See Inside Marc Murphy's Home

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

Photo By: Steve Giralt

The Beach

The Murphys' house has outdoor seating with ocean views on three levels, but Marc and Pam's favorite place to sit is right on the beach.

Lead the Way

A lighted pathway leads to a small deck with Adirondack chairs, a perfect spot for relaxing with morning coffee.

The Foyer

The foyer connects the front of the house to the back deck and has ample storage for shoes (though, truth be told, everyone walks around barefoot in the summer).

Picture This

To add some color to the room, they created a place to hang prints from their Instagram feeds (and maybe a few from Taylor Swift's).

A Closer Look

Can you spot the photo of Marc in this collage?

The Den

Pam and Marc wanted to make this room a haven for rainy days, with a complete entertainment system. "TVs are an important part of my life," Pam says. She found the marquee-letter lights at Restoration Hardware Baby and Child and spelled out a family mantra.


Living Room

The Murphys' living room sectional seats a crowd for cocktail hour, but it's also great for lounging with the kids while playing Scrabble on the large coffee table. Throughout the room, Pam added beachy accents, like a shell sculpture, driftwood and ceramic sand dollars.

Outdoor Dining

Every summer the Murphys throw at least one huge party for about 180 people, and they put the rooftop lounge to good use. The sprawling space has a fireplace and a 12-foot dining table.

Kitchen Space

Marc has a full outdoor kitchen for cooking elaborate meals; he uses his Grillworks gas grill to cook meat, fish, veggies — and, once, a 65-pound whole pig. "It was so big, it practically broke the grill," he says.

Take a Seat

The Murphys' outdoor living space has plenty of seating options.

Hanging Around

Hanging lounges make it easy for the family to relax outdoors.

Mesh Is Best

Marc and Pam chose Regatta Mesh Chaise Lounge Chairs because the fabric dries quickly — great for a family that's constantly in and out of the pool and ocean.

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At Home with Marc Murphy

The Chopped judge invited Food Network Magazine to his Hamptons beachfront house.

Marc Murphy Bio

Ask Chef Marc Murphy where he grew up and he'll fire off a list of cosmopolitan destinations — Milan, Paris, Villefranche, Washington, D.C., Rome and Genoa — "and that's before I turned 12," he’ll explain. This dizzying list of hometowns served as an excellent education in French and Italian cuisine, though as a teenager this was not his first passion. When the reality hit that he didn't have the funds to become a professional racecar driver, Marc followed his brother to the Institute of Culinary Education. After graduation he apprenticed at restaurants in France and Italy before returning to New York, where he landed a job as a line cook at Terrance Brennan's Prix Fixe. He stayed there for almost two years, working his way through every station in the kitchen and forging a professional bond with Brennan’s Sous Chefs Joseph Fortunato and David Pasternak. Eager to return to Europe, Marc flew to Paris and landed a position at the one-star Le Miraville, where he stayed for one-and-a-half years. Afterward, he staged at the famed Louis XV in Monte Carlo, where Executive Chef Alain Ducasse was so impressed with Marc's skills that he personally made arrangements for him to work with Sylvain Portay at Le Cirque once he returned to the States. Marc still considers Portay to be his greatest teacher. "Sylvain was above all concerned with coaxing out the most-vibrant, interesting flavors any ingredient had to offer, yet he insisted on minimal manipulation," he recalls. Following Le Cirque, Fortunato tapped him to work as a sous chef at Layla, Drew Nieporent's Middle Eastern fantasy in Tribeca, where he met consultant Georges Masraff. When Masraff joined forces to open Cellar in the Sky at Windows on the World, he recruited Marc to serve as executive chef. After receiving critical acclaim, including a two-star review from The New York Times, Marc headed uptown to serve as executive chef of La Fourchette, where NYT critic Ruth Reichl awarded him another glowing two-star review, citing his "open desire to transform food [so that] in his hands, even a simple green salad ... looks like a ruffled hat in a painting by Renoir." In March 2004 Marc opened his first solo enterprise with Landmarc [Tribeca], which won rave reviews both for its eclectic French and Italian menu as well as its highly untraditional wine list. Following its success, Marc opened Ditch Plains in the West Village in 2006 serving casual, beach-style cuisine such as lobster rolls, fish tacos and the infamous ditch dog, as well as other comfort food favorites. In 2007 Marc was given the opportunity to open another Landmarc restaurant in the pres­tigious Time Warner Center, where he brought his bistro-style cuisine midtown. In October 2013 Marc opened Kingside at the Viceroy New York hotel on New York's iconic West 57th Street, serving his interpretation of New American cuisine. Marc's restaurants now fall under the Benchmarc Restaurants by Marc Murphy name, where he acts as executive chef and owner. In addition to the restaurants, Marc also heads up the company's catering division, Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy, where his signature style of accessible contemporary cuisine transcends the boundaries of what is offered in his restaurant locations. Today Marc's involvement in the industry moves beyond the restaurants as well, with a regular role as a judge on Food Network's top-rated hit Chopped as well as appearances on other hit series such as Guy's Grocery Games, Beat Bobby Flay and Worst Cooks in America. Marc also appears on The Rachael Ray Show and The Today Show, among others. He is the president of the Manhattan chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association, a board member of City Harvest, Culintro and Passport NYC at the 92nd Street Y Culinary Camp, as well as a member of the Food + Finance High School's Industry Advisory Board, a member of the Leadership Council for Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. In 2012 Marc joined the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Culinary Partnership, where he takes part in public diplomacy programs that engage foreign audiences abroad as well as those visiting the United States. Marc's debut cookbook, Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking, was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2015.