Chef Marcel Vigneron heads up the kitchen at Comedor in Laguna Beach. (Check out FabCA’s take on the restaurant here.) “I have been working on Restaurant Comedor for quite some time, one could say it started with my first trip to Spain, where I fell in love with the food and culture.” Learn about Chef Marcel Vigneron…
Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
First job: Dishwasher
Favorite ways to spend your free time in CA: At the beach with my family and friends.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: My son, Kingston. He is my best creation yet, and I just love him to pieces.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Surviving the industry for over 25 years. It can get pretty grueling at times.
Someone who inspires you and why: My wife. Her strength as a mother, her self sacrifice and her dedication to our family is awe-inspiring.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Stay humble. Treat every project like it’s your first, but learn from every project like it’s your last and make sure you surround yourself with good people.
Favorite quote: “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.” —Brillat-Savarin
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I was born in a small town in Kansas called Newton. Well, I guess you could say that we are not in Kansas anymore, Toto.
What makes someone fabulous: Their energy!