Markron 'Mark' PATANA
Originally from Milan, Italy, Mark is Junior Sommelier at the Michelin 3-star CORE by Clare Smythe. A member of a close-knit team of five at CORE, Mark waxes lyrical about the joy of sommelier service. He has been at CORE for 18 months, following an internship at Le Gavroche as part of his Front of House course at the Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana in Colorno, Italy. Initially he trained as an accountant but when he was 20 decided that sitting at a computer surrounded by files was not for him. He wanted to do something dynamic, so he discovered hospitality.