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Tom Colicchio Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas Patrick Colicchio
Birth Place:
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Chef, restaurateur, reality-show personality

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

  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated

Relationships

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