Tom Colicchio

Also Known As: Thomas Patrick Colicchio • Born: 8/15/1962

Tom Colicchio, a pioneering figure in the culinary world, was born on August 15, 1962, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. Renowned as a chef, restaurateur, and television personality, Colicchio has left an indelible mark on the culinary landscape. He gained widespread acclaim as the head judge on Bravo’s hit reality cooking competition, “Top Chef,” where his discerning palate and insightful critiques captivated audiences globally. Beyond his television ventures, Colicchio is celebrated for his culinary innovation and commitment to sustainability, advocating for responsible sourcing and environmental stewardship in the food industry.

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Culinary Empire

Tom Colicchio founded Crafted Hospitality, a restaurant group with establishments across the United States, including the renowned Craft restaurants.


Colicchio has been honored multiple times by the James Beard Foundation, receiving awards for Best Chef: New York City and Outstanding Chef.

Cookbook Author

Colicchio has authored several cookbooks, sharing his culinary expertise and passion for seasonal, sustainable cooking with readers.

Height: 5’11” (180 cm)

Nationality: American

Show(s): Top Chef

Network(s): Bravo

Guest Appearances: N/A

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Children: Dante, Luka, Mateo

Father: N/A

Mother: N/A

Siblings: Michael, Philip John

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