Just one more reason to love Tom.

on Jan 20, 2009 - The Dish

You know, we always likened our fabulous Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio to a superhero, saving American kitchens from underseasoned vegetables, overcooked meat, and the overuse of scallops, but it turns out he actually saves lives too!

This past weekend, Tom joined several other renowned chefs at a charity food event for Art.Food.Hope organized by Ayelet Waldman and Alice Waters in Washington D.C. Long story short, Tom found himself next to Joan Nathan who found herself choking on some chicken. Tom performed the Heimlich Maneuver -- you know, that process printed on a sign in every eatery in the country. And, Nathan was saved.

We caught up with Tom, and he had this to say, "I did what anyone else would have done and was just happy to be there. I’m thrilled Joan's well."

Sigh. Now, commence creating your YouTube montages of Tom set to The Fray's "How to Save a Life." (Don't even try to deny it!)

- Monica A. Reyhani