Food Network’s Fat Chef, which debuted Jan. 26, puts the spotlight on 12 chefs with serious weight problems. One of those chefs is Cleveland’s Rocco Whalen, a Restaurant Hospitality Rising Star and owner of the popular upscale restaurant Fahrenheit and a food truck and creator of a food kiosk at a local sports arena. He spoke with us about his experience on the show and his 124-pound (so far) weight loss—and the broader impact both have had on his life. RH: How did you ...

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