topchef.jpg All you Top Chef fans should read The Accidental American. In the book, Rinku Sen writes about unfair labor practices in the New York high end restaurant scene. And it seems like this story is coming right out of her book. Tom Colicchio, the celebrity restaurateur and judge on Bravo's popular Top Chef television show, is being sued in Federal court by a former waitress who accused the company of stealing employee tips, withholding some overtime pay and sometimes failing to pay minimum wage. Maybe the back of the house workers will partner up with the plantiff and form a class action lawsuit because we all know the people in the back of the house are probably getting it even worse.