Television chef, Tom Colicchio, had the highest ratings with the American reality cooking show, Top Chef. It is in its twelfth season on Bravo where Colicchio is the lead judge. The culinary show has won the Emmy and James Beard Awards and is one of television's most popular cooking shows.
Though Colicchio judges other people's cooking on the show, he is a celebrated chef. He owns numerous Craft restaurants and other eateries. On Top Chef, Colicchio serves as a mentor to the chefs competing on the show. He is also the judge and host of Bravo's "Best New Restaurant," which premiered on January 21, 2015.