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Culinary Expert, Food Writer, and Dynamic Television Personality
Permanent Judge on BRAVO’s Emmy-winning series Top Chef and Host of Top Chef Amateurs
Host of Iron Chef Canada and weekly contributor to The Dish on Oz
Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Babson College
Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. Since the show’s inception in 2006, she has lent her expertise as a permanent judge on BRAVO’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef, now in its 18th successful season. She is also the host of its newest spin-off, Top Chef Amateurs, set to premiere in 2021, as well as the host of Iron Chef Canada. She was previously head critic on Top Chef Masters and host of Top Chef Just Desserts, Bravo’s pastry-focused spinoff of the Top Chef franchise. From 2004 to 2019, Gail served as special projects director at FOOD & WINE.
In February 2012, she published her first book, Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater. Her first cookbook, Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating, was released in October 2017. Nominated for an IACP award for best general cookbook, it features recipes inspired by Gail’s world travels—all made with accessible ingredients and with smart, simple techniques for successful family meals and easy entertaining.
Gail is a weekly contributor to Dr. Oz’s "The Dish on Oz" and frequently appears on daytime television shows such as TODAY on NBC, Rachael Ray and The Talk, and was named the #1 Reality TV Judge in America by The New York Post. Gail is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson College and co-founder of Bumble Pie Productions.
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“She was such a hit and the crowd here loved her! She thanked us for all the work and appreciated our organization so that was very nice. She really added a lot to the event!”
- Auntie Anne's
She was such a hit and the crowd here loved her! She thanked us for all the work and appreciated our organization so that was very nice. She really added a lot to the event!
- Auntie Anne's
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