Marcel Vigneron is a celebrity chef and the owner of the renowned Los Angeles restaurant named WOLF. He also became famous for his stint in season two of Top Chef, where he won the second runner-up in 2007.
Later on, Chef Marcel hosted his program entitled Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen. He once again competed in the all-star edition of Top Chef in 2011. The celebrity chef has also joined Superstar Sabotage: Heat 2 and The Next Iron Chef, both shown on The Food Network.
He is married to his wife, Lauren Rae Levy. He is also the owner of the restaurant “Wolf” on Melrose Ave. Know his net worth as of 2021.
Who is Marcel Vigneron?
Chef Marcel Vigneron was born on the 3rd of May, 1980, in Washington. Vigneron earned his degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. While studying there, he met his best friend and fellow chef, Spike Mendelsohn. Years later, they both competed in season 5 of The Next Iron Chef.
As a culinary student, he also worked as a sous chef under Dwayne Lipuma of Ristorante Caterina de Medici. The school owned the restaurant. The hardworking Marcel also completed his degree in Hospitality Management at the Culinary Institute of America.
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Marcel joined Top Chef in 2012 and won the second runner-up. Becoming a finalist of the popular cooking show has opened a lot of doors for Chef Marcel. He has worked with renowned chefs from all over the world, such as Joël Robuchon and Michael Mina.
Marcel also studied in Barcelona, Spain, under the renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià, owner of the famous El Bulli restaurant. Back in the US, Marcel worked as an executive sous chef of chef José Andrés of The Bazaar located in Beverly Hills. The Bazaar is a 4-star restaurant at the SLS Hotel.
In 2011, the first show of Marcel entitled Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen debuted on the SyFy Network. The celebrity chef has also appeared in other shows such as Cutthroat Kitchen, Food Fighters, Chopped, Top Chef Duels, and America’s Best Cooks.
At present, chef Marcel owns two restaurants, namely WOLF and Tacos Lobos. He is also the owner of a catering company named Global Tasting Inc.
Wife Lauren Rae Levy
Lauren Rae Levy is a celebrity stylist and businesswoman. She married celebrity chef Marcel Vigneron on the 9th of November, 2019. The couple got engaged in February 2019. They had a whimsical garden wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch located in California.
The famous chef was very hands-on when it came to the menu for the wedding. The biggest surprise of the wedding reception was the entrance of the food truck that served liquid nitrogen ice cream.
When Lauren got pregnant in 2020, they also revealed the baby’s gender through ice cream. On the 9th of December, 2020, the couple welcomed their baby boy and named him Kingston Levy Vigneron. It was a joyous moment for Marcel and Lauren.
They had a tough road to parenthood. In 2019 Lauren suffered from a miscarriage that left the couple devastated. Luckily, Lauren was able to conceive a year later and carried the baby to full term. The Vigneron family is now based in Los Angeles.
Net Worth and Restaurants
Chef Marcel Vigneron has a net worth that is estimated at around $5 million. His income primarily comes from his restaurants. Currently, he owns WOLF, a restaurant located in Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. This renowned restaurant offers modern cuisine that is native to California.
The interior of the restaurant is also modern and sleek. The local farmers and fishermen provide the ingredients for the restaurant. WOLF also offers international cuisine that is inspired by the extensive travels of Chef Marcel. Tacos Lobos is another restaurant of Chef Marcel. It is a simple Mexican restaurant still on Melrose Avenue that offers Mexican comfort food.