Katie LeeThe Kitchen
For Katie Lee cooking was not just a hobby growing up – it was a way of life. Katie began cooking at the tender age of 4 under the guidance of her mentor Grandma Dora. Using fresh vegetables from her Grandpa’s garden and meat from the family’s cattle and pig farms, she quickly learned the value of seasonal ingredients. Katie is a co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen, The Kitchen Sink, and hosted Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee as well as authored three cookbooks – The Comfort Table (2008), The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions (2009), and Endless Summer Cookbook (2015). In addition to her comfort food cookbooks, she published her first novel, Groundswell, in 2011. Outside of her culinary and literary adventures, Katie is an ambassador for 96 Elephants and works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society. When not working or volunteering, she resides in the Hamptons and NYC, enjoying surfing, traveling and playing with her pug, Fionula.