Top Chef Host Tom Colicchio Has Three Sons And A Happy Family of Five
Tom Colicchio sons are Dante Colicchio, Luka Bodhi Colicchio And Mateo Lev Colicchio. Tom Colicchio family life is complete with his wife Lori Silverbush.
Colincchio is a celebrity chef, television personality, and restauranteur from the United States of America. He is best known for his appearance in Bravo Tv's reality television series Top Chefs as a head judge, he also serves as a producer for the cooking reality television series as well.
Tom awarded Stephanie Izard the winner title in the fourth season of Bravo Tv's Top Chef making her the first female winner in the show. Season five of the series saw another heart-winning contestant Carla Hall.
Apart from Top Chef, Tom has also worked with other television series including Best New Restaurant, Today, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and many others. He also started a seasonal podcast with the iHeartRadio podcast network titled Citizen Chef in June 2020.
Colincchio also owns several restaurants in different major cities in the United States of America. He owns restaurants named Craft in NYC and LA, Craftsteak in Las Vegas, Temple Court in New York City, and Small Batch in Garden City, among several others.
Tom Colicchio is The Father of Three Children
Tom Colicchio sons Dante Colicchio, Luka Bodhi Colicchio, and Mateo Lev Colicchio are from his two relationships. Tom shares his eldest child Dante with his former girlfriend.
Eldest Son Dante Colicchio
Dante Colicchio is the eldest child and first son of celebrity chef Tom Colicchio.
Colicchio welcomed his first-born Dante with his ex-girlfriend under emergency circumstances.
Tom's ex-girlfriend had some pregnancy emergency and had to undergo a c-section giving birth to Dante two months prematurely in 1993.
According to People, Dante had to be admitted to the hospital for 2 months before he was discharged and ready to join his parents at home. Doctors feared Dante could be blind and he was only 2 pounds and 5 ounces, for non-Americans it is 1.048 kilograms.
Fortunately, the now 30-year-old boy turned out to be healthy and much milder in behavior than his father growing up. Tom and Dante are very close and often play video games on their Xbox and watch silly videos online.
Speaking with People in 2010, Tom revealed having a teenage boy and a baby son means there is no sibling rivalry in the family. In fact, Dante is a caring elder brother. He is found on Twitter with his username @dscolicchio but has not shared anything since 2022.
Luka Bodhi Colicchio
Tom Colicchio son Luka Bodhi Colicchio is the first child he shares with his wife Lori Colicchio.
Luka was born on August 1, 2009, at 7:55 pm, according to Today. The pair had announced they were expecting a child only a month earlier to his birth but did not provide any details about the name and gender at the time.
Tom's second son loved sitting in his lap and watching him play video games with Dante in his childhood, the celebrity chef revealed to People. Luka loves accompanying his father on fishing trips, Tom sometimes shares pictures from the trips on his Instagram account.
The 13-year-old Luke does not have a public social media account to his name, Tom also does not share many of his children's images on social media. However, Lori has flaunted plenty of images of Luke's pictures on her Instagram account.
Mateo Lev Colicchio
Mateo Lev Colicchio is the youngest of three siblings.
Tom Colicchio child Mateo was born on March 23, 2011, at 12:11 pm. He weighed 7.6 pounds, that's 3.44 kg for all the non-Americans once again. Tom announced the arrival of his youngest child on his Twitter account, the same day.
The 12-year-old Mateo is already going to school, his mother shares every first day of the school year on social media. Mateo has a lot of role models to look at while growing up which includes his two brothers and parents.
Mateo's arrival changed the family dynamics in the Colicchio household, reports People. Luka bonded with Mateo well and wished his little brother could do more things with him but Mateo could not, he was just about 9 weeks old at the time.
On other hand, Tom felt his oldest child Dante was feeling left out as he was already off to his college and could not spend much time with the kids and parents. However, that led Tom to connect with Dante as an adult and the father-son duo wrote a book together.
