Barbara Marcos

Pastry Chef Barbara Marcos discovered her love for the culinary world while in college started making custom cakes for special orders. She moved to Aspen in 2013 on a J1 Visa where she initially worked in the front of the house at The St. Regis Aspen Resort though found herself drawn to the pastry department. She then joined 7908 restaurant's pastry department, working with Celebrity Chef Byron Gomez. To further enhance her pastry skills, she participated in an intensive workshop with acclaimed pastry chef Jesus Escalera who was recognized as Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef. She joined The Nell's pastry team in June of 2022 and has been working her way up the ladder ever since. For Barbara, the chance to meet and work alongside acclaimed chefs regularly keeps her professional journey dynamic and constantly intriguing. In her free time, she spends time with her husband and their daughter. Additionally, she thoroughly enjoys exploring new dining venues around town, indulging in delicious meals, and discovering the latest culinary offerings. Leading the pastry team at a five-star, five-diamond hotel has been a long-standing goal of hers. Looking ahead, her aspiration is to expand her horizons by establishing herself as a renowned pastry chef globally.


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Please note that the hotel and all dining outlets, with the exception of Ajax Tavern, are closed for the season, reopening on May 21. Ajax Tavern will be closed for the season starting April 22.

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Events Calendar
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Wine Cellar Experiences
A reputation as rich as its cellar - now is your chance to experience a unique part of The Little Nell wine program. Enjoy a private cellar tasting or dinner, catered to your every need and hosted by one of our sommeliers.
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Summer Adventures
Sunny skies and blooming wildflowers set the ideal atmosphere for a Summer Adventure in Aspen. Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters on a fly fishing excursion, or elevate your perspective with an off-road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain.

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