Hell’s Kitchen: Maria Torrisi


Maria Torrisi
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Occupation: Kitchen Supervisor

What was your first job in a kitchen?
I worked at the McDonald’s in South Scranton as a cook.

What was your best restaurant job?
When I was a short order cook at the Sun Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

What is the first dish you ever mastered?
Chicken Cutlets, my Mom’s recipe.

What is your signature dish?
Grilled Filet Mignon with Bleu Cheese Beurre Blanc sauce.

Any stories of triumph from the kitchen?
At 21 years old, I ran the kitchen at the Marriott in Las Vegas for 3 weeks while the Head Chef was out due to illness.

Who was your first cooking inspiration?
My 6th grade Home Economics teacher.

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