Hell's Kitchen

WED 8/7c

Clemenza Caserta ELIMINATED

Clemenza Caserta

  • What was your first job in a kitchen?

    Prep cook in Tribeca Grill working for Robert De Niro and Drew Nieporent

  • What is the first dish you ever mastered?

    Eggplant parm!

  • What is your signature dish?

    Stuffed Veal Chop with Sauteed Broccoli Raab

  • Any stories of triumph from the kitchen? Disaster?

    I started up family Italian restaurant, Stuzzi, in Richmond, VA. Within our first year, we were voted the #1 restaurant in our category in two publications, "Richmond Magazine" and "Style Weekly Newspaper".

  • Who was your first cooking inspiration?

    Of course my grandparents, but also my mom because she created the most crazy dishes out of nothing. And my dad for the Sunday gravy, which we still make today.