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Tom Colicchio

Name  Tom Colicchio
Role  Chef

Height  1.77 m
Spouse  Lori Silverbush (m. 2001)
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Full Name  Thomas Patrick Colicchio
Born  August 15, 1962 (age 53) (1962-08-15) Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Children  Luka Bodhi Colicchio, Mateo Lev Colicchio, Dante Colicchio
Books  Think Like a Chef, Craft of Cooking: Notes and Recipes from a Restaurant Kitchen
Parents  Beverly Colicchio, Thomas Colicchio
Similar People  Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons, Lori Silverbush, Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Meyer

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Thomas Patrick "Tom" Colicchio (; born August 15, 1962) is an American celebrity chef. He co-founded the Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and formerly served as a co-owner and as the executive chef. He is also the founder of Crafted Hospitality, which includes Craft, Riverpark, Fowler & Wells, Craftbar, Craftsteak, Beachcraft and Heritage Steak restaurants. Colicchio is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation Awards for cooking accomplishments.

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He has been the head judge on every season of Bravo reality TV show Top Chef as well as Best New Restaurant which he also executive produces. Colicchio has also been a featured chef on Great Chefs shows.

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Life and career

Colicchio was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of Beverly (née Corvelli) and Thomas Colicchio. He is of Italian descent on both sides. He has been married to filmmaker Lori Silverbush since 2001. He has three sons.

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In July 1994, Colicchio and his partner Danny Meyer opened the Gramercy Tavern in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. It was voted Most Popular Restaurant in New York City by the Zagat Survey in 2003 and 2005. He sold his interest in 2006 and is no longer affiliated with the restaurant. In spring 2001, he opened the first Craft restaurant one block south of Gramercy Tavern. A year later, he opened the first Craftsteak at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2003, he began the first 'wichcraft, his sandwich shop. In 2010, he opened Colicchio & Sons, and also Riverpark. Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Colicchio joined volunteers serving food to rescue workers at Ground Zero.

Colicchio won the 2010 Outstanding Chef award from the James Beard Foundation.

Colicchio has written three cookbooks. He, Jeff Bridges, and Raj Patel appeared in the documentary film A Place at the Table released in the U.S. on March 1, 2013. He is also Executive Producer of A Place At The Table.


Colicchio has been involved with Top Chef since its beginning in 2006, where he has served as head judge. He is also the main consulting producer on Bravo's Top Chef spin-off series entitled Top Chef Masters. He also won an Emmy Award in 2010 for Outstanding Reality-Competition Programming as an executive producer of Top Chef, on which he appears.

Colicchio was the host of the reality series Best New Restaurant (an adaptation of the British reality show Ramsay's Best Restaurant) in 2015.

Colicchio appeared in the fifth episode of the first season of HBO's Treme as himself along with fellow chefs Eric Ripert, David Chang and Wylie Dufresne. He made another cameo in Season 2 alongside Ripert. In 2011, he made cameos in the Season 23 premiere episode of The Simpsons, "The Falcon and the D'ohman," and The Smurfs.



  • New York City
  • Los Angeles
  • Dallas closed June 30, 2012
  • Atlanta closed
  • Craftbar

  • New York City
  • Colicchio & Sons

  • New York City closed
  • Fowler & Wells

  • New York City
  • Riverpark

  • New York City
  • 'wichcraft

  • New York City
  • San Francisco closed
  • Craftsteak

  • Las Vegas
  • Foxwoods closed
  • Beachcraft

  • Miami Beach
  • Voysey's (Private) (consultant)

  • Kiawah Island, South Carolina
  • Topping Rose House

  • Bridgehampton, NY no longer affiliated
  • Heritage Steak

  • Las Vegas, The Mirage
  • Books

  • Colicchio, Tom; Young, Catherine; Silverbush, Lori; Fri, Sean (2000). Think like a chef. New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers. ISBN 9780609604854. 
  • Colicchio, Tom; Young, Catherine; Bettencourt, Bill (2003). Craft of cooking : notes and recipes from a restaurant kitchen. New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers. ISBN 9780609610503. 
  • Colicchio, Tom; Ortúzar, Sisha (2009). 'Wichcraft : craft a sandwich into a meal--and a meal into a sandwich. New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers. ISBN 9780609610510. 
  • References

    Tom Colicchio Wikipedia

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