om Colicchio spent his childhood immersed in food, cooking with his mother and grandmother. It was his father, however, who suggested that he make a career of it. Tom taught himself to cook with the help of Jacques Pépin’s legendary illustrated manuals on French cooking, La Technique and La Méthode. At age 17, Tom made his kitchen debut in his native town of Elizabeth, New Jersey at Evelyn’s Seafood Restaurant.
Tom Colicchio's Craft received the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant nationwide...
When asked, "Why Dallas?" chef/owner Tom Colicchio replies, "I've always been attracted...