Chef

Susur Lee

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Age 66
Birthday January 11958
Birth Sign Capricorn
City China
Country China
Profession Chef

Susur Lee is a famous Chef, born on January 1, 1958 in China. As of December 2022, Susur Lee’s net worth is $5 Million. He appeared on an episode of the reality cooking competition Top Chef: Masters.

Parents Madeline Lee
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Spouse Brenda Bent , Marilou Covey
Children(s) Jet Bent-Lee, Levi Bent-Lee, Kai Bent-Lee

Susur Lee Biography

Chef known for his two popular Canadian restaurants: Lee and Bent. He also opened a third world-renowned Toronto restaurant called Susur. 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 had decided to move to Hong Kong, but Marilou died as a passenger aboard Korean Air Lines Flight 007 that was destroyed by a Soviet jet fighter. Susur remarried (Brenda Bent) in 1991, with whom he has three children: Kai, Levi, and Jet..

He and his five siblings grew up in Hong Kong. He has three sons named Levi, Kai and Jet.

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.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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In 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Labour investigated six claims of unpaid wages from former employees at Lee’s Susur restaurant on King Street West in Toronto that also included complaints of excessive work hours, failure to provide employees with due time off, and various other employment standards and human rights violations.

Susur Lee Net Worth

Susur Lee is one of the richest Chef & listed on most popular Chef. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Susur Lee‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Income Chef
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House Living in own house.

He worked as a culinary arts apprentice at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong.

In 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Labour investigated six claims of unpaid wages from former employees at Lee’s Susur restaurant on King Street West in Toronto that also included complaints of excessive work hours, failure to provide employees with due time off, and various other employment standards and human rights violations.

In August 2017, prior occurrences of employees at Lee’s Toronto restaurants — Lee, Fring’s, and Bent — having their tips docked to pay for spilled drinks, errors, and unpaid guest checks, an illegal business practice in Ontario, were revealed via screenshots on a pseudonymous Twitter account known for calling out personalities in the Toronto food scene. As a result, representatives for the chef have announced the policy is no longer in effect. Still, a petition was launched demanding the chef and his restaurants reinstate the money that was withheld. After more than 7,000 customers petitioned Lee, he and his sons, Kai Bent-Lee and Levi Bent-Lee, who help to manage the family business, announced that they would refund all retained gratuities to current and past staff.

In April 2017, Fring’s Restaurant in Toronto, co-owned by Lee and rapper Drake, had its liquor license suspended for a week by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. The establishment was cited for numerous Liquor Control and Fire Protection and Prevention violations, including overcrowding, promoting “immoderate consumption”, and failing to post its licence.

Who is Susur Lee dating?

According to our records, Susur Lee married to Brenda Bent , Marilou Covey. As of May 2022, Susur Lee’s is not dating anyone.

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Susur Lee Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Chef. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in China. Susur Lee celebrates birthday on January 1 of every year.

What is susur Lee known for?

Susur Lee is a celebrated pioneer of modern Chinese cuisine and “fusion” cooking. He has received the prestigious CAA Five Diamond Award in Cannes, France, and was named one of the “ten chefs of the millennium” by Toronto-based Food & Wine magazine. Susur Lee, chef, restaurateur (born 1 January 1958 in Hong Kong).

Where is susur Lee now?

Susur Lee (Chinese: 李國緯; born December 1958) is a Canadian celebrity chef based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Is susur Lee Michelin?

Susur Lee, the Toronto-based celebrity chef, who co-helms the MICHELIN Plate Chinese restaurant TungLok Heen at Resorts World Sentosa, shares his advice for young Chinese chefs. To him, a true mark of good Chinese cooking is not to overcook dishes, especially those with egg and seafood.

Is susur Lee an Iron Chef?

Iron Chef Canada Susur Lee is drawn to a challenge like a bear to a honeycomb. So it’s just as well that the fêted international chef with the impish grin and glossy Ninja bun is striding into the kitchen arena of Iron Chef Canada, readying for battle on Food Network Canada.

What does Kai Bent Lee do for a living?

Kai and Levi Bent-Lee are restaurateurs. They’re Susur Lee’s sons, and they’ve been involved in helping expand his food empire.

You may read full biography about Susur Lee from Wikipedia.
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