Mark Miller
Mark Miller Mark Miller Mark Miller Mark Miller was born in Boston, Mas­sachusetts in 1948, and moved to North­ern Cal­i­for­nia in 1967 to study at UC 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. In 1979, he start­ed Fourth Street Grill in Berke­ley. This led to his be­ing cred­it­ed as the "founder of Mod­ern South­west­ern Cui­sine."

In 1983, Great Chefs Tele­vi­sion was pro­duc­ing a thir­teen-part series called Great Chefs of San Fran­cis­co for PBS, while Chef Miller was still at Berke­ley's Fourth Street Grill. This as­so­ci­a­tion spanned ten years, four restau­rants, and 15 orig­i­nal dishes. He sold Fourth Street Grill in 1985, but prior to his open­ing his Coy­ote Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Great Chefs caught up with Chef Miller again at Great Chef Wolfgang Puck's SPAGO in Los An­ge­les, where in 1986 they were pro­duc­ing Great Chefs of the West for PBS.

In 1991, Chef Miller opened "Red Sage" restau­rant in Wash­ing­ton DC, so Great Chefs Tele­vi­sion, who were pro­duc­ing Great Chefs of the East at the time, showed up to tape Chef Mark Miller again, prepar­ing a Seared Spicy Tuna with Mole Amar­il­lo.

In 2002, Chef Mark opened an­oth­er restau­rant, "Wild­fire" in Sydney, Aus­tralia, and in 2008, he closed Coy­ote Café and re­tired. Today he is still con­sult­ing and work­ing with "Bone­heads in At­lanta" on a fast, ca­su­al-con­cept restau­rant chain, when he is not trav­el­ing over­seas.