Danville Native Competes on Food Network Show

      Danville, VA-- A Danville native will be getting some national attention this weekend.

      Patrick Ruocco is a private chef in the area, and will be on the Food Network show-- Restaurant Express.

      The show follows nine aspiring chefs as they compete for the title of executive chef of a flagship restaurant in Las Vegas.

      The contestants get on a tour bus driving around to different cities, to test their culinary skills and their ability to run a restaurant.

      "It's completely surreal, the whole thing has been. I have a passion for cooking and why not share it with as many people as possible," said Ruocco. Food Network is obviously the best avenue for a chef to be able to share with everyone.

      Want to know how far he gets on the show? Restaurant Express premieres Sunday night at 9 p.m. on Food Network.