Rocco DiSpirito (born November 19, 1966 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York) is an American chef based in New York City. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A chef is a person who cooks professionally In a professional kitchen setting the term is used only for the one person in charge of everyone else in the kitchen the executive The City of New York He is a 1986 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and a 1990 graduate of Boston University with a bachelor's degree in business. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) The Culinary Institute of America (CIA is a culinary school located in Hyde Park ( Dutchess County New York) USA, founded in 1946 See also New Hyde Park for the village on Long Island there is also a hamlet named Hyde Park in Otsego County, near Cooperstown For similarly-named academic institutions see Education in Boston MA. DiSpirito is known for his Italian-American cuisine and his innovative fusion cooking; his mother, Nicolina, is known for her Italian meatballs. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship Fusion cuisine combines elements of various culinary traditions while not fitting specifically into any
DiSpirito is primarily known as a celebrity chef and a prominent cookbook author. In its strictest sense a celebrity chef is a someone who has become well-known for his/her cooking A cookbook is a Book that contains information on Cooking, and/or a list of Recipes It may also contain information on ingredient origin freshness He is known for his involvement in Union Pacific, a restaurant he opened in 1997 in the Gramercy Park section of Manhattan to good reviews. Gramercy Park (sometimes misspelled as Grammercy) is a small fenced-in private park in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York He left Union Pacific in 2004. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " In 2003 and 2004, DiSpirito was the subject of the NBC reality television show The Restaurant, which followed DiSpirito, his mother, Nicolina, and restaurant co-owner and financier Jeffrey Chodorow during the opening of their restaurant, Rocco's 22nd Street. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary The Restaurant is a Reality television series that aired on NBC in 2003, with a second season broadcasting in 2004. Jeffrey Chodorow (born 2 March 1950 in New York City, New York) is an American restaurateur and Financier. Due to disagreements between DiSpirito and Chodorow, Chodorow closed the restaurant and reopened it as Caviar and Banana.
DiSpirito hosted his own radio talk show for WOR from October 2004 through December 2005. A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to WOR is a class A (nighttime Clear channel) AM radio station located in New York New York, U October 2004: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - PortalCurrent events News collections and sources See WikipediaNews collections and sources. He was set to replace retiring WOR host Bob Grant on his mid-afternoon show in 2006, but left because of creative differences with the management over the new show. Bob Grant, the on-air name for Robert Ciro Gigante (born March 14, 1929) is an American radio host currently Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. According to his official web site, as of 2007, he was developing a new cable television show in Manhattan.
He was also featured in a Lincoln MKX commercial, the ABC sitcom The Knights of Prosperity, and as a guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef. Lincoln is an American Luxury car manufacturer operated under the Ford Motor Company. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The Knights of Prosperity was a short-lived comedy series that premiered on ABC in the United States on Wednesday January 3, 2007. Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the Cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each
He then returned in the Season 3 Finale of Top Chef. Three "celebrity" chefs were brought to work as sous-chefs to the contestants. DiSpirito was the sous-chef for competitor Hung Huynh. Hung Huynh is a Vietnamese-American Chef, and in 2007 was the winner of the third season of Top Chef, the reality cooking competition
Recently, he appeared on NBC's The Biggest Loser: Couples (Season 5) in an episode that aired on February 5, 2008 (episode 506) in which contestants were challenged to prepare three healthy courses based on Rocco's own recipes. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The Biggest Loser: Couples is an NBC reality television show that began broadcasting on October 19 2004 Events 1576 - Henry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Rocco himself judged the food and determined the winning team.
On March 14, 2008 he was the guest judge for the season 4 premiere of Top Chef. Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Rocco has been most recently linked to CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group, Inc, and ex-wife of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Eddie Murphy, Tracey Edmonds. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Tracey McQuarn Edmonds (born February 18, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is President and CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group Inc The two were seen at after-parties for the 2007 Oscars.