Anything can make you famous as long as you stand out among your peers in the same field. Although this might be a challenge, but if you are fully committed to it, it is a walk in the path. Susur Lee is one of the most unique people who have made a difference in his field of expertise which happens to be cooking. Below is Chef Susur Lee’s net worth in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Susur Lee was born in 1958 in Hong Kong. He is the youngest in a family of six children. Susur is a successful Canadian chef with Chinese heritage. He was brought up in Hong Kong but at the age of 20 he migrated from Hong Kong to Canada.
Lee started his career as a chef way before he migrated to Canada but he took it a notch higher upon reaching Canada. He worked in a number of restaurants as an executive chef. This not only gave him new skills but it also helped him interact with the Canadians and understand what they like. After some time, Lee was confident enough to start up his own restaurant.
Susur Lee first married Marilou Covey in 1978 the same year he immigrated to Canada. Five years later (in 1983) the couple decided to move back to Hong Kong, however, Marilou didn’t make it as she died as a passenger of Korean Air Lines Flight 007. The plane got destroyed by an intentional Soviet jet fighter.
After 8 years (in 1991), Susur remarried Brenda Bent. Susur is a great father of two sons (Levi Bent-Lee and Kai Bent-Lee) who have grown great interest in their father’s career and are currently working with him in one of his restaurants.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Susur worked in a number of restaurants before getting to the position of executive chef but he was patient enough before setting up his own business. Although there are so many successful and great chefs in Canada, Susur has an eclectic culinary style that is described as ‘Fusion cuisine’ which makes him stand out among the rest.
He has also become famous because of his “Singapore Slaw” and his take on a traditional Loi Hei Salad that is normally eaten by the Chinese during their New Year celebrations. Lee has earned a number of nominations during his career as a chef which include; CAA Five Diamond Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Ten Chefs of the Milennium among many others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Susur Lee is a rich chef with an estimated net worth of $10 million. His main source of income is the profit he gets from his two restaurants. He also earns from a number of television shows and different competitions he has participated in. He is also a chef at several Toronto dining establishments as well as a judge in a number of culinary events.
Lee is not only a chef but also an editor. He has written a book by the title ‘A Culinary Life’ which he has co-written with a Canadian Chef Jacob Richler. Lee’s restaurants have been involved in a number of controversies which have found him on the wrong side of the law.