Hailing from The Bronx, New York, Chef Marc Quiñones moved to New Mexico as a teenager before returning to New York to begin his professional career. After working in kitchens all over Manhattan, Chef moved to Arizona to attend The Le Cordon Bleu Culinary program and graduated on The Presidents List of The Scottsdale Culinary Institute. After a stint on The Big Island of Kona, Hawaii, Marc returned to The Land of Enchantment, where he has run some of the State's finest properties, including The Sandia Resort & Casino, Santa Fe's The Inn & Spa at Loretto, and most recently The Hotel Andaluz.
Chef Quiñones is highly decorated as a Chef, having been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Today Show, Gordon Ramsay's Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped, and Alton Brown's Cutthroat Kitchen on The Food Network. He has received multiple high-level awards, such as New Mexico Chef of the Year by The New Mexico Restaurant Association & has been voted The Best Chef in the City four times. Additionally, he reached the podium back to back years at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was the first Chef representing a landlocked state to do so. With over 12 years of proven well documented success at the Four Diamond Luxury Hotel & Resort level, we invite you to experience Chef Marc's unique energy and creative flair where his passion for all things New Mexico, culture, and inspirations from his travels come alive. Chef Marc was named Local Hero & Best Chef By Edible New Mexico for outstanding Culinary excellence and making a positive impact on New Mexico's food system.