A few seconds over and under and it’s completely ruined, either a mashed potato-like glue or tooth-cracking pick-up-sticks on a plate.
Basically, unless you grew up in the Italian countryside, stirring up vats of the stuff before you even had the teeth to eat it, just don’t. Tom Colicchio, so much so that he was moved to tweet “Risotto and top chef = fail” while Season 11 was in full broadcast mode.
He’s starred in the hit reality TV show Chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio was born on August 15, 1962, in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Tom Colicchio grew up cooking with his mother and grandmother in the kitchen of their Italian-American home.
-athon, shoving cold nachos into your mouth and staring blankly at Padma’s hair (how does human hair even get that shiny?? You can’t do that, because if you could, you wouldn’t be eating soggy takeout and watching all that Hulu.
), when the thought just pops into your head: Hey, I can do this! You’d be working 13-hour days in some smelly kitchen.
Restaurant Rocks will also support aspiring future cheftestants -- a portion of the money raised will benefit the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Pro Start program, which helps high-schoolers who hope to one day be involved in the kitchen."We are proud to help support our future industry leaders with a portion of the proceeds from the event going to the Pro Start program," said C.
aficionados, Restaurant Wars is like the second coming of Christmas. Colicchio has been named the celebrity chef host for the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Rocks party, part of the annual Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event."This year we are throwing a party to celebrate everything that we are as an industry," said C. Craig Reed, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2011 and Director of Food and Beverage, Broadmoor Hotel."And we are thrilled to welcome Chef Colicchio as the host of this exciting event."It's only appropriate that Restaurant Rocks will play host to the IWSB Star of the Bar finalists, who will compete in a live mixology competition, with Tom and master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim acting as judges. Colicchio has published (2003); and a sandwich book inspired by ‘wichcraft (2009).In May 2010, Colicchio was awarded The James Beard Foundation’s coveted “Outstanding Chef” award, the culmination of his 30 years of hard work in the restaurant industry.