Top Chef Alum Marcel Vigneron Makes Quantum Leap to Syfy, For Some Reason


Graduates of Bravo's reality competitions have ventured to other networks in the past -- with mixed results. Project Runway's Santino Rice took a panelist gig on Logo's exceptional RuPaul's Drag Race while Jay McCarroll jogged laps alongside Bobby Brown on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club. The newest addition to that list is somehow the most questionable: Marcel Vigneron, the cocky Top Chef runner-up with the Ludwig von Koopa hair and firebreathing capacity, will front a new Syfy series devoted to... well, something related to sci-fi, right? Not quite.

We'll let Zap2it explain the deets:

The chef is developing a reality series, Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, for Syfy, it was announced at the network upfront Tuesday (March 16).

The docu-series by executive producers Kevin Dill and Mechelle Collins will center on Vigneron's new catering and event company that will combine imagination and culinary arts to create avant-garde delights for picky clients. Some of the inspiring events include a Goth-rock fashion show, a fairytale graduation party and the ribbon-cutting for a subway line.

That better be some "imaginative" cooking. I understand that Syfy is part of the NBC-Universal family, but does Vigneron even have a demo there? There are plenty of other Bravo icons who could fit the network's bill. I'd rather see Tabatha of Tabatha's Salon Takeover front an actual sci-fi series, one where she announces to young alien coiffures that she does not come in peace or tolerate their back-biting attempts at teleporting off for long lunch breaks.

Syfy to Serve Up Top Chef Marcel Vigneron Show [Zap2It]