Phil Colicchio occupies a unique space in the hospitality industry. As a New York-based attorney, Phil has represented over forty different James Beard Foundation Award Winning Chefs, Restaurateurs, Beverage Professionals, Service Professionals, Restaurant Designers, and Authors. He was a pioneer in the Las Vegas restaurant boom, representing both the renowned chef and hotel-casino communities in negotiating long-term restaurant management and licensing contracts.
Phil now brings that experience and those relationships to the hotel and commercial real estate development sector through CC, which focuses its efforts on advising its clients on the identification, selection, and engagement of well known high-quality food and beverage operators. CC also advises the professional sports, mega yacht and large-scale music festival industries on food and beverage partnerships.
A graduate of Seton Hall University and Villanova Law School, Phil is an Adjunct Professor of Professional Studies at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and collaborated with CIA faculty in establishing the school’s first Intrapreneurship Program for undergraduate students. He is also a member of the Auburn University Hotel and Restaurant Management Program Advisory Board in Auburn, AL, is a Director of the Heritage Radio Network in Brooklyn, NY and is a Governor’s Appointee to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.