Ed Lee


Edward Lee is executive chef/partner of 610 Magnolia,  MilkWood and The Wine Studio in Louisville, KY and culinary director for Succotash in Maryland. He is a multiple finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award Best Chef: Southeast.  He is the author of the best-selling cookbook, Smoke & Pickles, published by Artisan Books. He has contributed articles for Esquire, Organic Gardening, Gastronomica and many other publications.  He appears regularly on television, most recently as the Emmy-nominated host for Season 3 of Mind of a Chef. His signature bourbon with Jefferson’s Reserve called Chef’s Collaboration Blend has garnered praise from the nation’s top publications.  He resides in Louisville, KY and is an avid karaoke singer.  His idea of entertaining is an open bottle of bourbon and a do it yourself BBQ buffet on a back porch with friends and family.