Marc Vetri, arguably Philly's biggest chef superstar, is one of the great local culinary success stories. Vetri grew up in a house where food was a big focus, and was trained to cook by his mother and father, the famous Sal Vetri. He also struggled with a stutter that affected his life all throughout his educational path, from grade school to high school and everything in between. It didn't sway Vetri from chasing his dreams of being a rock star out to L.A. where he attended music school, and used his kitchen talents to pay for his rent and schooling.
But, Vetri happened to score a gig in the kitchen at Wolfgang Puck's Granita, which was, at the time, one of the best restaurants in America. And, Puck actually cooked in the kitchen at the time and had a great working relationship with Vetri that changed the path our bald superstar would choose. Vetri learned that his stutter wouldn't keep him from succeeding at his new cheffy dreams, and he had a bright future ahead of him. Ande he opened up about the whole situation in a blog post on The Huffington Post. It's a great read.