FYI, Tom Colicchio Is the Superman of Chefs Out to Save Us All


The new New York Times profile on Tom Colicchio reads like one long, bad-ass resume of all the charities and causes he’s supported in his 20-plus year career. Colicchio here to save your food!

The New York Times focuses on his power to get. shit. done while building a storied career in New York City. Says just about everyone about Colicchio, the man knows what he’s doing:

Though the field is crowded with colleagues and competitors — Mario Batali, for one, has taken on fracking as an issue — Mr. Colicchio’s advocacy work is arguably unmatched in both stridency and scope. “There are a lot of chefs who understand that food has been good to them and, because of that, believe that everyone should have access to good food,” said Margarette Purvis, president of the Food Bank for New York City, the largest local anti-hunger group. “But Tom has stepped it up to the next level. He’s not only knowledgeable, he’s incredibly committed. And he’s really down there fighting in the trenches.”

And he recognizes that his work in fighting for food stems from his celebrity status. But among the profile (the whole thing is worth a read), Colicchio really advocates for putting our money where our mouths are — in votes. From the profile:

“As soon as one legislator loses their job over how they vote on food issues, we’re going to send a clear message to Congress that we’re organized and we’re viable and strong,” he said. “We’re going to make clear that, yes, we do have a food movement — and that it’s coming for you.”

Oh, and the quote that solidifies our love for him:

“There are two things you don’t want to see made — sausages and laws,” he said. “And having seen both, I can tell you, I’ll take the sausage.”

[The New York Times]

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