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Danny Lee

Biography

As the Executive Chef of Burger & Lobster USA, Korean born and Brooklyn raised Danny Lee serves as the brand’s culinary director in the U.S. Under his guidance, Burger & Lobster’s two New York City locations have evolved from mastering the preparation of their namesakes – Burgers and Lobsters – to that of a limited collection of complementary dishes that perfectly pair with its marquee attractions. He currently oversees an Executive Chef at each of the Flatiron and Bryant Park restaurants, supported by sous chefs and full kitchen staff.

Prior to joining Burger & Lobster,... READ MORE

As the Executive Chef of Burger & Lobster USA, Korean born and Brooklyn raised Danny Lee serves as the brand’s culinary director in the U.S. Under his guidance, Burger & Lobster’s two New York City locations have evolved from mastering the preparation of their namesakes – Burgers and Lobsters – to that of a limited collection of complementary dishes that perfectly pair with its marquee attractions. He currently oversees an Executive Chef at each of the Flatiron and Bryant Park restaurants, supported by sous chefs and full kitchen staff.

Prior to joining Burger & Lobster, Chef Lee honed his culinary skills during a decade long commitment with B R Guest Hospitality, working his way up through the kitchen ranks after graduating from the French Culinary Institute. Much of his tenure was spent at Blue Water Grill and Blue Fin, two of New York City’s most popular seafood restaurants, which cultivated his affinity for understanding and mastering the cooking of seafood. He actually started his culinary career at Blue Water Grill as a line cook, where hand-cracking lobsters was his specialty and certainly contributed to the passion and expertise he brings to his team at Burger & Lobster.

Chef Lee is a devotee of “no fuss” dishes that deliver robust flavors coaxed out of top quality ingredients. He brings his philosophy of simple, quality ingredients and preparation to his dishes, favoring traditional plates with a degree of rustic simplicity balanced by a sophisticated understanding of how textures and flavors work well together.

Married with one young daughter, he resides with his family in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. In addition to the culinary arts, Chef Lee is also passionate about family and the Mets!

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