The Top 10 Chefs You Need To Know In Santa Fe, New Mexico

New York may be a culinary mecca, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of food talent. As such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight celebrity, notable, or otherwise up-and-coming chefs you should know about across the country.

Okay, okay, we’ll freely admit that we had New Mexico on our minds after a few too many Breaking Bad marathons, but we’ll fast-forward through the obligatory “real cooks > meth cooks” joke, because we were highly impressed by the caliber of chefs we found in the Land of Enchantment. The capital of this culinary state, of course, is Santa Fe. The epicenter of the Southwest Cuisine movement, the city’s attracted chefs from around the country (and even the world) to offer up their own variations on the region’s cuisine. The results: one of the most competitive restaurant scenes we’ve seen in a small city yet.

  • Zane

    Wow—much appreciate the Santa Fe chef love. You’ve got a few errors, however. Charles Dale is no longer at Terra at Encantado (which is also misspelled in the article and the tag), and Joseph Wrede has moved to Tomme. The Palace is now helmed by talented young chef, Ryan Gabel. PS, James Cambell Caruso has a new joint called “Taberna.”

    There a ton of other great new and established chefs launching some fabulous projects out here, so we look forward to some more press. Thanks, again.

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