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

  • 488 Wellington St West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1E3, Canada


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