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Reno chef donates thousands of dollars to local non-profits


mark_estee_feature1-4919167-4295343Mark Estee, local chef restaurateur, recently won Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network, bringing home $10,500 for three nonprofit organizations.

Estee will split winnings equally among the Northern Nevada Food Bank, the Green House Project and Urban Roots.

Mark Estee said he is driven by a love for authentic ingredients that create true connections between land, farmer, food and diner. He is the chef/owner of Campo Reno, Campo Mammoth, Chez Louie, Heritage, Glenbrook Club and two Burger Me restaurants.

Estee’s reputation for supporting local farmers and food suppliers is ingrained into each restaurant concept, and it is a staple among the food community and his business practices are said to be progressive, thoughtful and direct.

Samantha Wang
Samantha Wang
Samantha Wang was born in Las Vegas. She is a senior at the University of Nevada Reno, majoring in Journalism, and minoring in Photography. In the future Samantha aspires to be in the fashion industry as a fashion editor. Her hobbies include exercising, reading, shopping, and taking photographs.