Adweek‘s Sam Thielman caught up with celebrity chef, restaurateur and now MSNBC food correspondent Tom Colicchio to discuss his new role, eating healthy and guests he’s looking forward to speaking with. Thielman also asked if the new gig will help Colicchio’s skills as a businessman and chef:
Obviously as my profile is raised, it helps the business, but that’s not why I’m doing this. I’m trying to keep media and restaurants separate. Anthony [Bourdain] does a tremendous job at CNN, but it’s a different show. I think shows like that pave the way for a deeper understanding of food, and I’m really thrilled that MSNBC has taken on this role. They’re very forward-thinking. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t somewhat nervous.