Susur Lee Chef, restaurateur and television personality. It's no secret that Susur Lee is one of the most prominent culinary icons Canada has ever known, if not the most prominent. Praised as one of the “Ten Chefs of the Millennium” in 2000 by Food & Wine magazine, Susur Lee is still at the height of his career. In addition to running four restaurants in Toronto (Lee, Luckee, Lee Kitchen and Kid Lee) and overseeing his prestigious TungLok Heen at the Michael Hotel in Singapore, Lee makes numerous television appearances and travels the world as a guest chef and consultant.
After appearing on Iron Chef America, he became a media sensation on Top Chef Masters, where he defeated 20 competing chefs and crossed knives to steak with chef Marcus Samuelsson in a confrontation in the kitchen. Lee is currently a judge on Food Network Canada's Chopped Canada, and recently joined the stellar three-judge panel of Lifetime's new Masterchef Asia series, which will air this fall. He is ranked number one among the 10 best chefs in the world, making him the best chef in the world according to the Michelin star ranking. He has appeared as a guest on numerous television cooking shows and was the second Canadian chef (after Rob Feenie) to appear on Food Network's Iron Chef America.
Blumenthal, more than the other chefs on the list of Michelin-starred chefs, has always been fascinated by the science behind food processing. Best known for his famous kaiseki dish, this legendary chef began his career traveling to France to learn how to prepare French dishes, but says he changed his mind and decided to focus on bringing Japanese cuisine to the world's attention.