Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Welcomes Executive Chef Kai Autenrieth
Chef Autenrieth will bring a distinct global perspective and command of international flavour profiles to
“Chef Kai’s passion and curiosity for international fare is perfectly suited for Santa Fe’s vibrant multi-cultural culinary scene,” says Meredith MacFarlane, General Manager,
Chef Autenrieth’s extensive knowledge and training in regional cuisines of Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa will be on display as he merges his global take with local ingredients including corn, honey, chilies and more to create a locally driven menu while paying tribute to New Mexican culinary traditions and Southwestern influences. The Resort’s herb and vegetable garden will also be a source of inspiration, which will serve as the location of Terra’s popular Chef’s Table, offering a dynamic dining experience for guests.
His curiosity and love of food began as a child where he foraged for mushrooms in the forests outside of Munich. He attended culinary school in Bad Wörishofen, Germany and his first professional experiences were as a pastry chef in Switzerland. Chef Autenrieth is joined by his wife and child in Santa Fe where they are eager to explore the destination’s unique landscapes, art and culture.
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