At a time when too many kids coming out of culinary school expect to be celebrity chefs, the really talented cooks simply get down to business. Consider the case of Ryan DePersio, who toils mightily at his restaurant, Fascino, in Montclair, NJ. Despite having cooked in some big-name kitchens, he quickly understood that nothing matters more than putting butts in seats. But, because of his singular focus on pleasing guests, DePersio has managed to attract media attention while driving customer ...

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