Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, and Your Favorite Top Chefs Had a Blast at the Food & Wine Classic

Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, and Your Favorite Top Chefs Had a Blast at the Food & Wine Classic

Didn't snag a ticket? Here's what you missed.

By Maggie Shi

If you're a foodie or a fan of Top Chef, you're probably familiar with the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, CO. It's one of the biggest events in the culinary world, with top-notch chefs, food celebs, and eager fans wiling to shell out to eat, drink, and mingle with some of the food world's best and brightest. 

Couldn't make it to the festival this past weekend and think you missed out? You did—big time. Here's a look at some of the Top Chef family who partied it up in Aspen.

Gail Simmons was everywhere, of course (she may be a Top Chef regular, but remember, she still works at Food & Wine after all these years!). She took a trip up the mountain with Top Chef Season 4 winner—and newly minted Iron Chef—Stephanie Izard:

Goin' up on a Friday with @stephandthegoat @foodandwine #fwclassic #35thanniversary

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Snapped a pic with Graham Elliot and Richard Blais at a book signing:

Book signing with the boys @richardblais @grahamelliot #fwclassic #topchef

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And got artsy with Season 14 winner Brooke Williamson, along with former cheftestants Grayson Schmitz and Gregory Gourdet.

Shenanigans. #topchef #fwclassic

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She also posed for a gorgeous pic with Season 14's Silvia Barban, Gerald Sombright, and the infamous Katsuji Tanabe. (And oh yeah, that's Andrew Zimmern hanging out as well.)

The Voltaggio brothers—Bryan and Michael—reunited, tattoos and all, for a cooking demo.

Of course, the Aspen Classic wouldn't have been the same without Padma Lakshmi, who took some time to promote her latest cookbook.

The absolutely radiant @padmalakshmi - @foodandwine #FWClassic

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And who's this posing with upcoming Top Chef Junior head judge Curtis Stone? The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' very own Lisa Vanderpump. We know she's quite the foodie, but Lisa was also promoting her latest venture—Vanderpump Rosé. 

Good times with this lovely man @curtisstone at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic launching @vanderpumprose !! #FWClassic

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Curtis looks pretty good on her arm, but he can't compare to these two cuties.

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