"Food is something that soothes your soul," says chef Marc Forgione. Photo courtesy Evan Sung.
Forgione opened his award-winning restaurant, "Restaurant Marc Forgione" (formerly known as Forge) in 2008, with Christopher Blumlo.
Inside his eponymous restaurant, in Tribeca, New York.
The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2010. Pictured, its "smores en fuego," Photo courtesy Mark Rywelski.
In 2010, Forgione won Season 3 of "The Next Iron Chef." Pictured here he teaches "Reinventing Classic Comfort Food" at the New York Culinary Experience in May 2013.
Pictured, Forgione's suckling pig face. Photo courtesy Evan Sung.
A review by The New York Times rated Forgione's food as "three times better than it needs to be." Pictured, his chili lobster. Photo courtesy Mark J Rywelski.
At the age of 16 Marc began working alongside his father, chef Larry Forgione, at the "An American Place" restaurant in New York City. Pictured, Marc's signature chicken under a brick. Photo courtesy Mark J Rywelski.
The acclaimed chef also spends time cooking for a good cause. Pictured here he prepares a meal for celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern's "Dinner For A Better New York" benefiting "Services For The UnderServed," which offers housing and skills building for disadvantaged people.