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

Chef David Renner

DAVID RENNER

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

Learn more about David >

Kevin Schmitz

KEVIN SCHMITZ

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

Learn more about Kevin >

DOUGLAS LUF

DOUGLAS LUF

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

Learn more about Douglas >

Local Farms AND PARTNERS

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

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, 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

Our Chefs at Markeplace

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU

Marketplace Hospitality ensures that our customers, employees and partners (both local 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 than when they arrived. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

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