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Born and raised in Hong Kong, Lee started his culinary career as an apprentice chef at Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel. After immigrating to Canada in 1978, Lee worked his way up to the executive chef role and eventually the owner in a number of restaurants. Lee has also appeared on several cooking shows on TV. In 2006, Lee became the 2nd Canadian to appear on The Food Network’s Iron Chef America. With bacon being the theme on the episode Lee appeared on, he battled Bobby Flay, with the 2 ultimately tying. Lee was also a finalist in Bravo’s Top Chef: Masters, finishing as runner up to winner Marcus Samuelsson. Lee has also made several other television appearances, including as a judge on Top Chef Canada, Chopped Canada and as a guest chef on several other shoes. Lee currently owns 5 restaurants, with 4 of them located in Toronto and 1 in Singapore.