Mark Forde was born in Dublin, Ireland and lives in the Los Angeles area. He graduated with a BA in Political Science/International Relations from UCR. Mark has also completed the Professional Screenwriters Program at UCLA, and for many years worked in theatre in both Dublin and London. Mark worked and trained alongside the late Deirdre O’Connell at Dublin’s legendary Focus Theatre, (the training ground for Liam Neeson & Gabriel Byrne). Mark had has written several original screenplays and has had two optioned. Mark is also a classically trained Chef and worked in some of the finest restaurants in London, Dublin and Boston. Mark has traveled to China and the Philippines where he has taught classes in classic and modern French cuisine. He is a fulltime instructor of Culinary Arts and Baking, and writes short stories when not writing recipes.