# Chef

'I always felt safe and at home in the kitchen'
'I have dedicated my entire career to one very simple goal'
'My mother inspired me to start cooking'
'The kitchen is one of the best examples of the work hard play hard culture'
The Oakland chef has stepped away from day-to-day operations at his restaurants
The 45-year-old reportedly engaged in a 6-hour standoff with police
With his open letter to male chefs, Colicchio hopes to spark an initiative for change