Marcus Rohlen has joined Frenchie Covent Garden as the restaurant’s new Head Chef overseeing the kitchens at the London post of Gregory Marchand’s Frenchie empire. Originally from Sweden, Marcus has had over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, working in a variety of Michelinstarred restaurants.
Marcus began his culinary career in 2006, when he started work as a Demi Chef de Partie at Lindgrens Krog, a renowned steak restaurant in Alingsas, Sweden. He then moved onto Lindelov, a renowned restaurant also in Alingsas, where he was promoted to Chef de Partie.
In 2007, Marcus moved to London to work for distinguished Irish chef Richard Corrigan’s Michelinstarred restaurant Lindsay House as Demi Chef de Partie. Here, he worked across both pastry and garnish sections until the restaurant’s closure in 2009, when Marcus accompanied Richard to Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill in Mayfair as Demi Chef de Partie.
In 2009, Marcus then made the move to Corrigan’s Mayfair, where he later became Sous Chef of the restaurant. After nearly 3 years, Marcus joined another celebrated chef, Jason Atherton, at Michelinstarred Pollen Street Social, where he worked his way up from Junior Sous Chef to Senior Chef. In 2016, Marcus was promoted within the group to Head Chef of another Atherton site, Social Wine and Tapas. During his time here, Marcus oversaw a brigade of around 10 chefs, while running the kitchen and contributing to menu creation. In November 2018, Marcus helped to launch Jason Atherton’s King’s Social House in St Moritz, Switzerland, where he worked for 6 months until April 2019.