Mark Kiffin

The Compound Restaurant – Santa Fe

This year’s Superhero Chef has spent 45 years completely dedicated to the passion and craft of the table.  For him, food is not about trying to create a new trend but perfecting what you are doing every day.  He was awarded James Beard Best Chef of the Southwest in 2005 and just celebrated his 20th anniversary as the owner of The Compound in Santa Fe. Under his energetic leadership, The Compound has won many awards for their food, wine, and service. His superpowers of innovation, style, and freshness results in a Contemporary American menu focusing on regional ingredients and local sourcing.  He also supports the culinary community and works directly with many charities. NMRA is proud to honor 2021’s Chef of the Year, Mark Kiffin of The Compound. 

New Mexico Restaurants NOW! ep33 – Mark Kiffin, The Compound, Santa Fe

Sponsored by: NMRA Chef’s Table Sponsors

About The Compound

Also named “Restaurant of the Year, 2000-2001”, in the Santa Fe Reporter’s Annual Dining Guide and “Best New Restaurant” in New Mexico’s Culinary Magazine, La Cocinita. In October 2002, Gourmet Magazine listed The Compound in its “Guide to America’s Best Restaurants.” Bon Appetit lauded The Compound in the current April 2004 issue, in the Top Tables section: “The Restaurant Reporter; Around the Country and Around the World Where to Go Now”.

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Location & Contact Information

653 Canyon Rd
Santa FeNM 87501