Clark Pope joined Fresh Fork as a customer during the inaugural summer season in 2008. His love of regional foods and cooking matched well with the variety of products Fresh Fork offered. The opportunity to transform a revolving weekly bag made Fresh Fork an easy selection. His official collaboration with Fresh Fork was born when Trevor attended a barbecue benefit at Clark’s house and tasted his BBQ sauce. Trevor asked him to tweak that sauce for the Fresh Fork market by shifting to local ingredients. Now Clark produces a variety of specialties especially for Fresh Fork.
Clark’s culinary interests and expertise date back over 20 years and range from learning the ropes in a college town restaurant kitchen, managing a franchised pizza shop to working as a national accounts representative for a major food distributor. Following a stint as the production manager for a local special events company, in 2001, he founded Clark Pope Catering, a company specializing in customized catering and production of artisanal products. Catering have stretched from seven course dinners for four at privet homes to full sit down receptions a the Crawford Auto Museum. Menus and pictures can be found at www.ClarkPopeCatering.com. He dabbles in charcuterie, wine, bread and cheese production for fun and his bedtime reading is consistently comprised of a variety of cookbooks. Be sure to like his Facebook page, too!