Lynn Crawford

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Lynn Crawford
Chef Lynn Crawford (15678388528).jpg
Crawford (right) in 2014
Born (1964-07-18) July 18, 1964 (age 54)
EducationGeorge Brown College
Culinary career

Lynn Crawford (born July 18, 1964), is a Canadian chef, trained at George Brown College in the 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.[1] 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.[2]

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 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 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 [3]


  1. ^ "Pitchin' In". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  2. ^ "Gemini Award nominations announced: Flashpoint, chef Lynn Crawford, Top Model host Jay Manuel among nominees". Retrieved 2010-10-09.
  3. ^ "Iron Chef Canada | Cast Bios |". Retrieved 2018-10-19.

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