Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons recalls the upscale BBQ challenge. She also has some Ilan Hall updates.

on Jun 18, 20070

He played up the crowd, joked and bantered with Jacques as well as Jacques' long-time friend and sous chef Jean Claude Szardak, flirted with Cook-off host Sissy Biggers, and still managed to put up a good fight. A small crew of Magical Elves, Top Chef's production company, was on-site to film it all. Hopefully viewers at home will one day get to see just how well he fared.