As the catering director, owner and executive chef of "The Raging Skillet", a cutting-edge catering company known for breaking any and all rules, she has earned a reputation as the one to call when it's time to do something different.
"I like to think of myself as the anti-chef," says Rossi, "no pretension, no complicated recipes, just fun, fast and fabulous food."
Rossi, who credits America as her home town, grew up in a camper wedged on the top of a Ford pick-up truck and had visited most of the United States by the time she was 10 years old. Her wacky sense of humor and international food fusions reflect her Hungarian Yiddish background and her love of all things loaded with flavor.
"I think I was the only kid in high-school who had a Yiddish/ Jersey/ Southern accent", says Rossi... "and a passion for Tandoori Chicken."
The Zagat's Guide has called Rossi "the wildest thing this side of the Mason Dixon Line."
The New York Times has called Rossi, "a new breed of rebel anti-caterer."
Go Magazine has voted Rossi "one of the 100 women we love!"
Writer, radio-personality, chef and caterer this is a woman who loves to stir it up!
The Raging Skillet is one woman’s story of cooking her way through some of life’s biggest challenges in New York City’s most unlikely kitchens. Talking her way into any cooking job she could get, a self-taught and self-made Rossi ended up owning one of the most sought-after catering companies in the city. The book features anecdotes from a life of food plus recipes- ranging from pizza bagels to tuna tartare - to close each section. This tasty memoir shows us how Chef Rossi found a way to pay tribute to her roots while staying true to herself.