Celebrity Chef, Author & Restaurateur: Benchmarc Restaurants (Landmarc & Ditch Plains) and Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy
The son of a diplomat, ICE alumni Marc Murphy spent his childhood in cosmopolitan cities around the globe — and learning to love the unique cuisines of each. As a young chef, he cooked in France, Italy and New York City, refining his skills under the tutelage of great chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Terrance Brennan, Sylvain Portay and David Pasternak. His first restaurant, Landmarc, which he opened in Tribeca in February 2004, was met with high critical praise. In 2006, he opened Ditch Plains, followed by a second Landmarc location in the Time Warner Center which is celebrating 10 years this April. Fans of Food Network’s highest rated hits Chopped and Chopped Junior will no doubt recognize Marc, who’s a permanent judge on both foodie-favorite programs. Marc is also the author of Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking his debut cookbook which was released April 2015 and continues to be a top seller.