Culinary Expert, Cookbook Author & TV-Personality
Gail Simmons is a trained Culinary Expert and permanent Judge on BRAVO's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef, now entering its thirteenth successful season. She was previously Head Critic on Top Chef Duels and Host of Top Chef Just Desserts as well as a Co-Host of The Feed with Chef Marcus Samuelsson on FYI Network. She is also Special Projects Director at Food & Wine and the Author of Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater (Hyperion, February 2012).
Simmons frequently appears on television shows such as TODAY on NBC and ABC's Good Morning America. She has been featured in such publications as New York Magazine, Travel + Leisure, GQ, People, and was named the #1 Reality TV Judge in America by The New York Post.
Simmons is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson College and sits on the board of several organizations, including City Harvest, Hot Bread Kitchen and the NBCU Women's Advisory Council. She lives in New York with her husband Jeremy and daughter Dahlia.