Chef Marc Forgione is the chef/owner of Restaurant Marc Forgione and American Cut and is the co-owner/partner of Khe-Yo. He is one of the Iron Chefs competing on Food Network's "Iron Chef America", following his win on season 3 of "The Next Iron Chef." Restaurant Marc Forgione was recognized with a glowing two-star review in the New York Times and received a Michelin star consecutively three years in a row. American Cut pairs Chef Forgione's award-winning, modern and signature take on fine dining with the comforts of the new American steakhouse. In summer 2013 he opened a Laotian restaurant, Khe-Yo, with Executive Chef Soulayphet Schwader. Chef Forgione's first cookbook, "Marc Forgione: Recipes and Stories from the Acclaimed Chef and Restaurant" was published in late April 2014. In addition to supporting numerous NYC charities, Chef Forgione is a Chef Ambassador for Family Reach Foundation, a member of City Harvest's Food Council, and a member of Feeding America's Entertainment Council.

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What is your earliest memory involving food or wine?
My Dad's crab cakes when I was 8 years old