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Rocco's intern inflames tensions on ''The Restaurant''

Rocco’s intern inflames tensions on ”The Restaurant” – Intern Drew Abruzzese gets cooked by Rocco

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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.”