chef Gali Simmons

insider details on her life

Quick summary of her life overall

Gail Simmons was born in Toronto, Canada in 1976. The daughter of a food-writing mother, Simmons began to write about food in college. In 1999, she moved to New York to attend culinary school, then worked for New York legends like Jeffrey Steingarten (at Vogue magazine) and chef Daniel Boulud, before landing a job with Food & Wine. This led her to become a judge on Bravo's Top Chef one of America top rating cooking shows

pretext of a career

College life and onward

After high school, Simmons went to McGill University in Montreal, where she majored in anthropology and Spanish, and spent a post-graduate semester in Spain. She began writing about food for the McGill Tribune during her last year in college, and then returned to Toronto after graduation to write for Toronto Life and the National Post.In 2004, Simmons returned to the magazine world as the special projects director at Food & Wine magazine, working with marketing and editorial departments to put on special events like the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. It was a fortuitous move. When Bravo later partnered with Food & Wine for a new television show, Top Chef, Simmons was called in for a screen test. She told a story of about her worst restaurant experience and nabbed a spot as a regular judge when the show first aired in 2006.

WRITERS thoughts

she achieve a lot in her life and still continues to excel in it and from my prospective she is a refine woman that never gave up on her dreams

Main attraction

she doesn't seem to own a restaurant yet not sure if she will later on in her career for the fact that she is more a tv show cook instead of being know for a famous restaurant

HER acheivements and continued work

her first published book called her memoir Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater she makes frequent television appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, among others She has also made appearances at prominent culinary festivals; examples in the U.S. include the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, New York City Wine & Food Festival, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Kohler Food & Wine Experience and the Cayman Cookout