Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio will ride
next year atop a bear float in Los Angeles' gay pride parade.
Colicchio discussed his plans in an
interview with gay weekly the
The top-rated chef, author and star of
Bravo's Top Chef reality series said he'll greet thousands of
revelers from atop a float for gay monthly A
The 47-year-old Colicchio has become a
sex symbol for gay men, especially in the gay community, since his
debut as judge on Top Chef,
now in its seventh season.
Colicchio, who is married and has two
sons, said he was approached to ride in the float after an appearance
on Andy Cohen's talk show Watch What Happens.
In the interview taped in Los Angeles,
Colicchio told Cohen that he was mad at the bear community for not
inviting him to Los Angeles gay pride.
“The gay pride parade was going on,
and no one had asked me to be on a float,” he said.
After viewing the segment, the
magazine's editor invited Colicchio to ride on his float next year.
Colicchio co-founded New York's star
restaurant Gramercy Tavern and went on to build the Craft restaurant
empire, which includes outlets in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas
He is the author of three cookbooks:
Think Like a Chef, Craft of Cooking, and the sandwich