Vote Food: Chef Tom Colicchio at TEDxManhattan

Tom Colicchio spent his childhood immersed in food. At age 17, he made his kitchen debut in his native town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, at Evelyn’s Seafood Restaurant.

Colicchio then cooked at prominent New York restaurants such as The Quilted Giraffe, Gotham Bar & Grill, Rakel, and Mondrian. In July 1994, Colicchio and his business partner Danny Meyer opened Gramercy Tavern.

Tom appears in and served as executive producer on A Place at the Table, Participant Media’s documentary about food insecurity in America, produced and directed by Kristi Jacobson and Colicchio’s wife, Lori Silverbush, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures released the film March 1.