By Lila Asnani, Foodable Contributor
Earlier this week, we spoke with Chef Mark Estee, a restaurateur and entrepreneur, who is from Boston but who now happily calls Reno home. Estee owns and operates eight restaurants in the Reno and Lake Tahoe regions. He is also a community leader who is deeply involved with nonprofits in the area.
Join us as we discover, below, how Estee is taking on the Reno culinary scene and what he has learned in the past 10+ years of being an operator:
Foodable: How and why did you get started in the culinary field?
Mark Estee: I went to a typical college for 3 years trying to be a football star/history teacher and then decided to go to Johnson and Wales culinary school in Providence, RI from 1991-93.
I knew I had made the right decision because I loved what I was doing. I love that the culinary field changes everyday. It challenges me and my team constantly. We have a great network of people. We all have our jobs and we rely on each other. We’re a family and we hold each other accountable.Read More