Mark Tarbell (the only winning competitor on the 5th season of "Iron Chef America") opened Tarbell's in 1994.
Previously he had studied in Paris at the l'Academie du Vin and earned a Grande Diplôme d'Etude Culinaire from Ecole du Cuisine La Varenne.
Mark and his restaurants (he also owns The Oven in Denver) have earned more than 50 city and industry awards, including a "Best Restaurant" from Food and Wine magazine and a nomination as "Best Chef - Southwest" by the James Beard Foundation.
Mark cooked at elements restaurant at Sanctuary in a special edition "Lunch and Learn" with Beau MacMillan and Lee Hillson. Sold Out! ...
The local grower known as the "Gucci Gardener", Carl Seacat, was our guest of honor and Chef Matt conjured Carl's gorgeous produce into six courses. ...