Marc Metzer and Olinday Farms

Marc Metzer is a 3rd generation California duck farmer developing his new duck egg company Olinday Farms. Marc is also the general manager at Metzer Farms which his father started over 40 years ago, hatching and shipping waterfowl across the United States. Growing up in the Salinas Valley, Marc always knew he wanted to return to his agriculture roots after graduating from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Upon graduation, he moved to Seoul, South Korea and taught  English to elementary and middle school students. After returning to California, Marc worked at Taylor Farms (fresh cut vegetable producer) for 5 years. In 2016 the California Agricultural Leadership accepted Marc as a fellow for class 46, helping Marc develop his leadership skills in seminars in California, Washington DC, Jordan, Israel, and Greece. This experience has helped Marc better understand the challenges with starting and running Olinday Farms. Marc’s favorite activities include traveling and weightlifting. He has traveled extensively in Asia with North Korea being his most noteworthy trip and Thailand being his favorite.

Check Marc out on Linkedin here.

Check out Olinday farms on instagram @olindayfarms

About the author, Shawn

Chef Shawn has worked in almost every segment of the foodservice industry. He holds business degrees and certificates in Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Accounting and Professional Sales. He is Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and a Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) through The American Culinary Federation. A Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) through the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is the author of The First Timer’s Cookbook and The First Timer’s Bakebook. His work has been recognized nationwide as well as being a regular contributor to numerous food service publications and outlets and is the recipient of numerous awards-most recently the 2015 Culinary Educator of the Year through the local American Culinary Federation’s chapter-Beehive State Chef’s Association.

He the owner of multiple food service businesses and currently the host of the Business Chef Podcast.

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