Tom Colicchio is the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, which currently includes New York’s Craft, Riverpark, Temple Court, & Long Island's Small Batch; Los Angeles’ Craft Los Angeles; and Las Vegas’ Heritage Steak and Craftsteak. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Tom made his New York cooking debut at prominent New York restaurants including The Quilted Giraffe, Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern before opening Craft in 2001. Outside of his fine dining restaurants, Colicchio opened ‘wichcraft – a sandwich and salad fast casual concept rooted in the same food and hospitality philosophies as Craft – in New York City in 2003.
In an effort to broaden his long-standing activism around food issues, Tom served as an executive producer to the 2013 documentary “A Place at the Table” about the underlying causes of hunger in the United States. This eye-opening experience led Tom on a journey to Washington DC where he has been a mainstay in our nation’s capital in the years since. From holding members of Congress accountable on their voting records around food to working with former FLOTUS Michelle Obama on the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Tom has established himself as the leading “Citizen Chef” advocating for a food system that values access, affordability and nutrition over corporate interests.
Tom and his restaurants give back to the community by serving on the boards of Children of Bellevue, City Harvest, and Wholesome Wave. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lori Silverbush and their three sons. When he’s not in the kitchen, Tom can be found tending to his garden on the North Fork of Long Island, enjoying a day of fishing or playing guitar.
’Wichcraft is a fine casual group of restaurants serving farm-focused food to New Yorkers since 2003, with an emphasis on the best hand-held meal of all times: the sandwich.Visit
Bravo’s Emmy award winning reality culinary competition pits chefs from around the country against one another featuring Tom as the head judge and an executive producer.Learn More
Tom Colicchio is recognized as Executive Chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, one of the best restaurant groups. Located in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the focus of this group is to make people happy and provide better food for all.
Passionate about creating better food for all, he acted as an executive producer for the documentary: A Place at the Table in 2013. The purpose of the film was to highlight the major causes of hunger in the United States and the importance of better food for all. Tom went on a journey of self discovery and healthy food choices that led to him developing a group of establishments recognized as the best restaurant in the US. He has made strides in the industry that have contributed to his recognition as a Citizen Chef in which he advocates better food for all.
As the popular chef continues to make strides in the industry, he has also devoted much of his time to addressing the needs of hunger in children in the US. Colicchio is a proud member of charitable groups based on the notion that better food for all should be easily accessible and part of restaurant practices from New York and Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Tom Colicchio lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lori Silverbush and his three sons. He enjoys fishing, gardening and the outdoors. He is passionate about creating sustainability across his restaurant groups in the US.Learn More
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