As a child, born and raised in the NY Tristate area, Chef Marlene Faulkner enjoyed spending time in the kitchen admiring the cooking styles and techniques of several members of her family. After years of studying, she could easily be found baking cookies and preparing meals for family and friends.
Chef Faulkner completed her degree in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Institutional Management majoring in Culinary Arts and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She began her professional culinary journey working in corporate food service and banquet facility catering for several years. She has also spent a sizable part of her career successfully leading teams and revenue operations in the healthcare industry while continuing to pursue her passion for catering. After residing in the NY Tristate Area all of her life, Chef Faulkner, her husband, and 3 daughters moved to Texas where she could share the cooking styles and exceptional presentation she learned and developed along the way. Currently located in McKinney, Texas, her desire to connect with her new home state and introduce her flare for entertaining is what birthed Knife & Faulk, LLC. As the Chef and Owner of Knife & Faulk, her signature is providing boutique-style catering for events and special occasions which makes the difference when it comes to setting a standard of excellence in service and creating amazing culinary experiences for all those she has served.