Clients & References

Chef Mark has prepared menus for events and individuals from myriad industries, including:

Chef Mark with Howard DeanFriends of Howard Dean
Fundraising Brunch

Perlina Handbags
Buyer’s Breakfast

Williams-Sonoma Albuquerque, NM
Vietnamese Cooking Class

Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association
Donor’s Brunch

Author Anthony Schneider
Book Release party for Tony Soprano on Management

Acronym Media
Holiday Party

Complexions Contemporary Dance Company
Cocktail Party with Hors d’Oeuvres

Henry Barnard School Parent Teacher Association, New Rochelle, NY
Teacher Appreciation Omelet Breakfast

His individual clients include those from such distinguished companies as Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, UNESCO, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Corcoran Realty, McKinsey & Co, Yale University, Harvard University, Disney, Hunton-Williams PC, NYU Medical Center, Metropolis Concierge Services, O, the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Vogue, Johnson and Johnson, and Pfizer.

Chef Mark has also cooked for governors, senators, movie stars, supermodels and royalty. However, his real pleasure is cooking for regular folks who love good food made in their homes!


Mark, Thank you so much for a wonderful class!! We all voted and thought you were great and want you to come back anytime!!

– Judy Ternes (Manager, Williams-Sonoma Albuquerque)

Put yourself into the capable hands of personal chef Mark Tafoya. He’ll present his delicious food to your happy guests, while you are free to socialize with guests. I highly recommend him for a wonderful evening.

-Tom Rielly (Vice-President, Acronym Media)

The Remarkable Palate is not only DELICIOUS and DELECTABLE, it is also DARING and best of all, completely DONE for DINING. Mark and Remarkable Palate are FIRST RATE all the way!

-Jon Wilner (Owner, Island Properties of the Pines)

Mark you are an honorable man and I appreciate it. Integrity will take you far in life and career. this is what life has taught me over and over again.
We had a wonderful time and I thank you for being able to “tune in” so perceptively. We had a very ambitious menu and you did a great job of coming up with it. The Adobo sauce is outstanding. Next time you whip up a batch, please call me so that I can have some!

-Susheel Kurien

We really LOVE your cooking!

– Jessica Levin

Mark, Thank you for doing such a great job. Chere and I were very impressed with the entire Personal Chef experience. We will recommend you highly to friends and family. Best regards.

-Sean Carey

I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for making my husband’s 40th birthday celebration so memorable. As amazing as your website is, it doesn’t even do justice to your sensational culinary talent. Putting aside the fabulous flavors of each dish, the presentation and service was wonderful and each element of your services demonstrated how much pride you take in your work. The added bonus was that we ended up with enough left over to enjoy the next evening! I’ve already passed on your information to friends and family. Thanks again.

– Renee Lesser