Tom Is Married To Lori Silverbush Since 2001
Tom Colicchio wife Lori Silverbush is a filmmaker. The couple has been married for the past 22 years.
Colicchio and Silverbush met at Gramercy Tavern, Tom was the co-founder of the restaurant and Lori was working there to fund her filmmaking career. It was back in 1994 when the two crossed paths which ultimately led to their nuptials.
According to New York Post, the pair dated for 7 years before deciding to get married in 2001. When it comes to the proposal, what can be a better idea than getting down on the knee with a ring while in a line at Second Avenue Deli for pastrami sandwiches? The chef did that very same thing.
They got married in a lavish wedding ceremony on September 15, 2001, at Martha's Vineyard, singer Sonika Vaid's hometown.
However, the celebrity chef and the filmmaker had to take a tricky decision, as their wedding was scheduled just four days after the tragic 9-11 attack they were considering postponing the nuptials.
According to Showbiz Cheatsheet, after consulting with their friends and family, they went ahead and got married on the intended day. Tom's ring had the words "don’t postpone joy" engraved, another factor for getting married on September 15.
Unfortunately, 30 people from their guest lists could not make it to the wedding due to the tons of flights being grounded after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The pair also postponed their honeymoon to help rescue workers by cooking meals in New York City after the wedding.
Tom Wears Two Wedding Rings
Top Chef's top judge Tom wears two wedding rings.
No, he is not married to two wives or married his wife twice for two rings, that's just ridiculous. However, there is a story about the two rings.
According to Showbiz Cheatsheet, Tom revealed that he lost his original wedding ring during the filming of Top Chef in Boston. His wife purchased another wedding ring for the chef to wear, she might have been mad at the beginning though.
To Tom's surprise, he found the original ring a year later in one of his coat's pockets. The chef decided to wear both of his rings and Top Chef viewers have witnessed Colicchio rocking them on the show.
Lori Silverbush Is A Filmaker
Tom's wife of 22 years Lori Silverbush is a director, producer, and screenwriter.
Lori made her directorial debut in 2001 with the short film Mental Hygiene. Since her debut, she has made two more films, a full-length feature film On the Outs, and a documentary film A Place at the Table, according to her IMDb profile.
She also has credits as a producer for On the Outs and A Place at the Table. She wrote On the Outs herself as well.
According to Silverbush's eponymous website, her works have premiered at Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and Tribeca Film Festivals, among others. Her films have also been released online, on television, and in theaters.
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian are to name a few who have critically acclaimed her works. However, the filmmaker has not released anything since 2012.
Tom And Lori Have 6 Years Age Difference
Tom and Lori Colicchio have six years of an age gap between them.
The husband is 60 years old and the wife is 54 years old as of 2023. Tom was born on August 15, 1962, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Lori was born on February 14, 1969, in the United States of America.
The couple has a unique date of birth, Tom's birthday coincides with India's independence day while Lori's birthday falls on Valentine's day. Tom wished a very happy birthday to his valentine on his Instagram account in 2022.
Lori was 25 years old and Tom was 31 years old when the pair first met in 1994. They were 32 and 38 years old, respectively, when they decided to tie the knot in 2001.
Tom Shares Rare Family Photos on Social Media
Tom Colicchio family apart from his marital life includes his parents Beverly Ann and Thomas Patrick Colicchio.
Tom also has two brothers. Colicchio was born as a middle child to his mother Beverly and father Thomas in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
His father was a Union Organizer, and his mother was a homemaker.
Tom has an elder sibling named Michael and a younger brother named Philip John in his family.
The Colicchios have Italian descent from both sides, their father Thomas, and mother Beverly both have ancestry from Italy.
Although the celebrity chef does not mention much about his family on the internet, he shared an image with most of the members of his family to celebrate mother's day with Beverly on his Instagram account.
The image shows all of Colicchio's siblings with their mother Beverly, their wives, and their children. However, the chef did not care to tag people on the image making it hard to identify everyone. Regardless, Tom does have a loving and supportive family.