Giuseppe Tentori, Executive Chef, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/boka"><strong>Boka</strong></a> from Charlie Trotter's Chefs' Lessons Slideshow

Charlie Trotter's Chefs' Lessons Slideshow

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Giuseppe Tentori, Executive Chef, Boka

"One thing Charlie told me when I was chef de cuisine: 'By Christmas you need to gain 10 pounds. Eat everything, try everything.' I gained five pounds. I went to Boka and then lost it because of stress."

Giuseppe Tentori worked at Charlie Trotter's from 1998 to 2007, serving the last two years as chef de cuisine.