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Burning Question

Rocco's intern inflames tensions on ''The Restaurant'' - Intern Drew Abruzzese gets cooked by Rocco

Q The Restaurant's pushy intern Drew Abruzzese further inflamed the already overcooked tensions between celeb chef Rocco DiSpirito and financier Jeffrey Chodorow. Who is this 20-year-old who claims 15 years' experience in the biz?

A The University of Delaware sophomore -- axed on April 26's episode -- has pitched in at his dad's Bucks County, Pa., tavern since age 5. He landed the internship with Chodorow after meeting at the family eatery, but lasted only two of a scheduled three weeks. Still, the ''intern from hell,'' as DiSpirito called him, is philosophical: ''I learned something,'' he says. ''Don't call the chef a douche bag.''

Originally posted May 07, 2004 Published in issue #764 May 07, 2004 Order article reprints

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