The Compound Restaurant
653 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States (US), 87501
Chef Kiffin celebrated his 20th anniversary as owner of The Compound restaurant on May 30th, 2019, a cornerstone of the culinary landscape in Santa Fe, located in the Arts District on Canyon Road. The restaurant renowned for its distinctive style and elegance recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016; Kiffin has developed a signature Contemporary American menu, using New World influences combined with the culinary style and flavors of the Mediterranean. Kiffin focuses his seasonally evolving menu on available regional ingredients and local sourcing making both restaurants truly farm to table. Twenty-eight years in Santa Fe has strengthened Kiffin’s love and passion for New Mexico. He recognizes not only the responsibility in taking care of one of Santa Fe’s true treasures, the Compound Restaurant, but also the importance of taking care of his community. Becoming a sitting board member for the Santa Fe Wine and Chile committee in 2008, Kiffin ensured a voice for the local Santa Fe restaurants participating in the annual Wine and Chile Fiesta held every September. He recently joined the board for the New York Grand Fondo, which will be held annually in Santa Fe as well. In addition to his board work, Kiffin has multiple charities he works with exclusively including Las Campanas Compadres, The New Mexico Cancer Foundation, and the Santa Fe Opera of which he makes generous donations each year and holds annual benefit dinners. Kiffin will again join efforts with the No Kid Hungry Foundation in Dallas TX alongside Chef Stephen Pyles making this his 5th appearance for the event. Kiffin other philanthropy includes Adaptive Sports Program of New Mexico, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, The Lensic Theater, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, and the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market.
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