Owners

Mark Rooks & Ridgway Grace

Bleu Bear Market was created by Mark Rooks and his wife Ridgway Grace. Our 100% GLUTEN-FREE market focuses on healthy living and healthy eating with plenty of vegan options!

Our goal was to take the guesswork out of grocery shopping and label reading. From fresh produce, bakery goods, a drink cafe, and gelato, to smoothies, a salad bar, acai bowls and so much more, your taste buds are sure to be satisfied! We want to help the community regain their options of eating healthy on-the-go.

Owners, Mark & Ridgway, also own two food trucks (Beast of the Street) & Rent-A-Chef, inc. (catering), Haddonfield Donut and Bleu Bear Bakery (Haddonfield). They are the proud parents of Kendall, Adaline, Everly, Corson & Indigo!

RIDGWAY GRACE, OWNER & CHEF

Ridgway Grace is a 2004 graduate of The Academy of culinary Arts in Mays Landing NJ where she obtained her associates degree. Ridgway furthered her education at Drexel university where she received her bachelor’s degree with a major in hospitality and a minor in business.

MARK ROOKS OWNER & CHEF

Mark Rooks Rent a Chef Bleu Bear

Mark Rooks is a 1992 graduate of The Restaurant School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While at The Restaurant School, Chef Mark completed the chef training program, which included several culinary arts programs. Chef Mark’s apprenticeship took place in Paris, France, with a return trip in 1998 for additional training at Le Cordon Bleu. Most recently, Chef Mark attended Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School in Manhattan for a sushi workshop.

"Great sausage egg & cheese burrito this morning, I'll be back for sure. Great looking options from sweets to burgers to coffee to milkshakes to gorgeous lamb chops... and seemingly everything in between. Delicious sandwiches · Great breakfast · Cozy atmosphere" Ryan A Skorch - Google Review Google Review
"Bleu Bear is incredible! They have fresh produce, wonderful baked goods, and lots of other grocery staples for our family. Most importantly, their staff is incredibly kind, responsive, and competent. I can not recommend this small business enough!! What a lovely gem in our community." Sarah Trocchio - Google Review
"My daughter and husband said the chicken with asparagus was the best. Too bad I do not live closer so I would never have to cook. The dessert selections were also great. Great selection · Fresh food" Stephanie Hulmes Exley - Google Review