Canadian food expert, culinary writer, and judge for the reality cooking show, Top Chef.
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.
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 Tom Colicchio have both been judges on Top Chef.