Behind all of your favorite chefs, restauranteurs, and hotels is a good lawyer. On this episode of Meet Your Maker, Rachel Wharton sits down with Phil Colicchio of Taylor, Colicchio & Silverman, LLP to talk about the role of finance and law in the restaurant, hospitality, and entertainment worlds. Phil is no stranger to the restaurant business- his cousin, Tom Colicchio, co-founded Gramercy Tavern and is the founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants. Tune in to learn the art of restaurant advisement, the importance of insurance in protecting product, and the pervasiveness of food service in our culture and economy. Hear Phil’s opinion on the celebrity chef phenomenon, and why you should call his office if your restaurant has a lower health inspection rating. Phil recently gave an educational lecture at Prospect Park’s The Great GoogaMooga; tune in to hear about the content of Phil’s speech, and why he hopes that hospitality education becomes more popular in curriculum. This episode has been brought to you by Hearst Ranch.

“Food service and hospitality are required everywhere from our correctional facilities, to elder care. It’s an incredibly huge part of the economy.”

Phil Colicchio on Meet Your Maker