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How Modern Market’s chef brings a farm-to-table ethos to a growing fast casual

Nate Weir’s obsession with sourcing, sustainability, clean-label ingredients and scratch-made meals provides an accessible gateway to healthier eating.

Nate Weir developed his farm-to-table ethos early, growing up in Haiti and watching his mother shop at the local markets and cook with whatever was fresh that day. That experience informs the menu at Modern Market, the health-centric fast-casual concept where he has been the head chef for 10 years and currently serves as VP of culinary.

Nate Weir
Nate Weir

In 2020, Weir also began overseeing the menu at Lemonade, a California-based chain with a similar mission of offering guests fresh, hand-crafted food. Both brands are laser-focused on sustainable sourcing, clean ingredients and scratch cooking. Listen as Weir talks about optimizing the menu to position both chains for growth and how he’s pumped to continue the incredible ride he’s been on.

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