Albuquerque chef ranks third in national food competition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque chef took third place at the 14th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off, a national competition in New Orleans.

Thirteen U.S. chefs were pitted against one another in a live cooking show last weekend.

Marc Quiñones is the executive chef at Mas Tapas Y Vino, located inside Albuquerque’s Hotel Andaluz. His dish, New Mexico spiced duck fat fried oysters, featured Chimayo red Chile and Hatch green chile.

Quiñones has competed on the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Chopped.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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