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Marine Room line cook a 'Young Chef' semifinalist

Marine Room line cook a 'Young Chef' semifinalist

Francesca Rufo, a line cook at The Marine Room in La Jolla, has been chosen as one of 10 up-and-coming U.S. chefs to compete this fall in the semifinals of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition.

If the 22-year-old  Tierrasanta resident wins at the U.S. regional contest in October in New York, she will move on to the global competition next year in Milan, Italy.

If Rufo makes it that far, she will have a winning edge. Her mentor for the third...

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