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Cristian Pontiggia

Cristian Pontiggia

Executive Chef El Nido Santa Fe

Lombardy native, Executive Chef Cristian Pontiggia is the proud recipient of many awards. In addition to working at two Michelin Star awarded restaurants in Europe, he has received several awards for cooking and wine knowledge from the Chaine des Rotisseurs. The Italian government recognizes him as a Master Chef and he holds a culinary degree that certifies him as a Doctor of Oenogastronomy. Chef Cristian is actively engaged in the Santa Fe community and volunteers as a Cooking With Kids Super Chef.

Chef Cristian recently took over the reigns at the iconic El Nido restaurant in Tesuque.

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