Mark Wootton started as a dishwasher in high school and quickly fell in love with the kitchen environment. He took over Garden Cafe in July of 2010. He emphasized the garden as a kitchen asset and began to incorporate local sourcing. Mark has become an advocate for Texas food producers, has been on the board of the Friends of the Farmers Market, Good Local Markets, is the Treasurer of the Dallas Green Alliance, and has participated or hosted countless food and local policy related events that support sustainable initiatives.