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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VIDEO: Boston's Bravest and Finest

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Boston's Bravest and Finest
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Length: 43:22
Aired: 10/22/2014

The chefs tackle a "one if by land, two if by sea"-themed Quickfire and serve Boston's police and fire departments. watch

VIDEO: Sudden Death

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Sudden Death
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Length: 12:25:33
Aired: 10/15/2014

The wicked-awesome supersized season premiere introduces the 16 chefs from across the country who will be battling it out in Boston. Richard Blais (“Top Chef All-Stars” winner) joins Tom, Padma and Gail at judges table. The chef’testants are immediately thrown into hot water with the series’ first ever Sudden Death Quickfire Challenge where one chef is forced to cook for their life to stay in the competition. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must cook and serve a re-imagined version of the first dish they ever remember making, but will this trip down memory lane be a dream come true or a nightmare for the chefs? The challenge plays out at the first ever “Top Chef Food Festival” alongside some of Boston’s most prominent culinary stars including Barbara Lynch, Ming Tsai, Lydia Shire, Jasper White, Todd English, Ken Oringer, Jamie Bissonnette, Kristen Kish and Tiffani Faison. watch

VIDEO: Sudden Death [HD]

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Sudden Death [HD]
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Length: 55:00
Aired: 10/15/2014

The wicked-awesome supersized season premiere introduces the 16 chefs from across the country who will be battling it out in Boston. Richard Blais ("Top Chef All-Stars" winner) joins Tom, Padma and Gail at judges table. The chef'testants are immediately thrown into hot water with the series' first ever Sudden Death Quickfire Challenge where one chef is forced to cook for their life to stay in the competition. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must cook and serve a re-imagined version of the first dish they ever remember making, but will this trip down memory lane be a dream come true or a nightmare for the chefs? The challenge plays out at the first ever "Top Chef Food Festival" alongside some of Boston's most prominent culinary stars including Barbara Lynch, Ming Tsai, Lydia Shire, Jasper White, Todd English, Ken Oringer, Jamie Bissonnette, Kristen Kish and Tiffani Faison. watch

Videos

Producer's Commentary: New York's Finest
'Last Chance Kitchen' Winner Revealed!
Tension Kills the Food
A Grueling First Quickfire

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Boston's Bravest and Finest
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Sudden Death
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Finale
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Art Smith vs Kevin Gillespie

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Top Chef TV Show Series, Judge
2014 The Feed TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 The Feed TV Show Series, Host
2011 Recipe to Riches TV Show Series, Judge
2010 Top Chef TV Show Series, Host

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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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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."

Photos: 24 (not-so) guilty pleasures

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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