Crawford (right) in 2014
|Born||1964 (age 53–54)|
|Education||George Brown College|
Lynn Crawford is a Canadian chef, trained at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario. She is known for her appearances on the hit 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 Leslieville neighbourhood. She was also 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 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||Top Chef Canada||Herself||Guest Judge – Episode 10: "A Day in the Life of Canadian Food"|
|2013||Top Chef Masters||Herself||Competed in season 5 and was eliminated sixth|
|2014–2017||Chopped Canada||Herself||One of the rotating judges|
|2015||The Great Canadian Cookbook||Herself||Cohost 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|
- "Pitchin' In". FoodTV.ca. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "Gemini Award nominations announced: Flashpoint, chef Lynn Crawford, Top Model host Jay Manuel among nominees". TorontoLife.com. Retrieved 2010-10-09.
- "Iron Chef Canada | Cast Bios | foodnetwork.ca". foodnetwork.ca. Retrieved 2018-10-19.