With my love for food and science, I pursued a degree in Science with a combined major in Food and Nutrition and Food Science...eventually doing a Masters in Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia. After 8 gruelling years of post-secondary education, I decided to take a break from academics for a year and explore other options.
I packed up, moved to New York, and got a job at a 1-Michelin star restaurant as a cook. Days off were spent wandering the streets, trying various foods, exploring different neighbourhoods, and being introduced to new cultures. All of which gave me a better understanding of what I wanted to pursue moving forward.
After going back to BC and eventually moving to Calgary, I continued to work in high-end restaurants and expand my knowledge of the industry. It wasn’t long after relocating to Calgary that I started my own company, eager to make a name for myself.
Homemade ice cream had long been a specialty dessert at the family dinner table and with my growing understanding of flavours combined with the special ingredient of *science* I decided to reignite my passion for the craft.
Working from a small basement across the street from our (now) flagship storefront on 17th avenue, I worked enthusiastically experimenting with ice cream that boasted uncommon flavour profiles using locally sourced ingredients. Peach Yogurt Jalapeño, Passionfruit Basil, and Raspberry Rose Lychee are some of our oldest original recipes that we still continue to produce.
It wasn’t long before the demand for our ice cream grew and I decided to go all in on opening my first stand alone shop.
Just like day one, all of our bases are made in-house using only the best ingredients. We steep, extract, puree, juice, roast, and caramelize all sorts of ingredients into our bases so that every aspect of our ice cream is packed with flavour.
When you visit Made by Marcus we want you to feel good about what you’re eating. We make ice cream that isn’t exclusive to birthdays or holidays. We make ice cream that is made with so much love and integrity that it is sure to become a part of your household whether it’s celebrating a promotion, bringing joy to a bad day, or crushing your favourite Netflix mini series.
Made by Marcus, made for you.