Marc QuionesHotel Andaluz, a leading lifestyle boutique hotel in Albuquerque, has hired Chef Marc Quiñones as its new Executive Chef. Mr Quiñones joins the Hotel Andaluz with more than a decade of culinary experience.

“We are thrilled to announce Marc Quiñones as Executive Chef at Hotel Andaluz,” said Chris Jacoby, Marketing Manager at Hotel Andaluz. “He brings a tremendous amount of talent and experience to the culinary team, and we are very excited to see his vision for the hotel’s food offerings come to life.”

As Executive Chef, Mr Quiñones will oversee all of the culinary operations at Hotel Andaluz, downtown Albuquerque’s only four diamond-rated hotel, including banquets, catering, and the hotel’s two restaurants MAS Tapas y Vino and Ibiza Rooftop Restaurant and Bar.

“I am honored to be a part of the Hotel Andaluz team,” said Marc Quiñones, Executive Chef at Hotel Andaluz. “The property is stunning and I look forward to reflecting the hotel’s Spanish culinary style.”

Mr Quiñones has more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant and food industry and began his career in New York City. He relocated to New Mexico in 2007 where he has held various positions from Chef de Cuisine at Bien Shur in Sandia Resort and Casino to Executive Chef at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe. Mr Quiñones graduated from Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Mr Quiñones has been recognized for his culinary expertise throughout his career including being named “Best Chef” for two consecutive years in Albuquerque the Magazine. He was also a finalist on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” and a contestant on Food Network’s “Chopped.”

Mr Quiñones will manage and oversee a team of 30 employees at the hotel. “As Executive Chef, I look forward to leading a team of incredibly talented people and help them thrive in their careers,” said Mr Quiñones.