Tom Colicchio, Topping Rose House to Split in January

Tom Colicchio Prepares Squab
Tom Colicchio Prepares Squab, Courtesy of Topping Rose House

Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio will cut ties in January from Topping Rose House, the upscale Bridgehampton farm-to-table restaurant he helped open in 2012.

“The split will begin in January, but up until then—and even after—everything is business as usual at the property,” a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Topping Rose House was originally built in 1842 for Abraham Topping Rose, and in 2011 it was revived by current owners Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell.

The parting was described as amicable and mutual. “Both parties wish the other continued success in their hospitality ventures,” a statement reads.

Colicchio has a home in Mattituck, as well as New York City, and as a member of Craft Restaurant Group, he has a number of other restaurants to his name: Craft, CraftBar, CraftSteak, Colicchio & Sons, Riverpark, ‘wichcraft and Heritage Steak.


Original Topping Rose House chef de cuisine Ty Kotz—who later became executive chef—left the restaurant in May to move south. Kyle Koenig became the new lead chef. He was with Topping Rose House since the beginning, hired as the restaurant’s first sous chef.

The hotel portion of Topping Rose House officially opened in June 2013, with 22-rooms and a spa.

Topping Rose House, 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton.

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