Mark Estee is a community leader and nationally recognized chef who is dedicated to building a thriving restaurant culture in Reno and Lake Tahoe. Extending his footprint across northern Nevada and northern California, Estee owns and/or operates eight restaurants, where menu offerings encompass his philosophy of simple, seasonal, fresh and local. The atmospheres? Warm, lively and inviting. Just like him.
Estee’s reputation for supporting local farmers and food suppliers is ingrained into each restaurant concept and used as an example within the slow food movement. He is often heard asking, “Do you know where your food comes from?” He is a staple among the food community and his business practices are recognized as progressive, thoughtful and direct. Continually developing new dishes based on his “Whole Hog” philosophy, Estee builds full-flavored food using every portion of every ingredient.
From menu items to cooking practices, Estee believes that his responsibility as a chef is to use culinary creativity to innovate how food is prepared and served. As an entrepreneur, not only is he spreading a message of sustainability and local significance, but also a deep-rooted passion for farmers, ranchers, regional products, produce and food education.
Mark Estee’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in everything he touches. From the way he interacts with patrons and staff to the incredible involvement he has among the community, Estee approaches each day with vibrant integrity. He won’t ask his staff to do something he wouldn’t; he is not afraid to shake things up if it can be done better.
The kitchen is a classroom where he goes to learn, teach and perfect his craft. His style is influenced by what he has seen and done; his drive to continually improve and expand is rooted by what he sees in others. Estee’s passion for food and people keeps pace with his love of Reno and Lake Tahoe. He continues to change and shape the evolving food culture and talks about his passion for the biggest little city on a national platform, every opportunity he is given. He is without a doubt, one of the region’s most prominent advocates.
Mark Estee’s Restaurants
Mission Statement: We treat others as we want to be treated. We have respect for our products, our people, our guests and our community.
Campo Reno (Owner)
Campo Mammoth (Managing Partner)
Burger Me! Truckee, CA and Reno, NV (Owner)
chez louie (Owner)
Heritage (Managing Partner)
Reno Provisions (Owner)
Awards, Accolades & Appearances
Kids Cook For Success (an arm of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign) – Selected as Nevada’s Top Chef, 2014
Cooking Channel – Bite This with Nadia G, 2014
Food Network - Guys Grocery Games, 2014
Reno Chamber of Commerce – Community Spirit, 2014
James Beard House in New York City, 2013
Reno Gazette Journal – Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013
Food Network – Guy Fieri’s Top 10 Burger, 2013
Food Network - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, 2013
James Beard Semifinalist - Best Chef, West, 2013
Trattoria the Movie, 2013
4-Diamond Awahnee Hotel in Yosemite
Pebble Beach Food and Wine Expo
Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival
Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival
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