Rocco DiSpirito is a James Beard award-winning Chef, author of several bestselling books, and a television host.
He began his culinary career at the ripe age of 11 scooping Italian ices at a pizzeria so he could afford to buy his favorite Kiss album. That pizzeria introduced him to the joys of food. After graduating High school early, Rocco enrolled in the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, and began learning from the best chefs in the world.
He talks to Bobbi about opening his first restaurant, Union Pacific in 1997 which launched him into food stardom. From there, Rocco began appearing on numerous television shows, and started writing cookbooks. Through many life events, Rocco began to look at food as a way to help people by creating recipes that are healthy and indulgent. Now, Rocco is back behind the line as the chef of The Standard that introduces people to delicious food that is both delicious AND healthy.