Legendary Events announced the appointment of Mark Alba as the company’s new executive chef.

Mark combines over 20 years of experience in the Atlanta culinary scene with expertise in preparing a diverse range of global cuisines.

Alba, who most recently worked as the Executive Chef of STK Atlanta, is enthusiastic about working with Legendary Events.

“The opportunity to work with a broader range of clients and cuisines is something I’m really looking forward to,” he says. “I believe Legendary Events is the best in their field and I’m excited about being able to capture the culinary imaginations of our clients by providing fresh, restaurant quality food with a strong emphasis on innovation and seasonality.”

Chef Alba will take over from former Executive Chef Liz Cipro in July. Chef Cipro has skillfully headed up the culinary team since 2011 and will remain with the company as the director of catering.

Legendary Events Founder & CEO Tony Conway is thrilled to welcome the new executive chef.

“Chef Mark is a great addition to our team; his experience in hotel catering, the restaurant industry, private in-home dining and the local food scene is an ideal fit for Legendary Events. Equally important is his positive energy and commitment to providing a quality dining experience for the clients, something we’ve always taken very seriously. The bonus of being able to retain Liz Cipro in the company means that our clients can look forward to a smooth transition and a continuation of the highest standard of excellence they’ve come to expect from us,” he says.

Chef Alba will join an accomplished award-winning culinary staff that includes Executive Pastry Chef Ami Dand, executive sous chef’s Randy Quinn and Diana Watkins, and sous chef’s Oscar Muniz and Brandon Martin.

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