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Former Mob Chef Gets Second Career Shilling Beef on QVC

He will also appear on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen.

Chef Angelo Lutz
Chef Angelo Lutz
Kitchen Consigliere Cafe/Facebook

What's a former mob chef to do after getting out of prison? Hawk food products on QVC, of course. At least, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, that is what is happening in the case of Angelo Lutz, a chef who served time for "charges connected to former [mob] boss Joey Merlino."

Lutz — a self-taught chef whose catch phrase is "I'm a cook, not a crook" — owns a restaurant called Kitchen Consigliere Cafe in New Jersey. Based on the success of the restaurant he landed a deal with the television shopping network to sell items like cuts of beef and a line of sausage meatballs.

Lutz will make his QVC debut on December 5, where he will sell "specialty cut[s] of prime rib designed for holiday feasting." It appears as if the former alleged mob chef wants to be a television star: The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that he is slated to appear as a contestant on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen later this month.

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