Lynn Crawford facts for kids
Crawford (right) in 2014
|Born||July 18, 1964
|Education||George Brown College|
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.
|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
|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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