Ralph Pagano

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Ralph Pagano is an American chef and television personality. He appeared on the first season of Hell's Kitchen and hosted the series Pressure Cook on MOJO HD.[1] He also challenged chef Bobby Flay on the American version of Iron Chef. Pagano lost the challenge to Flay.[2] Pagano is the chef of Naked Taco in Miami Beach, Florida.[3] In April 2015, he opened Naked Lunch at the University of Miami, and in August 2015, he announced plans to open two new restaurants under his "Naked" brand.[3] He is also the boss of Hell's Kitchen Season 10 Competitor, Royce Wagner.


  1. ^ Huguenin, Patrick (12 October 2007). "Chef Ralph Pagano is a world-class 'Pressure' cooker". New York Daily News. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Jicha, Tom (7 January 2008). "High-Def Chef as South Florida's Ralph Pagano Works on His Third TV Cooking Show, It's Clear He's Become a Hot Commodity in the Food World". South Florida Sun. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Reiser, Emon (August 28, 2015). "What the celebrity chef behind Naked Taco is cooking up next". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved January 8, 2016.