Last week ICE alum Gail Simmons was striding down the halls at ICE for one of our ICE Chefs’ Advisory Council meetings. Yesterday, she was striding down the red carpet at the Emmy awards in her role as host of Top Chef. After four years of consecutive nominations without a win, she didn’t expect the show to walk away with an award.
To her surprise Top Chef took home the award in the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program category at last night’s award ceremony. The James Beard Award–winning show ousted The Amazing Race after their seven-year winning streak. Executive Producer Dan Cutforth accepted the award with the rest of the production team with him on stage. He was sure to thank all of the show’s talented chefs for their hard work on the show. Gail was smiling from ear to ear the whole time.
Congrats to Gail, ICE’s friends at Magical Elves and the Top Chef team!