Mark Woodruff is the owner and operator of Made, a restaurant headquartered in Sarasota, FL. This is a highly regarded restaurant company in Sarasota County.
Mark was trained in the restaurant industry at the Culinary School of America in Hyde Park, NY. He is a 3rd generation restaurateur, starting his career at the age of 9, assisting his father and stepmother.
When it comes to providing expert restaurant services, nothing takes the place of experience. Mark opened Made in 2013.
One of Made’s goals is to provide their Sarasota County customers with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. They are meat forward, but offer a wide variety for vegans and vegetarians alike. They take it seriously when they say no GMOs or antibiotics are in the fare they offer. They also don’t use over-fished or over-farmed fish at Made.
Made has won several awards including the 2016 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor and the Diner’s Choice Award in 2017. They are also a member of the Sarasota Originals.
In addition to running a successful restaurant business, Mark supports the Police Association and multiple food associations including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch, and Mote Marine. Made was also featured on the Travel Channel Food Paradise Series. He also welcomed a newborn son to his family this year.
He likens Made to the TV show Cheers, where everyone is welcome. Regulars include singles, families, business get-togethers, etc..
The result, one of the most successful restaurant companies in Sarasota!
What do their customers think?
One fan of the company publicly wrote, “Amazing brunch experience! The menu was so tempting. I wanted to try multiple dishes but had to choose one,so I decided to try the brisket Benedict. Good call, it was delicious. I’m definitely gonna add it to places I’d visit again. The service was great as well. It was the perfect spot to sit and catch up with old friends and new.”
Another fan of the Made Restaurant publicly wrote, “Spencer at the bar was awesome. Food great too. We had Fried green tomatoes, grits, Mac & cheese, collards, salad with salmon all great. Juniper berry gin & tonics. Yum.”
Having owner operated experts, like Mark providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Sarasota and Sarasota of County, FL.
Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Mark Woodruff that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Mark for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.
Need restaurant service? Give Made Restaurant an opportunity by visiting them at 1990 MAIN ST #112, Sarasota or by calling them at 941-953-2900.
So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board
Mark Woodruff, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Sarasota County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of FL and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.
Well done Mark Woodruff!
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