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Thomas Patrick "Tom" Colicchio (August 15, 1962 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) 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. Gramercy Tavern opened in 1994 and 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. He is also the founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants.
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Colicchio is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation Medals for cooking accomplishments. He has been the head judge on every season of the Bravo reality TV show Top Chef.
Colicchio has been a featured chef on Great Chefs Television.
Colicchio is Italian-American on both parents' sides. He has been married to filmmaker Lori Silverbush since 2001. He has two sons, Dante (1993) from a previous relationship and Luka Bodhi (2009) .
Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Colicchio was part of a volunteer army serving food to rescue workers at Ground Zero.The American Prospect associate editor Ezra Klein reported that on January 19, 2009, Colicchio effectively performed the Heimlich maneuver on award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan, who was choking on a piece of chicken. Both were at a U.S. presidential inaugural event in Washington D.C.
Colicchio served as the consulting producer on Bravo's "Top Chef" spin-off series entitled "Top Chef Masters."
Colicchio was the winner of the 2010 Outstanding Chef award from the James Beard Foundation.. He also won an Emmy award in 2010 for Outstanding Reality-Competition Programming as an executive producer of Top Chef, on which he also appears.