UPDATE: January 2023
Marben has closed
Since 2017 Executive Chef Chris Locke has created local, seasonal food at Toronto's iconic Marben Restaurant. The Pandemic provided an opportunity for Marben to go tip-free. All staff members, from cooks to front-of-house, are paid a more equitable wage structure. This has allowed Chris & team to develop a paid sick day, a more consistent schedule and standardized wage structure - just like any other business. On top of these benefits, staff are able to offer input on dishes and check-in with management regularly.
Creating careers in hospitality begins with re-imagining how restaurants are run. Chris believes replacing tipping with steady wages will help create demand for thriving life-long careers in hospitality. Discover more & reserve at marben.ca