Facts of Susur Lee
|Full Name:||Susur Lee|
|Age:||62 years 9 months|
|Birth Date:||January 01, 1958|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Brenda Bent-Lee|
|Net Worth:||$107 million|
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Susur Lee is a Canadian celebrity chef who is known for his two popular Canadian restaurants: Lee and Bent. Similarly, he has also opened a third world-renowned Toronto restaurant called Susur.
What is Susur Lee famous for?
- a Canadian celebrity chef.
- Known for his two popular Canadian restaurants: Lee and Bent.
How old is Susur Lee? Bio, Wiki, Nationality, Parents
Susur Lee was born on January 1, 1958, in China. As of 2020, he is 62 years. He is of Canadian nationality but his ethnicity is unknown. Similarly, his zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Talking about his family, there is no information about his father and mother. He has five siblings but he has not revealed their name to the public.
Did You Know?
Talking about his educational background, there is no detailed information about his educational background. He has not shared any information about his education history.
All About his Career
Talking about his career, he started his career at the age of 14 by working as a dishwasher at a Pekingese restaurant. Lee started an apprenticeship at the elegant Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong when he was 16. At the age of 19, he learned the art of European cuisine, rising to the position of chef saucier.
In 1978, he emigrated to Toronto and continued cooking, working his way up to the executive chef position at a number of restaurants. However, his plans to move back to Hong Kong in 1983 took a tragic turn when his wife, Marilou Covey, left a few weeks before Lee and died tragically on Korean Air flight 007, which was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after it violated Soviet airspace.
Moreover, he opened his first restaurant, Lotus, in 1987, in Toronto, where he combined Chinese cuisine and culinary traditions with European techniques. However, he closed Lotus after a decade of rave reviews, taking three years off to “re-energize” in Singapore, where he consulted for the Tung Lok restaurant group.
In 2000, he opened another restaurant named Susur. His famous lobster with black truffles, Qianpang Xie-style egg white, and uni sauces, and crispy dried scallops drew deep-pocketed foodies and critics from around the world. Similarly, in 2004, he opened a more affordable and casual restaurant named Lee.
Moreover, Lee made Restaurant Magazine’s list of the world’s 50 best restaurants at the peak of its eight-year run. It also helped Lee earn a place as one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Ten Chefs of the Millennium.”
In 2012, he established another restaurant named Bent with his family where his sons Kai and Levi managing the place, Bent-Lee in charge of the design and he oversaw the kitchen.
In 2014, Lee made his appearance as a judge on Chopped Canada, a culinary competition airing on The Food Network Canada. Similarly, he also appeared in various TV shows such as Top Chef Canada – guest judge, Top Chef – guest judge, Top Chef Masters – finalist (runner-up), At the Table With… – biography on Susur’s career,East Meets West – guest judge.
Net Worth and Salary
Talking about his income, as a Chef and restaurant owner, he has earned a good amount of money for his living. According to the data of 2020, his estimated net worth is around $107 million.
Controversy and Rumors
Lee came into the controversy over the years for issues related to his labor practices. In the year 2007, the Toronto St. Ar reported that the Ontario Ministry of Labour was investigating “six allegations of unpaid wages from former workers at Susur and Lee.”
Moreover, in 2017, CBC News reported that Lee’s Toronto restaurants breached the Ontario Work Rights Act by tabulating server errors and deducting the number from their tips. One server claimed that the “IOU” practice had led to an atmosphere of “intimidation and terror” in the workplace.
A Susur Lee Restaurant Group spokesperson answered that such deductions were used to pay for employee duties and that this procedure was no longer possible. There was no investigation of the complaints by the Labor Ministry of Ontario but subsequently, a request was made for Lee to refund the withheld money.
Is Susur Lee married? Wife?
Susar Lee is a married person. He married twice in his life. His first wife’s name was Marilou Covey who died on Korean Air flight 007, which was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after it violated Soviet airspace.
Later, Susar married with designer Brenda Bent-Lee. The duo has three sons named Kai, Jet, and Levi.
How tall is Susur Lee? Weight, Hair, Eye Color
He has a black color eye with black color hair. However, the information regarding his full body measurements such as height, weight, chest size, waist size, hip size, biceps size, shoe size, dress size is under review.
Social Media Appearance
He is active on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has more than 43.9K followers on Instagram, and over 21.9K on Twitter. Similarly, he holds around 4.8K followers on Facebook.