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The Reluctant Star: Redding Roadhouse's Wirt Cook Finds Himself on Fast-Moving Food TV
If anyone else had asked, Wirt Cook would have said no. Unlike many chefs, Cook, the executive chef of the Redding Roadhouse, harbors no desire for stardom. He's more comfortable in the kitchen than on stage. But when his mentor Alex Guarnaschelli faced the finale on the Food Network's "Next Iron Chef," and wanted Cook to be her sous chef, there was only one answer: a loyal yes.
By Elizabeth Keyser
May 1, 2013