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MOSI's new cafe to open with an "Everything's Fresh" approach


MOSI will open its newly renovated cafe, the Everything's Fresh™ Market, on Saturday, Nov. 22. The market, which is operated by Ovations Food Services, will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a fresh approach to breakfast and transition to an extensive lunch menu at 11 a.m. MOSI's new executive chef, Rene J. Marquis, will be conducting demonstrations for guests that incorporate both science and food, while MOSI STEAMpunks perform science experiments while interacting with guests both inside and outside of the cafe.


Chef Rene J. Marquis, an American Culinary Federation Judge and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, is a retired combat veteran of 21 years. Throughout his military career, he was team captain of the Unites States Army Culinary Arts Team and attended the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, bringing home 31 gold medals. Chef Marquis has appeared on a variety of popular culinary shows, including Alton Brown’s latest show on the Food Network Channel, “Cutthroat Kitchen,” where he finished on top as the winner of Season 1, Episode 7.


MOSI has partnered with Tampa-based Ovations Food Services, a nationally recognized food and beverage service provider, to manage the new café as well as the museum’s day-to-day food and beverage operations.   


Because of this partnership with Ovations Food Services – which operates at more than 140 public assembly facilities across North America – MOSI is able to offer its guests the highest quality food and beverage, and benefit from the company’s expertise in food and beverage operations, marketing and the booking of high-caliber events. Ovations Food Services offers an Everything’s Fresh™ approach with the way they prepare and assemble food right in front of guests with ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible.


An abundance of customer-friendly, healthy options will be available in the Everything's Fresh™ Market when it opens on Saturday, including fresh salads and panini wraps, seasoned with fresh herbs from MOSI's own herb garden, along with a frozen yogurt station, featuring an extensive toppings bar.


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