New Syfy Series MARCEL’S QUANTUM KITCHEN Announced

Marcel's Quantum Kitchen

What happens when cooking meets science? You get what Chef Marcel Vigneron, one of America’s most notorious chefs on the cutting edge of the culinary field, calls molecular gastronomy. Beginning March 22 at 10pm eastern/9pm central, Syfy viewers will be able to see this high tech culinary science in action with MARCEL’S QUANTUM KITCHEN, which follows the chef as he embarks on the next phase of his career at the helm of his own catering and event company.

While Marcel has already made a name for himself in the culinary world as a seasoned molecular gastronomy chef extraordinaire (he was the head chef at one of Los Angeles’ hottest bar/restaurants, Bar 210), fans of Top Chef: All Stars will remember him as having an over-sized ego, so he knows he has a lot to prove.

In each one-hour episode of Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen, Marcel will be hired by a demanding client to produce and pull off extraordinary dishes and celebrations. Based on the clients’ requests, Marcel will have to dream up a menu and a spectacular execution of his ideas. He taps into the depths of his imagination and culinary talents to brainstorm everything from the decor to a delicious menu that emphasizes his unparalleled brand of molecular gastronomy. Some of the inventive dishes Marcel creates in the series include a flaming prawn that literally ignites at the dinner table to a futuristic flying pizza, a cube of watermelon that looks, smells, and tastes like tuna and a rice tablet that causes the diner’s mouth to billow smoke when it’s eaten.

Marcel invites three of his most creative culinary colleagues on his new adventure: mixologist and chef Devon Espinosa, cook, jack-of-all-trades and artist Jarrid Masse, and assistant cook and caterer Robyn Wilson. For his first event, a philanthropist hires Marcel to cater an elaborate event to increase awareness for the Wildlife Waystation, an exotic animal refuge and sanctuary. Marcel and his team create an amazing safari-themed party. The menu includes an edible map and “Himalayan Tiger’s Breath,” which is prepared using liquid nitrogen. He and the event planner bump heads over the event décor. But he will stop at nothing in order to pull off an evening filled with unforgettable dishes in a truly magical setting.

Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen premieres on SYfy Tuesday, March 22 at 10pm eastern/9pm central.