What is Gail Simmons' net worth? Inside 'Top Chef Amateurs' host's condo in a former Brooklyn church
If you're looking for an exciting culinary show to inspire you, 'Top Chef Amateurs' should definitely be on your watch list. Fuelled by their passion for all things food, watch as amateur cooks battle it out to create dishes while taking on challenges that would probably make a professional sweat!
Hosted by longtime 'Top Chef' judge Gail Simmons, 'Top Chef Amateurs' will feature home cooks from all walks of life — from formerly working in the CIA to currently serving lunch in the school cafeteria. In each 30-minute episode, two amateur chefs will go head-to-head to put their culinary skills to the test in fan-favorite challenges previously seen on Top Chef, such as creating a dish inspired by one of the seven deadly sins, the mise-en-place race, and the blind taste test. And if you're looking for other culinary shows to check out, you might want to consider 'MasterChef Legends', 'The Chef Show', 'Chopped Junior' and 'BBQ Brawl'.
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Who is Gail Simmons?
Born on May 19, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Simmons is a food writer and cookbook author. She attended the McGill University in Montreal, majored in anthropology and Spanish. Her mother, Renee Simmons, was a food columnist for Globe and Mail. Simmons began her career in the world of food journalism by writing for the McGill Tribune and later interning at the monthly magazine Toronto Life. She then went on to write for the daily National Post newspaper. She also went on the study culinary arts at the Peter Kump New York Cooking School, New York, and apprenticed at Le Cirque and Vong. She also worked at Vogue, under Jeffrey Steingarten.
She's been a part of the 'Top Chef' since its inception
Simmons has been a part of the franchise right since 2006 and has also been on the show's spin-offs, such as 'Top Chef Duels' and 'Top Chef: Just Desserts'. She has also worked on shows such as 'The Feed' and ABC's 'Good Morning America'.
Gail Simmons' net worth
As reported by Celebrity Net Worth, Simmons is worth $2.5 million. Apart from being on 'Top Chef', she has multiple other ventures, such as Bumble Pie Productions, her content company that promotes female voices in the food and lifestyle space. She is also a weekly contributor to The Dish On Oz. She is also a board member and supporter of City Harvest, Hot Bread Kitchen, Common Threads, and the Institute of Culinary Education. Simmons' first book, a memoir titled 'Talking With My Mouth Full', was published in 2012. Her first cookbook, 'Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating', was released in 2017 and was nominated for an IACP award for “Best General Cookbook.”
Simmons currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, in a 2,400 square-foot, two-floor condo, that was formerly a church in the '40s or '50s, as reported by the Tornoto Sun. "The outside of the building still looks like a church, with stained glass windows along the sides and a garden courtyard in the centre of it. What I love most about my specific unit is that it's at the back of the building and we have three walls of windows," she said, while talking about her home.
She also added why the kitchen happens to be her favorite room. "I would say my kitchen, because I designed it myself. The kitchen itself is incredibly functional with clean lines and it's beautiful and soothing. I spend so much time in my kitchen professionally because it's where I develop my recipes for my books, projects and for the magazines I write for. The floor it's on is one big open space, so I love that I can stand in my kitchen while my children are playing in the den, we are entertaining in the living room, or my family is eating at the dining room table. I can still be involved in the conversation and be with them." she explained.
Catch Bravo's 'Top Chef Amatuers' on July 1, 2021 at 9/8c.