While most of his friends were partying like rock stars, Rocco Whalen was getting busy. After graduating from culinary school, and while barely out of his teens, he left his hometown of Cleveland to continue his education with professor Wolfgang Puck. Rocco earned his higher degree in the trenches of ObaChine in Phoenix, Granita in Malibu and Spago in Las Vegas. With lessons learned, he moved back home and, at age 25, opened Fahrenheit, a 125-seat restaurant that generated heat the moment ...

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