People Names Chopped Judge Marc Murphy "Sexiest Chef"

Chopped judge Marc Murphy's latest accolade isn't for his stellar culinary skills, but rather his fierce looks, as People magazine awarded him the title of “Sexiest Chef.”

Chef Marc Murphy, as seen on Food Network’s Rachael Vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-­‐off, Season 3.

Photo by: David Lang ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

David Lang, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

There may be little as sexy as a man who truly knows his way around the kitchen. The swift, confident knife skills, the joyful embrace of the spicy and sensually pleasing, the willingness to experiment and get messy — a certain sort of male chef, especially if he happens to be handsome, can really make a person salivate.

That fact is apparently not lost on the editors of People magazine. In the just-released Sexiest Man Alive 2014 issue, they've named Food Network Chopped judge and restaurateur Marc Murphy as "Sexiest Chef."

Marc was included, along with poet Terrance Hayes, "snake charmer" Evan Antin, scientist Hendrik Streeck, "model with tats" Parker Hurley, teacher Nicholas Ferroni and artist Javier Gomez, as one of the magazine’s picks for "Sexy Men at Work."

"These experienced, talented professionals have skills and qualifications that go beyond Hollywood," the magazine gushes.

So how does Marc feel about appearing alongside Chris Hemsworth, this year's "Sexiest Man Alive," and the other dudes the mag has deemed droolworthy? The Chopped judge is apparently chuffed to bits.

"BIG Thank you ‪@peoplemag for including me in the sexiest man alive issue!! ‪#sexiestmanalive ‪#sma ‪#sexiestchef," he tweeted Thursday, after the news was announced.

No matter how you cut it — or slice it or dice it — being honored for your hotness must feel kind of cool. Congratulations, chef!

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