gail simmons top chef Gail Simmons at a 2012 event in New York City.
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A "Top Chef" judge has been picked for a top post at Babson College.

The Wellesley school announced Tuesday that Gail Simmons, also the director of special projects for Food & Wine magazine, will be its entrepreneur-in-residence.

In that capacity, Simmons will work with the school's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation to mentor and guide Babson entrepreneurs in designing strategic marketing and communications approaches.

 

"Gail Simmons will be a tremendous resource for our students and faculty interested in virtually any aspect of food," said Cheryl Kiser, executive director of the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson. "She can bring opportunities to student entrepreneurs, offer the latest insights and thinking on food issues, and provide a wealth of knowledge to get people ready to develop food-related initiatives."

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