Lynn Crawford

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Lynn Crawford
Chef Lynn Crawford (15678388528).jpg
Crawford (right) in 2014
Born 1964 (age 52–53)[1]
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada[2]
Culinary career

Lynn Crawford (born 1964) is a Canadian chef, trained at George Brown College in Toronto. 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.[3] 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.[4]

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

She is out as lesbian.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
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–Present 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–present Chopped Canada Herself One of the rotating judges
2015 The Great Canadian Cookbook Herself Cohost with Noah Cappe

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