Gail Simmons

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Date of Birth May 19, 1976
Place of Birth Toronto, Canada
Age 44 years old
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Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons is a Canadian food writer and cookbook author. Since the show's inception in 2006, she has served as a permanent judge on BRAVO's Emmy-winning series Top Chef. Simmons was previously the head critic on Top Chef Duels and host of Top Chef: Just Desserts, Bravo's pastry-focused spin-off of the Top Chef franchise. She was also co-host of "The Feed," which aired in 2014 on FYI, A+E's new lifestyle network. In addition to her work on Top Chef, Gail makes frequent television appearances on NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America, among others. She has been featured in such publications as New York magazine, Travel + Leisure, GQ, People, Los Angeles Times, and more.

Born: May 19, 1976, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater: McGill University
Occupation: Culinary expert, food writer, television personality
Spouse(s): Jeremy Abrams (2008-present)
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About Gail Simmons

Canadian food expert, culinary writer, and one-time judge for the reality cooking show, Top Chef.

Before Fame

She studied Spanish and anthropology at McGill University and wrote her first food articles for the McGill Tribune.


She trained at New York's Institute of Culinary Education and worked as an apprentice at the renowned French restaurant, Le Cirque.

Family Life

She was one of three children born into the Jewish-Canadian family of Ivor and Renee Simmons. She married Jeremy Abrams in 2008. They have a daughter named Dahlia Rae and a son named Kole.


She and Ramin Ganeshram both earned fame and notoriety through their culinary journalism.

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Latest information about Gail Simmons updated on January 20, 2021.

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