Gail Simmons (born May 19, 1976) is a Canadian trained culinary expert, food writer, cookbook author, and dynamic television personality. Since the show’s inception in 2006, she has lent her extensive expertise as a permanent judge on BRAVO’s Emmy-winning series “Top Chef.” Now entering its thirteenth successful season, “Top Chef” is rated the #1 food show on cable television. Gail was previously head critic on “Top Chef Duels” and host of “Top Chef 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, the Los Angeles Times, and more.