Thomas Patrick Colicchio was born on the 15th August 1962, in Elizabeth, New Jersey USA, of Italian descent. He is a chef, most prominently a partner, founder and former chef of Gramercy Tavern in New York City, which was opened in 1994, one of the most popular restaurants in town according to Zagat Survey made in 2003 and 2005. Tom is also well known as a judge of the reality competition television series “Top Chef” (2006 – present). Colicchio has been active in the catering industry since 1994.
How much is the net worth of Tom Colicchio? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $20 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.
Tom Colicchio Net Worth $20 Million
To begin with, he was raised in Elizabeth, and at the age 17 he made his debut in cooking, working in the small restaurant Evelyn’s Seafood Restaurant based in his hometown. He did not take long to move to New York, where he began working at the restaurant called The Quilted Giraffe, where after four months, Tom was promoted to deputy. He continued his career in various institutions in the New York metropolis, such as Gotham Bar & Grill and the Rakel and Mondrian. As the head of the above mentioned institution, he received a first distinction by Food and Wine magazine which included Colicchio in the list of the top ten young chefs in the USA. His net worth was well established.
In 1994, Ton with Daniel Meyer co-founded the restaurant Gramercy Tavern, in which he worked as the head chef. The restaurant won several awards and positive reviews, especially in the editions of the guide Zagat Survey in 2003 and 2005; the previously magazine lists the best restaurants in New York, then the rest of the USA. Despite this recognition, Colicchio sold his shares in the Gramercy Tavern in 2006 to devote himself to the restaurant chain Craft. Of which he is the founder and co-owner. The first restaurant opened in 2001 in New York, and Tom was hailed by critics, as they saw the Craft as a vision of a culinary paradise. Soon, new establishments opened their doors: Craftbar and Wichcraft in New York, Craftsteak at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (2002), Craft Dallas (2006) and Craftsteak New York (2006). Tom’s net worth was rising steadily.
Tom Colicchio, who has received a distinction of the James Beard Foundation five times, also holds the position of the senior judge in the reality television show “Top Chef” (2006 – present), which is aired on television channel Congratulations in the USA and in several other countries. Colicchio is also the main judge of the reality competition series “Best New Restaurant” (2015 – present) aired on Bravo, as well as being the co-producer of the show. In 2015, Tom was featured in a cooking show “Great Chefs”.
In addition to this, Tom Colicchio is a co-writer of several books, including “Think Like a Chef” (2000), “Craft of Cooking: Notes and Recipes From a Restaurant Kitchen” (2003) and “Wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal –and a Meal into a Sandwich” (2009).
Finally, in the personal life of the chef, Colicchio has been married to filmmaker Lori Silverbush since 2001, and they have three children.
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