Create Cooking Challenge - Meet the Judges


Christopher Kimball founded Cook’s Magazine in 1980 as a national magazine for cooking hobbyists. He relaunched it as Cook’s Illustrated in 1993. Recently, he founded Cook’s Country magazine.

Chris is the host of America’s Test Kitchen, the most-watched cooking series on public television, now entering its sixteenth season. Chris is also the host and executive producer of Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, which debuted in September 2008.
Pati’s Mexican Table host Patricia Jinich was born and raised in Mexico City, and comes from a family of accomplished cooks. After moving with her husband and three young sons to Washington, D.C., Patricia received her Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University and worked at The Inter-American Dialogue, a policy research center. She left her policy work to pursue her life-long passions: to research, write about, test, and cook Mexican food, and to share her knowledge of Mexican cuisine and culture with others.
Hugh A. Sinclair, better known as Chef Irie, is a South Florida resident originally from the island of Jamaica. In addition to being Create’s newest host, he is a professionally certified personal chef and caterer with a passion for amazing food and great service.

Before becoming the host of Taste the Islands, Chef Irie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of Florida in Gainesville and an Associate’s degree in the Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in North Miami.
Already a household name and culinary icon, Jacques Pépin has dedicated over 50 years of his life to the culinary arts.

He is world renowned as the host of his acclaimed and popular cooking programs on public television, and as a prolific author, respected instructor and gifted artist. Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul is the 14th public television series hosted by Pépin.
Sara Moulton is one of the most beloved culinary personalities in the media today. As Gourmet magazine’s executive chef and food editor for Good Morning America, Sara has been at the forefront of making the kitchen fun and accessible through the power of television.

Sara’s TV career began when Julia Child enlisted her to work behind the scenes on the groundbreaking show The French Chef. After many years of hosting her own programs on the Food Network, she is currently the host of the public television series Sara’s Weeknight Meals.
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