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Joseph R. Gannascoli

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Birth Name: Joseph R. Gannascoli
Born: 02/15/1959
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born Feb. 15, 1959, Gannascoli grew up in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, attending Lafayette High School before moving on to St. John's University where he majored in communications and prepared for a law degree. After only two years, Gannascoli dropped out of school - becoming a lawyer was just not for him. Besides, he had a burgeoning Quaalude business to maintain. He was working in the men's department of a Lord & Taylor department store when he befriended the store's executive chef, who invited Gannascoli to work at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Gannascoli began teaching himself how to cook, as he moved from kitchen to kitchen during the early 1980s in Boston, Los Angel... Continue Bio >>

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