Joining the Critics’ Table for Top Chef Masters Season 5, Lesley Suter oversees all dining and food coverage for Los Angeles magazine. In May 2012, Suter took home a James Beard Award, the first ever awarded for food coverage in a general-interest publication. She has lent her culinary know-how to national publications including Saveur and Conde Nast Traveler and has appeared on a number of television and radio programs, including a recurring guest spot on KCRW’s Good Food. She began her career as an Associate Editor at the music magazine Filter and later served as Editor-In-Chief of the alternative weekly newspaper L.A. Alternative. Suter’s food coverage has garnered national recognition in the form of several National Magazine and James Beard Award nominations. She currently resides in the hilly Los Angeles neighborhood of Glassell Park, where she shares a home with her husband Michael, two troublesome felines, and a backyard fruit and vegetable garden—which, if it weren’t for her neighbor, she’d likely have killed by now.
The Latest from Lesley
Behind Stefan and CJ's Booty Battle
Go inside Stefan Richter and Chris 'CJ' Jacobson's rivalry as they went head-to-head (and butt-to-butt) on 'Top Chef Duels.'
Lesley Suter's 'Ratatouille' Moment
Doug's food gives the critic hope for the future of food.
Bryan Voltaggio, Douglas Keane, and Jennifer Jasinski compete for the title of Top Chef Master.
Lesley Suter: On Tongue, Flautadillas, and Birthday Cake
Lesley celebrates her big day on-set.
Lesley Suter: Hey, Chefs, Why So Raw?
Lesley makes the case for not making crudo.
Lesley Suter: Disagreeing with Ruth Reichl
She did... and lived to tell about it.
Ep 3: The chefs make sexy, murderous, and greedy dishes for the cast of 'Days of Our Lives.'