Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons gets down to business about the truffle.

on Dec 15, 2008

I have replayed in my mind the moment of her elimination dozen of times over the last few months. I do not think it could have gone any other way. However, Lee Anne -- I have come to realize more and more -- displays so many of the qualities that a Top Chef should. She is bright, dedicated, knowledgeable, a great teacher who still loves to learn, is always willing to help a friend (or foe) if asked, and approaches every challenge in and out of the kitchen with a strong, positive outlook. It goes without saying that she is an extremely talented cook. I have no doubt Lee Anne will go far in this industry. I cannot wait to be there when she does. And then there were three... P.S. Looking for a luxury snack food of your own? Here is a recipe for Truffled Popcorn that will match any Top Chef craving!