Executive Chef Fernando Ruiz is known byTV viewers for his culinary skills. He is also the Executive Chef at Lodge and Ranch at Chama Land and Cattle Company, which is legendary for its big game hunting, its trout fishing and its luxurious accommodations. 

Ruiz spoke about his sudden claim to fame after appearing on the Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, Chopped, and Beat Bobby Flay which he did most recently during the recording of the show in New York. Ruiz says he blames his wife of 18 years, Michelle for his culinary success. Both met in Española.

The Executive Chef says he is working on an autobiography cookbook, but one has to wonder if a movie on his life is in the works? Seems appropriate, but that question remains unanswered. In the meantime, you can catch him preparing delicious food items at The Lodge and Ranch at Chama Land and Cattle Company.