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Lynn Crawford
Crawford (right) in 2014
Born July 18, 1964 (1964-07-18) (age 57)
Toronto, Ontario
Education George Brown College
Spouse Lora Kirk

Lynn Crawford (born July 18, 1964) is a Canadian chef trained at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario. She is known for her appearances on the Food Network show Restaurant Makeover, which is seen in over 16 countries worldwide. She was formerly the executive chef at the Four Seasons in Toronto and the former executive chef of the Four Seasons in New York. She appeared on the Food Network's Iron Chef America (the third chef from Canada to do so), in a battle with Iron Chef Bobby Flay. The episode first aired on March 7, 2007 with peanut as the theme ingredient. Crawford lost the battle to Chef Flay.

In 2010, Crawford debuted a Food Network Canada series entitled Pitchin' In, in which she goes out to take on the challenge of getting the freshest and best ingredients. In the same year she launched Ruby Watchco, a table d'hôte restaurant, in Toronto's Riverside neighbourhood. In 2010, she was nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series category for the Pitchin' In shrimp episode. In 2014, Crawford was nominated for Canadian Screen Award in the category of Lifestyle Program or Series for Pitchin In.

In 2013, Crawford was a contestant on Top Chef Masters, along with Lora Kirk.

In 2018, Crawford was the Iron Chef for the debut of Iron Chef Canada, a Food Network Canada series. She is one of five Iron Chefs in the series, along with Hugh Acheson, Amanda Cohen, Rob Feenie and Susur Lee.


Year Film Role Notes Ref
2005–2008 Restaurant Makeover Herself Was one of the rotating chefs
2007 Iron Chef America Herself Battled against Bobby Flay
Theme ingredient was peanut
2010–2014 Pitchin' In Herself Series Host
2011-2017 Top Chef Canada Herself / Guest Judge / Resident Judge 4 episodes
2013 Top Chef Masters Herself Competed in season 5 and was eliminated sixth
2014-017 Chopped Canada Herself One of the rotating judges
2015 The Great Canadian Cookbook Herself Co-host with Noah Cappe
2018–Present Iron Chef Canada Herself One of five Iron Chefs along with Hugh Acheson, Amanda Cohen, Rob Feenie and Susur Lee
2020 Wall of Chefs Herself / Judge 2 episodes
Junior Chef Showdown Herself / Judge 8 episodes

Awards and nominations

Lynn Crawford awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Canadian Screen Awards
0 1
Consumer's Choice
1 1
Gemini Awards
0 1
Ontario Hostelry Institute
1 1
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1 1
Awards won
Nominations 5
Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref
2008 Herself N/A Thomas Jefferson Award Honoree Won
2010 Pitchin In – Shrimp Gemini Award Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series Nominated
2011 Herself N/A Consumer's Choice Business Woman of the Year Won
2013 Herself N/A Ontario Hostelry Institute Chef of the Year Won
2014 Pitchin' In Canadian Screen Awards Lifestyle Program or Series Nominated
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