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Frank Terzoli  

Frankie The Bull - Bravo Top Chef Contestant; Executive Chef at "Scalini Restaurant" in Del Mar, CA

San Diego native Frank Terzoli, better known as “Frankie the Bull,” makes national news as a controversial contestant on the second season of Bravo’s “Top Chef” -- the highest rated food show on cable television. 


One of only two Southern Californians selected to compete out of 3,000 individuals, Frankie the Bull made his mark with his soon-to-be famous “don’t be a hack” line -- he hates to see corners cut or compromises made when it comes to great food.

“I take extreme pleasure in making people happy by creating an unforgettable dining experience,” said Terzoli. “But, I am also not afraid to tell people exactly the way it needs to be and why.”

Whether it is turning cartwheels in the restaurant or belting out Italian opera, Frankie the Bull has built a reputation on there never being a dull moment when he is around. As Executive Chef of  Scalinirestaurant in Del Mar, CaliforniaFrank draws on many generations of Sicilian family recipes and prides himself on cooking by taste not just measurements. In addition to his duties at  Scalini, Terzoli books private lessons and dinners and manages his family’s Spina wine business.


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