In 2006, she hosted the first season of Bravo’s Top Chef. Critical reception to Joel’s hosting style was considerably less than enthusiastic, however, with a lot of viewers citing her lack of culinary credibility and monotonic delivery as detrimental to the enjoyability of the show.As such, Bravo producers decided to replace her with a far more lively Padma Lakshmi in an effort to improve ratings and bolster viewer reception.Joel’s first cookbook, The Comfort Table was published by Simon & Schuster.
Joel occasionally seems to be on Extra as a special correspondent. She is a contributing editor to Gotham magazine, and her culinary and lifestyle column, “Katie’s Kitchen,” is published weekly in its sister magazine Hamptons.Joel has also appeared on Paula’s Party, Martha, Today, The Early Show, and Fox News. During 2007, she was a judge on Iron Chef America.
Joel has been featured in publications like People, In Style, Life and Style, Celebrity Living, and The New York Dog Magazine.Joel sits on the council of Chefs for Humanity, a group that provides humanitarian aid worldwide and she is also a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an organization that educates and mentors women in the culinary profession.Joel recently appeared on WineLibraryTV with Gary Vaynerchuk on May 8th 2009.
|Name||Katie Lee Joel|
|Date of Birth||September 14, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Huntington, West Virginia|