Phil Colicchio

Phil Colicchio

Executive Managing Director
Specialty F&B, Entertainment & Hospitality Consulting, Americas Retail Services


Phil Colicchio is an industry-leading expert in specialty food, beverage (F&B) and entertainment procurement. In his current role at Cushman & Wakefield, Phil, along with his partner, Trip Schneck, provides his expertise to our brokerage teams and other service lines to promote client-centric business development for existing developer, owner, investor, hotelier, resort and university clients around the country. Their strong relationships within both the F&B and entertainment communities serve as the currency that sets them apart in the era of newCommerce, and aid brokers as they assist their clients in building the right standout concept for their space.

Phil Colicchio occupies a unique space in the worlds of hospitality, mixed use development, law and education. As a New York based attorney, Phil represented more than fifty James Beard Foundation Award winning Chefs, Restaurateurs, Beverage and Service Professionals, Restaurant Designers and Authors. As the Las Vegas mega-restaurant era evolved, both the renowned chef and hotel communities turned to Phil to assist in structuring and negotiating long-term management and licensing contracts.

Over the last several years, Phil turned his experience and deep relationships toward the interests of the mixed use, retail, education and hotel development sectors, where he consults on strategic hospitality planning and the keys to identification, selection, negotiation and engagement of elevated food and beverage operations. Phil also advises professional and collegiate sports venue operators and large scale music festival promoters on strategies geared toward elevating the food and beverage experiences for all levels of clientele.

Since 2015, Phil and his partner Trip Schneck have been at the forefront of “The Food Hall Movement”’, advising property owners and universities on the critical need for intelligently programming communal spaces to include authentic food and beverage offerings, markets, beer gardens, rooftop experiences and thoughtfully curated Food Halls. Founded in 2008, his Colicchio Consulting, LLC expanded in 2017 to include the development of intimate venues to meet the demand for experiencing live performance in familiar retail, hotel and Food Hall environments.

Phil remains an adjunct professor in the Master of Professional Studies program at the Culinary Institute of America’s School of Business management Studies in Hyde Park, NY and Napa, CA, and is a member of the CIA’s School of Business and Management Studies’ Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Auburn University Hotel and Restaurant Management Program Advisory Board in Auburn AL. His podcast- “the business of The Business”- which featured the business side of restaurant operation, was submitted to the James Beard Foundation for a “best podcast” award by The Heritage Radio Network. Phil speaks regularly at industry events on the impact of curated food and beverage programming on real estate development and place making. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and Villanova Law School.