Star Kitchen: Marc Vetri

Italian chef Marc Vetri shows Food Network Magazine his fully stocked kitchen. Photographs by Jason Varney.

Photo By: Jason Varney Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Photo By: Jason Varney Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Photo By: Jason Varney Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Photo By: Jason Varney Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Photo By: Jason Varney Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Photo By: Jason Varney Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Marc Vetri's Kitchen

Chef Marc Vetri has four Italian restaurants, but his home kitchen in a renovated 1800s Philadelphia townhouse might as well be his fifth. It was built for cranking out big meals for friends and family, with an enormous marble island, two sinks, a 60-inch Wolf range with a grill and flat top, an industrial espresso machine and even sparkling water on tap.

Espresso Machine

Marc has a serious espresso habit: He drinks five or more shots per day. "I'm not a caffeine junkie; I just love the flavor," he says. He uses single-serving packets of imported Italian Miscela d'Oro espresso ($12 for 20; amazon.com) in this Grimac machine, the same one he has at some of his restaurants.

Deluxe Water Fountain

The chef's three-tap restaurant-grade water dispenser is his favorite appliance. It pours room-temperature, cold and sparkling water, carbonated by a tank in his basement. "I don't have to deal with bottles or anything, which is great," he says.

Extra-Large Island

The island is the center of activity in Marc's kitchen, but the 2.5-ton beast wasn't easy to install. He had to run metal beams through the floor and into the basement to support the weight of the 11-foot, 2-inch-thick slab of Vermont Danube marble.

Olive Oil Stash

Marc cooks with a lot of olive oil, and he's particular about how he stores it. He keeps extra bottles in a wine fridge under his island. The fridge keeps the oil fresh longer, he says.

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