August 10, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
Chef and Top Chef judge, Tom Colicchio, welcomed his second child with wife Lori Silverbush on August 1st. Friends and fellow judges Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons spoke to PEOPLE about Tom’s new addition and how they would judge his parenting skills. Keep reading for more details…
“I think he’s a great dad,” Lakshmi told PEOPLE of Colicchio, whonamed hissecond son Luka Bodhi. Gail Simmons, however, can offer first hand observations of Tom’s parenting, considering the two have been friends for years. Simmons was actually at the hospital when Tom’s baby was born.
“Tom and I knew each other long before the show and I know his older son [Dante, 16,] quite well,”Simmons said. “I think he’s an awesome dad. I’m just so excited that he’s reliving it again. He loves kids and he loves his family.”
As far as Tom teaching his kid’s the ropes in the kitchen, Simmons said, “He cooks for them. I’m not sure what they have planned, but whatever that kid eats he’ll be well fed. I certainly wouldn’t mind being Tom Colicchio’s kid!”
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