Rahman "Rock" Harper

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Rahman "Rock" Harper
Rahman Harper 2007.jpg
Harper in 2007
Born Rahman Harper
December 17, 1976 (age 39)
Education Johnson & Wales University
Spouse(s) Tamara Harper
Culinary career

Rahman "Rock" Harper is a chef, television personality and restaurateur who won the third season of Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen.


Rahman Harper discovered his love of cooking in his early teens and earned a culinary degree at Johnson & Wales University (JWU).[1]

Harper has held positions at Café Calliope, Burke Station Restaurant, Planet Hollywood, and BET on Jazz Restaurant, and was executive chef at B.Smith’s Restaurant, Ben’s Next Door, and The Carlyle Club.[citation needed] He later became an instructor at Stratford University.[citation needed] In 2010, he published the book 44 Things Parents Should Know about Healthy Cooking for Kids.[2] He has been the National Celebrity Chef for the March of Dimes since 2008.[1]

In 2007, Harper won season three of the Fox reality-television show Hell's Kitchen.[3]

In 2013, he appeared on Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell and won the executive chef position at The Precinct, a steakhouse in Cincinnati, Ohio; however he did not ultimately accept the job.[citation needed]

Charity work[edit]


  1. ^ a b Johnson & Wales University, "Chef Rahman "Rock" Harper ’96, Prehef Rahman "Rock" Harper", Scottsdale Culinary Festival, 4/15/2011
  2. ^ Press Release, Chef Rock Harper hosts book signing in Woodbridge, "Inside Nova", 2010 November 18
  3. ^ Jane Black, TV Chef Brings Heat To Chili Bowl Venture, "The Washington Post", 2008 December 26