Krista Simmons joins the Judges' Table for the fourth season of Top Chef Masters. She is the Food Editor at LAist, and also runs a modern restaurant etiquette column for Grub Street called the Department of Deportment. She has contributed regularly to the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, New York Magazine, and Metromix, to name a few. While working at the L.A. Times, she wrote cover stories for the Food section and tracked Top Chef for the Daily Dish blog -- all while attending culinary night school. When she's not busy harvesting honey in Australia or exploring the regional cuisine of Belize, she produces and hosts culinary videos and curates local food events. On her days off, she can be found making homemade pasta in her studio alongside her Shiba Inu pup, Bento. If you're hungry for more, you can view her work at http://kristasimmons.com/
The Latest from Krista
Note to Self
In the spirit of the final challenge, Krista Simmons "pens" her own four letters.
Episode 10: Finalists Chris Cosentino and Kerry Heffernan create a four-course menu in 24 hours.
What It's All About
Krista Simmons recounts her own experience with teaching children.
Krista Simmons expresses her opinion on the Lorena-Patricia feud.
Culinary Knock Out
Episode 7: The chefs will battle it out -- facing off in a boxing ring to serve our critics and boxing champ, Sugar Ray Leonard.
Krista Simmons explores the similarities between cooking and burlesque.
Hot Hot Heat
Krista Simmons explains how the heat affected the dining experience.