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Derek Dietz, chef of Bocadillo: "Please, no more dusts, foams or fake caviar"

Derek Dietz Bocadillo 4044 Tejon Street 720-242-6417

This is part one of my interview with Derek Dietz, chef-owner of Bocadillo; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow.

I've always had an eating problem," jokes Derek Dietz. "When I was a kid, I was always the one who was most excited about cooking, and I was intently focused on what my next meal was going to be, especially dinner," says the 24-year-old chef-owner of Bocadillo, who grew up eating cheesesteaks in the land of Amoroso rolls: Philadelphia.

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