Chef/Owner The Compound Restaurant Santa Fe
Mark Kiffin, celebrated Chef/Owner and author of The Compound Restaurant, won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award as Best Chef of the Southwest 2005. The Compound is Santa Fe’s premier restaurant with Chef Kiffin’s acclaimed seasonal contemporary American cuisine derived from Santa Fe’s rich heritage of regional and Mediterranean influences. The New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Wine Spectator have all selected the Compound as Santa Fe’s favorite. Chef Kiffin re-opened The Compound, a long-time beloved culinary presence located in the heart of Santa Fe’s cultural Mecca, Canyon Road, on May 30th, 2000. The restaurant celebrates his 50th anniversary this year with Kiffin owning it for the most recent 15 years.Through Chef Kiffin’s diligence and dedication, the restaurant has been reinvigorated, has reclaimed its original stature as a leading destination and is currently one of the very finest restaurants in the region. A recognized leader in Southwestern cuisine, Kiffin has developed a unique and exciting signature contemporary American menu, focusing his seasonally-evolving menu on true regional ingredients and New World influences deftly combined with the culinary style and flavors of the Mediterranean.Kiffin opened Zacatecas Tacos & Tequila in Albuquerque in 2013 and it was a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best New Restaurant.
A recognized leader in Southwestern cuisine, Kiffin has developed a unique and exciting signature contemporary American menu.