Fortune Fish & Gourmet

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About Fortune Fish & Gourmet

Mark Palicki Chief Operation Officer of Fortune Fish & Gourmet

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Mark Palicki

Chief Operation Officer

Mark Palicki joined Fortune Fish & Gourmet in 2006 as Vice President of Marketing and in 2018 was promoted to President.  Mark has built Fortune's marketing department, worked to ensure Fortune Fish Company is on the forefront of safety, sanitation and sustainability in the industry, and leads our operation teams throughout the nation.


Mark is a National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Future Leader and a well-respected authority on sustainability and traceability in the seafood industry.  Palicki regularly participates in panel discussions nationwide tackling the most pressing seafood issues and advocating on behalf of the seafood industry.  


Mark brings over 10 years of restaurant experience to Fortune having worked as an Executive Chef, General Manager and Seafood Buyer for a number of esteemed properties around the country.


Palicki grew up in a Chicago suburb and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from The University of Houston in Houston, Texas and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.  Mark lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife Vivian and their three children.

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