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Santa Fe’s Inn and Spa at Loretto Announces Executive Chef Marc Quinones will be a Competitor on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen

Rising star Chef Marc Quinones will compete for the top prize on Cutthroat Kitchen airing January 17th at 10/9 pm CST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 12, 2016; Santa Fe, New Mexico: Santa Fe’s awardwinning Inn and Spa at Loretto, A Destination Hotel, is proud to announce its Executive Chef, Marc Quiñones, has been invited to compete on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. The episode, titled Showdown at the Croquet Corral, will air Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 10/9 pm Central Standard Time.

The show features four chefs competing against each other with specific meals they must prepare after they are given a set amount of money to use to their advantage or to sabotage their opponents. Chef Quiñones will first be required to use his chef skills and strategy by having to play croquet while making croquettes. If he makes it out of the first round he will then have a sumo showdown as he makes Yakitori, and if he makes it to the final round, ride a banana boat while making Bananas Foster.

“I can’t wait for America to watch how it all goes down,” said Chef Quiñones. “This was a life altering experience in that I was able to compete on a national stage against some of the top chefs in the industry.” 

“Chef Quiñones is ever evolving and developing as a chef,” said Tom McCann, General Manager at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. “We are excited to see him compete on the Food Network and be able to display his many talents.”

The Inn and Spa at Loretto will be hosting a viewing party with Chef Quiñones.
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:00pm MST
Location: Living Room
Food and Beverage: Food corresponding with the shows themes will be served during commercial breaks. Living Room menu available. Cash bar and drink specials.

Born and raised in the South Bronx, Quiñones has been the Executive Chef at Luminaria at the Inn and Spa at Loretto for two years. Prior to that he was at Bien Shur in Albuquerque and won Albuquerque THE Magazine’s title of “Best Chef in the City” in 2012 and 2013 as well as winning Grand Champion at the Souper Bowl in 2013. In addition, Quiñones won the 2014 Chef’s Knockout titles of Critic’s Choice, People’s Choice and Best in Show. Quiñones staged for Chef John Besh at his signature restaurant, August, in New Orleans and has been selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America. One of his career highlights was cooking for the President George W. Bush aboard Air Force One. Quiñones attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale where he graduated with a 4.0 and became a member of Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of New York. He has cooked in Hawaii, Arizona and Napa, Calif. before coming to NM.

For press inquiries, contact:
Marissa Yniguez
JLH Media
520 873 7977

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