The kitchen is being hailed as the latest man cave. And why not? With sharp knives, powerful electrics, and a long list of celebrity male chefs to emulate, men are discovering culinary skills beyond the grill and cooking an average 34 meals per month or 8 meals per week. Take a cue from three of our favorite male chefs with these signature menu items, made in their commercial Vitamix blenders.
Chef Marc Murphy
The Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette by Marc Murphy, executive chef of Benchmarc Restaurants by Marc Murphy in NYC and frequent judge on the Food Network’s Chopped, is so popular in his restaurants that he sells it by the quart.
Chef Ron DeSantis
For a tangier dressing, Ron DeSantis’s Tomato Vinaigrette, comes together easily with just a few staple ingredients. DeSantis is a certified master chef, a former faculty member of the Culinary Institute of America, and currently the director of culinary excellence at Yale University.
Chef Jonathon Sawyer
Chef Jonathon Sawyer, owner of The Greenhouse Tavern and Noodlecat in Cleveland, shared his stunning Black Walnut and Sage Soup, complete with a video demonstration so you can recreate the soup with ease.
Chef Steve Schimoler
For cocktail hour, try Steve Schimoler’s Frozen Abuelita Drink—a blend of chocolate and Mexican coffee, tequila, and orange liqueur, with the added bite of ancho and chipotle chilies. Steve is chef/owner of Cleveland restaurant Crop Bistro, named by Zagat as one of America’s top restaurants.