What was your first job in a kitchen?
Prep cook in Tribeca Grill working for Robert De Niro and Drew Nieporent
What is the first dish you ever mastered?
What is your signature dish?
Stuffed Veal Chop with Sauteed Broccoli Raab
Any stories of triumph from the kitchen? Disaster?
I started up family Italian restaurant, Stuzzi, in Richmond, VA. Within our first year, we were voted the #1 restaurant in our category in two publications, "Richmond Magazine" and "Style Weekly Newspaper".
Who was your first cooking inspiration?
Of course my grandparents, but also my mom because she created the most crazy dishes out of nothing. And my dad for the Sunday gravy, which we still make today.
What's the one piece of advice you took away from Hell's Kitchen?
Don't mess with Gordon. Just kidding. Keep being humble, there is still a world of things to learn.
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