Gail Simmons

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  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/19/1976, Taurus
  • Profession: Food critic; manager Food & Wine magazine
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Sharpen Your Knives for Bravo's Top Chef Duels

Crank up the heat! The new Bravo series Top Chef Duels pits 18 past winners, finalists and fan favorites from Top Chef, Top Chef Masters and Top Chef All-Stars in ferocious one-on-one competitions that will play upon each chef's weaknesses and lead — at the end of 10 weeks — to the grand champ winning $100,000. Judge Gail Simmons offers up a tasty appetizer.

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VIDEO: Top Chef: Mississippi Mud Bugs

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Top Chef: Mississippi Mud Bugs
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Length: 43:02
Posted: 1/3/2014

Chef John Besh returns to judge the chef'testants versions of the New Orleans classic, etouffe. Next, the chef'testants are tasked with honoring the local bounty from the gulf by preparing dishes made with two different types of seafood along the shore of the Mississippi River. watch

VIDEO: Finale

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Finale
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Length: 21:14:00
Aired: 2/5/2014

After a long journey competing in 30 challenges from New Orleans to Maui, the final two chefs must execute the best service of their lives while opening pop-up restaurants to win the title and the bragging rights to be "Top Chef." watch

Videos

Will there be a TOP CHEF / JUST DESSERTS crossover?
JUST DESSERTS' Judges Ate Sweets All Day
Marcus Makes a Space Dish
Gail and Max On the Farm

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The Feed: Space Race & the Rural Taste
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Jen Carroll vs Nyesha Arrington [HD]
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Artisanal Tour & the Hangover Cure
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Dale Talde vs Tiffani Faison

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 The Feed TV Show Series, Host
2014 The Feed TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 Recipe to Riches TV Show Series, Judge
2014 Top Chef TV Show Series, Judge
2010 Top Chef TV Show Series, Host

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Top Chef's Gail Simmons Welcomes First Child

Gail Simmons is a mom!

The Top Chef judge and her husband Jeremy Abrams welcomed their first child on Dec. 29, People reports.

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Wednesday Playlist: Not So Fun Night, Ironside Premiere; Ovation's Starry Young Doctor

After her breakthrough performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, no one would question why Rebel Wilson has become a sought-after star, or why ABC would want to build a show around her ample and fearlessly outrageous talents. But Super Fun Night hasn't been much of a joyride so far.

The original pilot, which has been replaced by another episode for its official premiere (9:31/8:31c), elicited this reaction from me in the Fall Preview issue: "The grotesque extremes to which Wilson stoops to get laughs in this frenetic vehicle have a whiff of desperation. It might also be more fun if she used her authentic Aussie accent." The objection stands about her Americanized speech (her choice), and while the new opener is a little less degrading — instead of exposing her body on a city street with flashing lights on her underwear, a new gag involves an office elevator door shredding her dress, revealing her Spanx at work — it's not much funnier.

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Top Chef Masters' Gail Simmons: "It's a More Relaxed Season"

Gail Simmons is moving to the head of the table on Top Chef Masters — the judges' table, that is. The longtime Top Chef judge is the new head critic of Season 5 of Masters (premieres Wednesday, 10/9c, Bravo) which means more Gail, all the time. "I'm there for every challenge now. Just what the world needs!" Simmons jokes to TVGuide.com. "Me in every single episode! What the world was waiting for."

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The Food & Wine editor's presence isn't the only change to the show. Season 5, which includes such chefs as David Burke, Douglas Keane and Top Chef: Las Vegas runner-up Bryan Voltaggio, also features a brand new online companion show on BravoTV.com — not unlike Top Chef proper's Last Chance Kitchen — dubbed Battle of the Sous Chefs. Hosted by Hugh Acheson, the show will feature the 13 Masters' right-hand men and women cooking to secure... read more

Top Chef's Gail Simmons Pregnant with First Child

Gail Simmons is pregnant with her first child, US Magazine reports.

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Bravo Sets Top Chef Masters' Season 5 Premiere Date

Bravo will kick off Season 5 of its cooking competition show Top Chef Masters on July 24, the network announced Wednesday.

The season will feature 13 chefs (see the full list below) competing against each other for $100,000 for charity. In a new twist, the season will also feature the competitors' sous chefs battling against each other in an online competition. Based on their protégé's performance, each Master will be awarded advantages or disadvantages in their own competition.

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