Chef Lee Anderson
Originally from Charleston, S.C., Chef Lee Anderson has been cooking professionally for 25 years. Her love for all things culinary originated in a Mexican restaurant in Charleston. After several years Chef Lee went on to work for Apple South, Inc. outside of Atlanta, Georgia where she travelled the south-east opening restaurants for their Italian concept. She worked with the Director of Culinary Development and he became her mentor. It was this five year period that changed the direction of her life and further fueled her culinary passion. She relocated to Ft. Myers, Florida and began an eight year career with Metromedia Restaurant Group. She had always wanted to move to Maui and the reputation of Wolfgang Puck drew her to join the management team at Spago at the Four Seasons Resort, Maui.
With a diverse culinary background that includes Southern, Mexican, Italian, and Pacific Rim cuisine, the last several years were spent developing recipes that incorporate these styles in dishes that are unique and exciting. Chef Lee graduated magna cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science with a degree in Art.
Travel is Chef Lee’s favorite past time and she goes to the mainland or to international destinations to keep up with the trends and influences in the culinary world.
Her passion is food and entertaining and creating something special for each client. “It’s not just the food; it’s the overall experience of the guests. The food must be beautifully presented, taste amazing and be served in a professional and gracious way. It takes a well-orchestrated team to see that a client’s vision comes to life. We pride ourselves on paying attention to all the details, big and small. That is what sets us apart.