How Eric Greenspan Overcame The Urge to Punch Rocco Dispirito in The Face

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“Even Rocco Dispirito - who I hate to death, I hate him - he knows that I hate him, and he hates me. When he was chef at Union Pacific…it was the hardest place I worked in my life, and I hated working for the guy. I wanted to punch him in the face every day…I wound up walking out, but the flair that he had in his food really taught me a lot at a young age…As much as I hate the guy, that was a great mentor.”—Eric Greenspan, chef and owner of The Foundry on Melrose and “grilled cheese-guy.” [Food GPS]