Chef Mark Tafoya
  • 43, Male
  • New York, NY
  • United States
  • Culinary Media Network
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ReMARKable Palate
Culinary Media Network
Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Consulting, Networking
Chef Mark Tafoya is Executive Producer of the Culinary Media Network, the world's first all food audio and video podcast network. Published since August of 2005, it started with the ReMARKable Palate Podcast, and has since grown to include Food Philosophy, The Culinary Roundtable, as well as other shows produced in-house. We also feature shows made by other producers.

Chef Mark is also Co-owner and President of Adventures in Gastronomy, LLC, a new media consulting and production company. We provide consulting services in the culinary sphere for companies who want to reach epicurean audiences with unique content that speaks to their passion for food and wine.

We provide production services in new media in both audio and video, providing custom made content to uniquely position our clients using the power of downloadable media.

I'm also the owner of ReMARKable Palate Personal Chef Service in Manhattan. I do regular weekly meals for select clients, and intimate private parties and cooking classes in the home. I'm a Certified Personal Chef, and serve on the National Advisory Council of the United States Personal Chef Association.
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RP146: Pantry Tips with The Full Time Mom

ReMARKable Palate #146: Pantry Tips with The Full Time Mom

On today’s show, I bring you the audio from a recent interview I did with Stephanie Ravenscraft on The Full Time Mom Podcast. Stephanie is… Continue

Posted on June 3, 2008 at 8:26pm

CMN Video: Chef Rick Bayless at NY Times Travel Show, Part 1

CMN Video: Chef Rick Bayless at NY Times Travel Show, Part 1

Chef Rick Bayless, of Chicago's Frontera Grill and Topolobampo speaks at the NY Times Travel Show, sharing his epiphanies about Mexican cooking as a young man, and his love of the markets in Mexico… Continue

Posted on June 3, 2008 at 8:24pm

CMN Video: Pizza Throwing Championship

CMN Video: Pizza Throwing Championship

It's another video from the New York Pizza Show, where we see the championship round of the pizza throwing competition. These guys really know how to sling their pizza! Keep in mind that this is real dough, not the rubber… Continue

Posted on May 28, 2008 at 10:54pm

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You can scroll through ALL of our videos right in this window. Just use the fast forward button to flip through them all.…


Posted on May 28, 2008 at 1:01pm

ReMARKable Palate #145: Marsala Wine

ReMARKable Palate #145: Marsala Wine

Today's show is an audio soundseeing tour of Florio, the legendary producer of Marsala wine, in the town of Marsala, in the province of Trapani, on the far western coast of Sicily. Our guide Marcello tells us about the history… Continue

Posted on May 28, 2008 at 1:00pm

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At 2:10pm on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Chef Mark
Today is the Deadline!
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...
- go here-
-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
At 11:35am on August 28, 2008, Personable Chef Lynn said…
Hi Mark:
I'm a uspca member and have followed many writings about you. Thank you for all you've done for the Personal Chef industry. I've recieved many an idea from you ,including clicking on this link and becoming a member. Such wonderful info.
I was checking out the culinary media network and I'm interested in becoming part of the Adventures in Gastronomy writings. I'm working on sending you a writing sample.
Lynn The Personable Chef
At 7:16am on August 6, 2008, sarah doheny said…
Hi Chef~
I wish to speak to you with regard to a fabulous event that I spearheaded 5 years ago with the City of Hope Cancer Research Institute and I am looking for Pastry Chefs for a March 9th date for the Let Them Eat Cake Wedding Cake Design Competiton held here in Philadelphia. I hosted last year Ms. Sylvia Weinstock as our presenting Judge. It is a competition for professionals. student and those who love to bake to create 100% of the proceeds go to the COH~ Love to have you as a judge!

At 9:09pm on July 21, 2008, KT said…
Hi Mark -

Any word on that project you were proposing?
At 10:46pm on May 20, 2008, Chef J.Hugh McEvoy said…
Hey Mark, Dont know if you remember me or not.
We met a while back... I'm "Chef J." out here in Chicago.

Anyway - I have a side business going out here that may
be of interest to you, and other Chefs in New York.

My partner and I teach nutrition at Kendall College. Our "side business" is doing nutrition analysis for restaurants and small businesses.

Seems like that [nutriton] is getting to be a hot subject in Nerw York. - might you be interested in "brokering" our service to New York restaurants and food businesses?

You would make 25% of our gross for "finding" the customers. Then we do the work. We have similar arrangments with chefs in other cities and its working out very well.

* we can provide better prices than any other provider we have found so far. [we have college students for labor]

Let me know if you might be interested.

At 10:59pm on March 10, 2008, Adam R. Cox said…
Love what your doing!!! A lot of info to digest!
At 12:14pm on January 27, 2008, Lia Soscia said…
Thanks Mark. It's a pretty cool site. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
At 5:26pm on January 25, 2008,
Mark, the groups capability is a bit primitive still and we're planning on this enhancement later to add group videos. In the meantime, I think the easiest method is for you to create a discussion in the group and insert the videos there. It's a bit crude, but should work. Another method is to add these to the general video and tag them with "wine". Then you could link to the videos from the group discussion.
At 5:23am on January 25, 2008, Matt Urdan said…
Hey Mark,

Thanks for inviting me to be your friend and offering to add videos to the Wine Lovers group. Unfortunately, I'm not the group owner of Wine Lovers, so you'll need to contact Ted (FohBoh) and pass along the videos to him and ask him if he would upload them.

Only the owner of a group, or the one that started the group--same person, has a box to edit, like you do on your profile page for your various preferences, to add videos, photos, and other media elements. I'm not sure if you can embed those videos in a discussion post, but I would recommend that you a start a discussion on Wine Lovers, fool around with it and see if it will allow you to add a video. If it does, great. If not, Ted's your guy. By the way, Ted is also the Technology guy for the entire FohBoh site, so if you have any technical issues at all, he's the one to talk to.

Thanks again for adding me to your friend's list. I haven't had a chance to check out your videos yet since I mostly surf this site while I'm at work, but I'll catch up. the feedback from others, however, has been incredible.

At 10:08pm on January 21, 2008, heather said…
hey chef.. thanks for the add. talk to you soon.




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