Chef Marko Ellinger has been reinventing his culinary innovation for over thirty years to the delight of international audiences and noted celebrities. As a performance artist, cookbook author, television personality and contemporary chef, Marko promotes strategies with nutrient-dense foods that are cost effective, environmentally sustainable, highly nutritious, visually engaging, and absolutely delicious. He studied as an advanced student with John Ash at the Culinary Institute of America and was asked to be the private chef for Kevin Spacey while Spacey was filming in Austin. Marko most recently completed a cooking assignment for Dr. Oz and his extended family in Maine. He is currently transitioning as the Executive Chef at Balcones Springs to be The Culinary Education Specialist at Travaasa, offering nutritional cooking demonstrations for our guests. Marko is also a faculty member at The Natural Epicurean Academy and a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.