The sphere of influence commanded by chefs has long extended outside of the kitchen to the dinner plate and beyond. From entertainment to activism, chefs are increasingly at the forefront of both in a society where issues of taste and equality are never far from the surface. Celebrated chef Tom Colicchio is no exception and appeared in the Sunday edition of The New York Times in a feature appropriately titled “Citizen Chef.” Tom boasts an impressive CV as the co-founder of the Gramercy Tavern in New York, founder of Craft, and of course lead judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, but has an equally accomplished record in causes he has championed on a variety of food-related issues ranging from ending hunger to reforming agricultural policy. Civic minded, Tom’s advocacy is many ways as enticing as his excellent work in the kitchen and in front of camera.
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Credits include: Publication, The New York Times 18 May 2014; Title, “Citizen Chef”; Newspaper text, Alan Feuer; Photography, Nancy Borowick for The New York Times.