January 02, 2014 02:00 PM

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Her bun’s out of the oven!

Top Chef judge Gail Simmons and her husband Jeremy Abrams welcomed their first child, daughter Dahlia Rae Abrams, on Sunday, Dec. 29, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Dahlia weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz.,” the rep tells PEOPLE. “Mother, father and baby are doing wonderfully.”

Simmons, 37, told PEOPLE at the Emmys in September that she and her husband were waiting to find out the sex.

“We’d like it to be a surprise,” she said. “We have some of the nursery done, but we’re going to wait until [we find out] who this little nugget is.”

In October, Simmons added that she considered her first pregnancy to be an easy one.

“I really can’t complain. It’s been amazing,” she said. “I feel great and I have lots of energy. I still have a few months left, and then the actual parenting begins!”

And Food and Wine‘s special projects manager might be able to show her little one a taste of Mommy’s culinary career: Top Chef New Orleans returned Wednesday evening.

— Catherine Kast

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