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Susur Lee      

Celebrity Chef, Owner of Susur Lee Restaurant Group

Susur Lee is a celebrity chef based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He served his culinary apprenticeship at Hong Kong's renowned Peninsula Hotel.

Susur worked his way to executive chef status at a number of restaurants and eventually became an entrepreneur. His eclectic culinary style is described as fusion cuisine.

Susur was a finalist in the second season of the Bravo TV show "Top Chef: Masters", finishing in a tie for second. He has made guest appearances on numerous television cooking shows, and was the second Canadian chef to appear on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America".

Susur's career includes being a chef at numerous Toronto dining establishments, judging culinary events, appearing on many food and wine television shows and owning/managing popular restaurants in Canada, United States and Singapore. Lotus, his first restaurant, opened in Toronto in 1987. He currently owns and manages Susur Lee Restaurant Group.

Susur's awards include the prestigious CAA Five Diamond Award, Cannes, France; the American Academy of Hospitality Services' 5 Diamond Award and being named one of the "Ten Chefs of the Millennium" by Food & Wine. In 2017 he was given "Canada's Best 100 Lifetime Achievement Award".

He is a big supporter of the My Food My Way pilot program at Thistletown Collegiate Institute in Toronto. The program aims to educate and empower students to create new menu ideas for the cafeteria and to develop a healthy relationship with food. Susur recently hosted an educational workshop for the school’s culinary student ambassadors at his restaurant Lee in downtown Toronto.

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