|Name Susur Lee|
|Parents Lee Madeline|
Cooking style fusion cuisine
|Born 1958 (age 62-63) Hong Kong|
Spouse Brenda Bent (m. 1991), Marilou Covey (m. 1978–1983)
Children Jet Bent-Lee, Kai Bent-Lee, Levi Bent-Lee
Similar Lynn Crawford, Mark McEwan, Rob Feenie
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Susur Lee is a Canadian celebrity chef based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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- Culinary career
- Current restaurants
- Past restaurant affiliations
- TV appearances
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Susur was born in Hong Kong, the youngest of six children. He served his culinary apprenticeship at Hong Kong's renowned Peninsula Hotel. He immigrated to Canada in 1978 and met and married his first wife, Marilou Covey, the same year. In 1983 Susur and Marilou decided to move to Hong Kong. Those plans came to an end when Marilou died tragically as a passenger aboard Korean Air Lines Flight 007 that was destroyed by a Soviet jet fighter. Susur remarried (Brenda Bent) in 1991.
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. He is especially well known for "Singapore Slaw", his take on a Lo Hei salad, which is traditionally eaten during the Chinese New Year.
Susur was a finalist in the second season of the Bravo TV show Top Chef: Masters, finishing in a tie for second behind winner Marcus Samuelsson. He has made guest appearances on numerous television cooking shows, and was the second Canadian chef (after Rob Feenie) to appear on the Food Network's Iron Chef America.
Susar'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 (selected as one of the "World's Best Chefs") 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".