Celebrity chef and cookbook author, Lynn Crawford joins THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW as the daytime series’ Resident Chef. Crawford’s cooking philosophy is that the creation of a delicious meal requires passion and quality ingredients.
With more than 25 years of culinary experience, Lynn Crawford is the Chef/owner of Ruby Watchco. Launched in 2010, Ruby Watchco is a market inspired, chef-driven, comfort food restaurant in Toronto’s East End, which has garnered critical acclaim as one of the best restaurants in the country.
Crawford was also the Executive Chef for the Four Seasons Hotel in both Toronto and New York. She was also the first female Canadian invited to participate in IRON CHEF AMERICA, in a battle with Bobby Flay. The battle continued, as she competed on Season 5 of TOP CHEF MASTERS.
Crawford also stars in the popular series, PITCHIN’ IN. The series, among one of the highest rated cooking shows, follows Crawford as she visits farmers, growers, and fishermen across North America in search of the freshest and best ingredients. Throughout her journey, she takes on any challenge, relying on locals to show her how it’s done. Crawford was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2010, 2011, and 2013 for the show, which also inspired Crawford's first and best-selling cookbook, Lynn Crawford’s Pitchin' In: More Than 100 Great Recipes From Simple Ingredients.
Her second cookbook, At Home with Lynn Crawford, was released in September 2013. Simple, real home cooking that's full of great flavour is the secret to Crawford's favourite everyday recipes that she serves at home.
Crawford has received numerous professional awards, including the OHI’s Chef of the Year (2012), Chevalier du Fromage, Thomas Jefferson Award Honoree from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Consumer’s Choice Business Woman of the Year, and Spokesperson for the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour.
Crawford is currently working on some big plans for 2015, including a cookbook and opening a new restaurant, The Hearth, at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
For more information on Lynn Crawford, visit ChefLynnCrawford.com
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