Lee Anne Wong
|Lee Anne Wong|
|Born||New York City|
|Known for||Unique Eats|
Lee Anne Wong is an American chef, and in 2006 was one of the last four contestants on the first season of Bravo's reality show, Top Chef. She was the culinary producer for the next four seasons of Top Chef, where her duties included sourcing and styling the ingredients for the various challenges, as well as determining the budget, equipment restrictions and time limits. She also blogged about the show for Bravo, and hosted the webcast Top Recipe: The Wong Way to Cook, in which she demonstrated how to prepare various winning dishes invented by the program contestants.
Wong began her college education at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied fashion design, but later transferred to the professional cooking program at The French Culinary Institute. Later she became the Executive Chef of Event Operations at The French Culinary Institute, a position she maintained while participating in the Top Chef competition and continues to hold. She can also be seen on the Cooking Channel's Unique Eats as a commentator. She was also the chef consultant for the 2007 American remake of the German film, Mostly Martha, called No Reservations.
Lee Anne Wong grew up in Wynantskill, New York, a small town outside of Albany, NY.
Lee Anne Wong participated in a tasting benefit event produced by New York Loves Japan and Project by Project to fundraise for the 2011 Japan earthquake aid relief.
In 2018, Wong competed on Top Chef: Colorado, winning a spot on the season proper through its Last Chance Kitchen feature. She withdrew during her second week of the competition due to altitude sickness.
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- List of Iron Chef America episodes
- Bloom, Mike (January 18, 2018). "Top Chef Colorado: Lee Anne Wong on the Mother of All Exits". Parade.
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