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Los Angeles, CA


Chef Peel began his career working with Wolfgang Puck at Ma Maison. He worked in France at La Tour d'Argent and Le Moulin de Mougins, then came back to California to work at Michaels and Chez Panisse. He helped open Chinois and Spago Tokyo, and was executive chef at Maxwell's Plum in New York before opening Campanile.

Peel's frequent television appearances have included: Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay, Hell's Kitchen, Knife Fight, Top Chef, Top Chef: Masters, and Top Chef: Just Desserts. He co-authored two cookbooks with Nancy Silverton: Mark Peel & Nancy Silverton At Home: Two Chefs Cook for Family and Friends, and The Food of Campanile. He contributed to The Gamble House Cookbook.