Serious Eats and others are reporting that Tom successfully used the Heimlich maneuver on author Joan Nathan. For the full story, check out The Internet Food Association.
When asked about it, Colicchio is reported to have shrugged and said, "I just happened to be nearby.”
Colicchio is Chef/Owner of restaurants Gramercy Tavern and Craft and can be seen each week as a judge on Bravo's "Top Chef."
(Too bad our local news, Chicago's NBC5, couldn't pronounce his name)