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TEN INGREDIENTS: Chef Rob Burmeister Fans the Flames of Reality TV

 By Sally Deering

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Chef Rob Burmeister
Chef Rob Burmeister on the Food Networks CUTTHROAT KTICHEN
Far right Chef Rob Burmeister
on the Food Networks
CUTTHROAT KITCHEN

A foodie with a gutsy attitude, Chef Rob Burmeister of Staten Island won the competition on a recent episode of CUTTHROAT KITCHEN on the Food Network when he made New England clam chowder with whipped cream and cognac. Not many chefs could stand up to the challenge, but Chef Rob’s signature cooking style – “international fusion with a hint of American comfort” suggests his versatility as a chef and now with a taste of stardom on his lips, Chef Rob hungers for his own reality TV food show.

No side dish, Chef Rob has been featured on CHOPPED, RESTAURANT STAKEOUT, THE NEXT PORK PERSONALITY with GUY FIERI, and STATEN ISLAND CAKES. He also does the Tuesday night podcast CHEWING THE FAT WITH BIG AND BEEFY with co-host Clemenza Caserta, Jr. who was featured on Season 10 of HELL’S KITCHEN with Chef Gordon Ramsey. (Tuesday nights on Blogtalkradio.com/thewackonetwork, 7-9 pm.)

Chef Rob is also executive chef for Harvest Café in Staten Island, a training facility/restaurant for adults with mental disabilities to learn restaurant skills to obtain work in the community.

Let’s meet Chef Rob and ask him the Ten Ingredients to his success.

RVO: Chef Rob, where you were born & raised and who introduced you to cooking?

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  Two Hudson County Chefs Face Turbulent Chef Gordon Ramsey of “Hell’s Kitchen” in their Quest to win the Top Prize on Season Nine
 By Sally Deering

Brendan Heavey
Brendan Heavey

Will Lustberg
Will Lustberg

 He screams, breaks plates and throws food – three fabulous reasons to watch Chef Gordon Ramsey, the King of Reality Cooking Shows as he sets ablaze Season 9 of the hit competitive cooking show
“Hell’s Kitchen.” (Premiering Monday, July 18 at 8 pm on FOX) 
Hell's Kitchen Season Nine
Hell's Kitchen Season Nine

Here in Hudson County, we’re lucky to have two local chefs to root for — Brendan Heavey of Hoboken, and Will Lustberg of Jersey City – who with 16 other chefs from across the U.S. chopped, seared, boiled and broiled behind the stove and under the piercing eye – and sometimes brutal tongue — of Chef Gordon Ramsey for the top prize of head chef at BLT Steak in New York City. Continue reading Hell’s Kitchen-Cooking for the Chef of Wrath!

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