Ralph Pagano

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Ralph Pagano
Born 1968/1969 (age 48–49)
Livingston, New Jersey
Occupation Chef, TV personality
Known for Runner-up of first season of Hell's Kitchen

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 (28 August 2015). "What the celebrity chef behind Naked Taco is cooking up next". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved 8 January 2016.