Tom Colicchio Business Quote

A couple of months ago I was down in Florida for the Food and Wine Festival. And this journalist grabbed me and said ‘How does it feel to be a TV guy? You’re no longer in the restaurant business.’ And I laughed. I asked him ‘How long do you think it takes me to do a season?’ He said ‘Well 200 days.’ And I was like ‘200 days? Try 20!’

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Tom Colicchio Age Quote

You hit a certain age and – especially because of TV – the young cooks coming up say ‘You’re a sellout because you’re doing something other than what you should be doing.’ ‘Top Chef’ is a double-edged sword for me: There’s a whole group of people who will not come to the restaurants because they assume I’m not in them anymore all I do is TV.

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