Fast Facts

  • Learned about food as a youth by cooking with his mother and grandmother.
  • Taught himself the culinary craft by studying cooking manuals authored by celebrity chef Jacques Pepin.
  • Made cooking debut at age 17 at Evelyn's Seafood Restaurant in his hometown of Elizabeth, NJ.
  • Opened Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan in 1994 and won the James Beard Award for Best Chef, New York, in 2000.
  • Penned the cookbooks Think Like a Chef and Craft of Cooking.
  • Successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver on cookbook scribe Joan Nathan, who was choking on a piece of chicken at a charity function in January 2009.

Awards

  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Mateo Lev Colicchio — Son
  • Lori Silverbush — Wife
  • Dante Colicchio — Son
  • Luka Bodhi Colicchio — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Thomas Patrick Colicchio
  • Birth Place: Elizabeth, NJ
  • Birthday: August 15, 1962, Leo
  • Profession: Chef, Restaurateur, Reality-show personality
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