Chef & Restauranteur
Mark Miller was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948. He moved to Northern California in 1967 to study anthropology at Berkeley. His early cooking career started at Chez Panisse cooking under Alice Waters, and with Richard Olmey during trips to France. He then went on to cook at the Santa Fe Grill in Berkeley, prior to Great Chef Jeremiah Tower’s arrival at the restaurant. In 1979, he started Fourth Street Grill, also in Berkeley, where he is credited as being the “founder of Modern Southwestern Cuisine” that was introduced there. He later opened Coyote Café in Santa Fe, Red Sage in Washington D.C., and Wild Fire in Sydney, Australia.