Chef Ambassador Program

Creating a larger voice for New Mexico Agriculture.

The New Mexico—Taste the Tradition® Chef Ambassador Program was created by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Development Division (NMDA) out of a need and desire to create a larger voice for New Mexico agriculture and leave a lasting impact on buyers and consumers both in-state and nationally.

NMDA Chef Ambassadors 2018

First Class of Chef Ambassadors: Chef Rocky Durham and Chef John Hartley

NMDA is now requesting applications for a new class of Chef Ambassadors.  Deadline to apply is October 10, 2022.

Completed Applications and Commitment Forms should be emailed to before the deadline.