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Chefs Larry and Marc Forgione: the most notable father/son chef “duo” in America (S9/Ep.01)

Published on: 19th July, 2023

Larry Forgione is considered “the godfather” of American cuisine and is largely responsible for changing the way Americans eat, beginning the entire “Farm-to-Table” movement. 

Marc Forgione is the acclaimed chef and owner of NYC restaurants Peasant, Restaurant Marc Forgione, and One Fifth. He is the youngest American born chef to ever receive a Michelin star and also the winner of “Iron Chef” Season 3.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What it was like being Larry Forgione’s son as a young cook in the early 2000’s
  • The moment Marc knew he was ready to open his own restaurant
  • How Larry came to coin the term “free-range” 
  • Advice for other “duos” + more!

The Forgiones are incredibly philanthropic. Larry is co-founder of NYC Citymeals on Wheels Chefs’ Tribute event, and Marc works with organizations such as Cookies For Kids’ Cancer and City Harvest. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chefs Larry and Marc Forgione.

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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