It’s easy enough to be drawn in by Koortwah’s brilliant green eyes and bad boy exterior, but if you take the time to peek past his outward appearance you may be surprised to see what’s buried beneath. This openly gay New Yorker is challenging listeners with an unusual sound and some very different subject matter. [&hellip
It’s all in his genes, or maybe he meant jeans. Rich Sweeney, former “Top Chef” contestant who got kicked off Season 5 for a bad case of the S’mores, is not only one of San Diego’s premier chefs, he’s also something of a local Bear sex symbol.
“I don’t like being a dick,” says Sweeney, as an explanation for his star factor. “I’m like a big cuddly bear that people want to snuggle with.”
Sweeney, 30, is one of a growing number of openly gay chefs who are (ironically enough) just now making a name for themselves in the restaurant business.