Tom Colicchio is co-owner, founder and executive chef of Gramercy Tavern in N.Y. He also owns the Craft restaurants: Craft, Craftbar, 'Wichcraft and Craftsteak with two location in N.Y and Las Vegas. He has five James Beard awards to his credit. He's also authored two cookbooks: "Think Like a Chef" and "Craft Cooking."
He's judge executive chef and mentor on Bravos reality cooking show, Top Chef. The Guys talk to Tom about Top Chef (the only food based reality TV show they enjoy), the philosophy behind "Craft" and opening a new restaurant today.
Interesting tidbit: both Tom and Mark got their start in the restaurant business at "Evelyn's Seafood Restaurant," an experience best forgotten.
Podcast Date: 5/5/2006