Rocco DiSpirito


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Birth Name: Rocco DiSpirito
Born: 11/19/1966
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA

Born Nov. 19, 1966 in Jamaica, Queens, NY to Italian immigrant Nicolina DiSpirito, the youngster developed an aptitude for the culinary arts at 11 years old. Discouraged from eating out at restaurants while growing up, DiSpirito instead joined his mother in the kitchen, where he developed a love of food and learned how to make his mother's famed Italian meatball recipe. At the age of 16, DiSpirito enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Upon graduating with honors in 1986, he went on to hone his craft abroad at famed restaurant Jardin de Cygne in Paris, where he studied French cuisine and wine with chefs Dominique Cecillon and Gray Kunz. Returning to the U.S., DiSpiri... Continue Bio >>


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