Starting at a very young age, Chef Marcel has had a deep love and appreciation for food. Born in Brazil yet raised in Queens, New York, Marcel Cocit starting cooking with his Romanian mother and Italian/Spanish father. From age five, he started dabbling in the kitchen as they cooked family favorites and knew right away that this was his calling.
Learning to cook with his parents as well as several culinary arts classes have only deepened the love Chef Marcel has for all things culinary. He is a graduate of New York Restaurant School and has a certificate in Culinary Arts. He considers his real school to have taken place as he worked as a private chef for some of New York’s most prominent families.
Experiencing food isn’t just done with your palate. Chef Marcel takes great care in the presentation as much as the food itself because of his belief that food is experienced with your eyes as well as your palate. He specializes in American comfort food and International cuisine, but has a deep love for desserts.
With a big move to California in 2000, Chef Marcel found himself in great demand. As he started to cater private events for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Larry King, Lisa Marie Presley and Ryan Seacrest, his popularity grew and he is now highly sought after to cater films, TV shows, corporate events and weddings. He has appeared on several television networks including Food Network, E-Channel, Style Network, ABC, Hallmark, FYI, MTV and Kcal 9 News as he has walked thousands through several of his culinary creations.
Married to Food
When Chef Marcel met his wife Jeannie, they didn’t only have chemistry as a couple, but in the kitchen as well. They are proud to have built together one of the most successful catering businesses in Los Angeles, CA. Constantly reinventing their menu to meet the needs of their clients, you can always expect magnificence when they cater your event. They even find a way to incorporate complexities with food allergies and all types of dietary restrictions while still delivering delicious food that you won’t soon forget. With their attention to detail and flavor, they work well together to create culinary masterpieces that make them one of the biggest names in the business.
Chef Marcel, along with his wife Jeannie are currently working to create a cooking show featuring some of their greatest recipes. They have made appearances on “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” doing Pilsbury segments as well as a YouTube cooking show titled “Married to Food.” With an underlying message of love, they work together to help people find joy as they cook.