Lethbridge College welcomed Michael Marcotte as the new chair of the Board of Governors in September. The Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education appointed Marcotte to the role of board chair for a three-year term. Marcotte has nearly three decades of experience owning and operating Alberta restaurants and catering companies – including The Italian Table, Lethbridge’s Moxie’s Grill and Bar, and Prime Catering. He is also an active volunteer in the community.
Marcotte is a Red Seal chef who trained in Saskatchewan and came to Alberta in 1990 to work as executive chef at Moxie’s parent company in Calgary. Over the years, he oversaw many restaurants and franchises, eventually working as owner/operator of several Moxie’s brands, including restaurants in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. In recent years, he developed a new-venture catering company, Prime Catering, which opened in 2013, and a new original concept restaurant in Lethbridge, The Italian Table, which opened in 2018.