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Mark Cleveland

Mark Cleveland

Executive Consultant

Avanti Natural Inc

Orange County, California Area

Executive chef, culinary consulting, menu, recipe, culinary concept & product developer, expert in whole food & nutritional menu planning. Media content development including lifestyle video programming, print & online cookbooks, blog & social media

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Avanti Natural Inc

Executive Consultant

• Opened Avanti Café in Costa Mesa. Organic vegetarian restaurant. 9 year run from 2005-2014
• Established the Avanti brand as the long standing leader in Organic, Sustainable, Local, Flavorful Cuisine
• Managed financial & business components successfully in a competitive industry
• Hired, managed, mentored and trained all staff
• Designed menus & created all recipes & production items in house, using finest quality locally sourced organic ingredients
• Developed devoted customer base and brand loyalty
• Created, designed & managed marketing and PR for Avanti including all social media marketing, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
Important Avanti Natural Accolades
* Most memorable meal of 2005 OC Register
* #1 Vegetarian Restaurant in Orange County 2007 aol City Guide
* Best Restaurant in Orange County 2008 OC Weekly
* WINNER Chopin Vodka recipe contest: Spanish style smoked pepper stuffed olive 2008
* Top 10 Tacos in Orange County 2011 OC Weekly
* Best Margarita 2011 OC Weekly
* WINNER Southern Peanut Council recipe contest: Orange Dijon peanut & grape platter w/ champagne grape garnish 2011
* Top 10 Pizzas in Orange County 2012 Gayot
* Best spots for vegetarians Orange County 2012 CBS 2 LA
* Top 10 Heart Healthy Restaurants in Orange County 2012 Gayot
* 35 Epic Sandwiches: Avanti Grilled Cheesy Goodness 2012 Orange Coast Magazine
* Nominee & top finalist Vegetarian Restaurant category Golden Foodie Awards 2012
* Five Must Go Places for Lunch 2013 Travel Costa Mesa
* WINNER Earth Balance Recipe Contest: Chocolate coconut peanut pie 2014