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Chefs - Gorilla

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Few men ever arrive at a time in their lives when they make the choice to tattoo the words Pork Ribs in ink on their flesh. Rich Bacchi a.k.a. Gorilla is one of these men. A California native from Pacifica, Gorilla has kindled himself a smoky relationship with food. Specializing in Pork Ribs he decided to make a personal statement by having it placed forever on his fists.

With a kind hearted but sensible approach, Gorilla is a creative force in the kitchen. A rising star in the food world, Gorillas goal is to sell a million packages of his Super Combo Spice Rub Mix. Gorilla believes getting involved with people is one of the most important things in life, and he is always there to lend a hand or give advice to people who want to learn more about his skills in the art of true pit barbeque. Gorilla has been featured on the Food Networks show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

His Pacifica restaurant, Gorilla Barbeque, located in a train boxcar and painted in one-stop-shopping orange, was profiled in 2009. Gorilla has also become a well known character in the Kulinary Gangsta Krew appearing in cities across the United States with Guy Fieris Road show.