Chef Mark Anthony Hawkins Chief, Culinary Architect

Mark Anthony Hawkins is the Executive Chef and Co-owner of Mark Anthony Private Culinary Services, LLC which specializes in bringing high-quality culinary and full-service event coordination for clients with discerning tastes and a desire for aesthetic detail. Mark Anthony has provided personal culinary services for private individuals, as well as catering services for professional organizations for over 15 years. Mark has also worked in the Food & Beverage Industry for over 30 years.

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Overcoming Rejection

No one escapes the uncomfortable feelings of rejection in our personal and professional lives. Applying to universities, a job, prospecting potential clients or opportunities can all cause physical discomfort or pain when we’re rejected. It’s common to feel afraid of failing, rejection and even afraid of success. Everyone says don’t take rejection personally, but when you…

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How Social Anxiety Impacted My Life

For as long as I could remember, I’ve been hypersensitive. If I were misbehaving and a parent or babysitter spoke to me harshly I would break down in tears. “Stop all that crying before I give you something to cry about!” I never understood that logic but I figured I better do something quick to…

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Can Introverts Grow A Successful Creative Business?

I love speaking with artists and offering helpful tips to improve their art businesses. Recently, I spoke with an artist who quit his graphic design job to pursue selling fine art full time. We discussed the importance of having a portfolio with consistent artwork and building a network. With a startled look on his face, he asked, “how do…

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3 Art Display Mistakes You Want To Avoid

One of the greatest joys of being an art dealer is having an appreciation for the stories the artwork tells about the art buyer’s personality. The pieces they collect while traveling, the landscapes or abstracts that have a calming or adventurous undertones lead me to discover if a person is bold and unapologetic with their…

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