Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Real Top Chefs Know CPR

Hey Top Chef fans—ever wonder what Tom Colicchio would do in a given situation? Apparently, he’d give you abdominal thrusts if you were choking. Tonight’s the season finale of Top Chef New York, and just a few weeks ago Tom stopped a fellow chef from choking on a piece of chicken:

“Alice Waters came running, shouting for someone to perform the Heimlich Maneuver after (Joan) Nathan began to choke. Colicchio happened to be close by and was able to dislodge the offending morsel quickly.”

Go Tom! I wonder if Tom would pay a mere $9 to take a CPR course during the month of March. Hmm. I bet if he lived in the Chicago area he would! Our Red Cross chapter is deeply discounting courses during CPR Training Days this March. Sign up and you’ll learn how to care for people who are choking, having heart attacks or even drowning. You’ll learn moves that will certainly make you the lifesaver of the party if an emergency happens.

We should all be more like Tom—he has exquisite taste, and didn’t hesitate to help. Now who’s going to cheer for Carla with me…

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