A Surprise Guest Chef Stops By The Kitchen
Just kicking back from a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, when another wonderful guest chef stop by the kitchen to chat with us.
Us: Hi Chef Marcel, welcome to the Blogging Top Chef Kitchen.
Marcel: Sorry for the delay but I'm extremely bizay!
Us: Who do you admire, in the cooking realm and outside of it as well?
Marcel: My culinary muses, are Ferran and Albert Adria (El Bulli), Grant Achatz (Alenia), Heston Blumenthal (Fat Duck), Wylie Dufresne (wd~50) For their creativity and development of molecular gastronomy. I also admire Thomas Keller (French Laundry) For his pursuit of perfection, simplicity, and finesse Lastly, every chef I’ve ever worked for that either pushed me, taught me, lit a fire under my ass, patted me on the back, and ultimately made me the cook I am today.
Us: If you could not be a chef, what would you be doing?
Marcel: If I wasn't a chef I would probably be a musician. You work with your hands, get to be creative and make something for other people to enjoy. Not to mention chefs and rock stars have similar lifestyles.
Us: What inspired you to become a chef?
Marcel: My first trip to Europe was the spark that ignited the fire that fueled me to pursue a journey to chefdom. Seeing how food was such a big part of all of these different cultures lifestyles and how it was so vastly different from place to place was something I found very intriguing. As I began cooking I realized that I had found my calling. No other occupation requires you to utilize every scense which kept the inferno blazing for me. I also like the fact that cooking gives you the opportunity to be creative with flavors and artistic with your plate presentations which is extremely fulfilling for me and continued to fuel the fire.
Us: Whats your favorite junk food?
Marcel: In n Out as far as establishments and Chicken Wings in terms of food.
Us: Got any funny stories you’d like to share?
Marcel: Maybe another time remind me later.
Us: What do you do for fun?
Marcel: Live life! I love the outdoors so anything outside: hiking, skiing, surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing, wakeboarding. Other than that I just like to hang out with my friends and family.
Us: Got any quick recipes you would like to share?
Marcel: Another time.
Chef Biatch: Ok, gotta ask, what’s with the hair and how do you feel about being compared to Heatmiser and Syndrome?
Marcel: I don’t know who those people are or that I’m compared to them, so ?
I actually asked production to let me cut my hair several times during the show because it was getting out of control, but they wouldn't let me do it due to "continuity".
Chef Biatch: Ok, I did post your picture with Heatmiser and Syndrome as a joke, don’t hold it against me, ok? Lol, you can tell me fat jokes if it makes you feel better.
Us: Thanks for playing along. We at BTC wish you the best of luck on the show,
Marcel: Thanks I will try to give you more info later.
Enjoy Chef Marcel and fine dining at Joël Robuchon at The Mansion in the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.
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