Our Story

 

 

 

EST 1993

Food is our
Passion.

 

In 1991, Kevin and David stood side by side in a kitchen, in the Berkshires, after honing their skills in celebrated venues in NYC.

Their idea was simple: provide high quality, prepared food for people to bring back to their own homes. Create specialty prepared foods that you would find in a restaurant to be shared at home.  We offer hand crafted food with heart and soul, combined with the finest locally sourced ingredients. We are the original farm-to-table food business in the Berkshires. Fifteen years later, Doug —another chef hailing from the fires of urban kitchens— joined the ranks.

Today, we offer  two cafés, a restaurant, specialty prepared foods, high-end catering and Café-to-Go — all brought to you by three chefs and their families.

 

 

Our Chefs

 

Our

Chefs

 

David Renner

“Loves building the catering experience to bring in as many senses as possible.”

Learn more about David >

 

Kevin Schmitz

“He’s the sweet one. Confectionary delights.
Extraordinary desserts.”

Learn more about Kevin >

 

 

Douglas Luf

“He’s the crankpot who swears like a sailor.”

Learn more about Douglas >

Our Partners

 

Local Farms

and Partners

The Marketplace Kitchen is proud to work with the following regional friends and partners:

Local FARMS

Equinox Farm, Sheffield
Taft Farms
Rawson Brook Farms
Westfield Farms
Farm Girl Farm, Sheffield
High Lawn Farm, Lee
Howden Farm, Sheffield
Lady Hill Farm, Sheffield
Stalker Farm, Sheffield

BAKERIES & MORE

Berkshire Mountain Bakery
Our Daily Bread Bakery
The Great Barrington Bagel Company
Gluten Free Bakery
Rock Hill Bakehouse

 

SWEETS

Berkshire Bark
Dutch Desserts
Klara’s Gourmet Cookies

PRODUCE, MEATS, SEAFOOD & SAVORIES

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Great Barrington
Other Brother Darryl’s Seafood, Otis
Black River, VT

SPECIALTY BEVERAGES

Barrington Coffee Roasting
Harney & Sons Tea
Six Depot
Big Elm Brewery
Berkshire Distilleries

LOCAL  CHEESES

Maplebrook, VT
Old Chatham Sheepherding, NY
Cricket Creek, MA
Nettle Meadow, NY
Consider Bardwell, VT
Four Fat Fowl, NY
Jakes Gouda, NY
Westfield Farm, MA
Rawson Brook, MA

LOCAL WEDDING & PARTY FRIENDS

Mahaiwe Tent
Classical Tents
Domaney Liquors
Nejaime’s Wine Cellar
Tara Consolati Events
Party Resources
Abbott’s Limousine and Livery Service

Community

 

Community

through food.

 

We sincerely believe in creating  positive connections within our company, our families, our community and our environment.  The Marketplace is very lucky to be a part of the beautiful Berkshire community.  With its friendly people, unique culture and rich history, we couldn’t ask for a better place to do business.  We always try to give back to the community that gives so much to us.

A few of the community service projects we partake in:

  • Project Sprout and Farm to Table – Monument Mountain High School
  • ArtsWalk
  • Berkshire Theatre Group
  • Barrington Stage
  • Berkshire Music School
  • Flying Deer Nature Center
  • Farmer’s Market
  • CATA
  • Berkshire Hills Regional Schools
  • Southern Berkshire Regional Schools
  • Youth and Sports Initiatives
  • Construct
  • Berkshire South
  • Local Churches
  • Sheffield Fire Company
  • South Lee Fire Company
  • Great Barrington Fire Department
  • WAMC Fund Drive

 

 

EST 1993

Our Mission
& Philosophy

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU

 

Marketplace Hospitality ensures that our customers, employees and partners (both local and and not so local), experience a caring and respectful environment.  Our intention and focus is centered on creating an atmosphere that is both warm, welcoming and genuine. Our hope is that everyone leaves our establishments happier then when they arrived.  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.