civic Café. Mark moved to Vermont in 1992 and held various positions as Head Chef, Chef De Cuisine at The Stratton Mountain Club and Executive Chef at The Grand Summit Resort Hotel at Mount Snow. In 2000 and 2001, Mark and his culinary team executed all meals for the Winter X Games, including athletes, production staff and VIP guests. In 2010, Mark joined the world-renowned Relais & Chateau-rated Inn at Sawmill Farm in West Dover, VT to open Nonna’s Italian Restaurant. Additional accolades include two invitations as Host Chef from the James Beard Foundation in New York. In 2014, Mark returned to Connecticut to be close to family and became Head Chef at Carbone’s Kitchen in Bloomfield. In 2016 he married his best friend and soul mate Michelle; they reside in Wethersfield. He enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his son Justin and daughter Emily.