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LEE INITIATIVE NEWS

  • 6/16/20- Food & Wine: Good Eggs: The People Helping Restaurants the Most During COVID-19

MCATEE COMMUNITY KITCHEN NEWS

  • 6/22/20- Food & Wine: Chef Nikkia Rhodes Is on a Mission to Honor Slain Barbecue Owner David McAtee
  • 6/17/20- Delish: The McAtee Community Kitchen Opened In Louisville To Honor David McAtee’s Life Work
  • 6/17/20- Louisville Business First: Announcing: 2020 Partners in Philanthropy honorees
  • 6/15/20- WHAS11: McAtee Community Kitchen now open to train next generation of chefs and serve West Louisville
  • 6/15/20- WDRB: Chef Edward Lee opens McAtee Community Kitchen to serve west Louisville
  • 6/12/20- WAVE3: Chefs work to keep legacy of giving going with McAtee Community Kitchen
  • 6/12/20- Restaurant Hospitality: Milkwood in Louisville, Ky., closes permanently but will be transformed into McAtee Community Kitchen
  • 6/11/20- Southern Living: Chef Edward Lee Is Closing One of His Restaurants to Make Way For a Community Kitchen in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 6/11/20- WLKY: Downtown restaurant closes, will become ‘McAtee Community Kitchen’
  • 6/11/20- WAVE 3: MilkWood Restaurant to be repurposed in honor of David McAtee
  • 6/9/20- FSR: The LEE Initiative Announces Summer Meal Program

RESTAURANT WORKERS RELIEF PROGRAM NEWS

NATIONAL COVERAGE

  • 4/10/20- Eater: Chef Ed Lee’s Fight to Feed Restaurant Workers Across America
  • 4/10/20- Texas Monthly Online: Feeding Those Who Feed Us
  • 4/9/20- Bon Appetit Online: Closures, Takeout, and Relief Efforts: How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Handling Coronavirus
  • 4/9/20- Yahoo Lifestyle: Closures, Takeout, and Relief Efforts: How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Handling Coronavirus
  • 4/9/20- Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation: Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency
  • 4/9/20- Shondaland: The Chefs Giving Back During COVID-19
  • 4/8/20- Bravo TV Online: The Top Chef Community Is Rallying to Aid Restaurants Amid COVID-19
  • 4/8/20- Food & Wine: As Restaurants Close, Some Are Becoming Food Pantries
  • 4/8/20- The New York Times: Is My Takeout Risking Lives or Saving Restaurants?
  • 4/7/20- Condé Nast Traveler: How to Support Los Angeles Small Businesses During COVID-19
  • 4/7/20- Fortune Online: Big liquor brands are sponsoring relief programs for bar and restaurant industry workers
  • 4/7/20- News Parliament: Liquor brands are sponsoring relief programs for bar and restaurant industry workers
  • 4/7/20- Liquor.com: How American Bartenders Are Supporting Each Other Right Now
  • 4/7/20- Restaurant Hospitality: Where restaurant workers can get financial help during the coronavirus crisis
  • 4/6/20- MSNBC: NYC Restaurant Owner Feeding Laid Off Hospitality Workers
  • 4/6/20- Ming.com: COVID-19 Updates from Chef Tsai
  • 4/5/20- Great Taste Magazine Online: Chef Advocacy Tools and Information
  • 4/4/20- Food and Dining Online: LEE Initiative’s Restaurant Workers Relief Program expands, awards four “Grants for Good”
  • 4/3/20- SOMM Films: A Chef’s Voyage
  • 4/3/20- FSR Magazine Online: The Lee Initiative Hands Out Grants to Help Restaurant Relief Programs
  • 4/3/20- The Org: The Companies Supporting The Fight Against Covid-19
  • 4/2/20- MSN: Ghost Kitchen: Restaurant Gets Help From Community During Coronavirus Pandemic
  • 4/2/20- AOL.com: 14 easy cocktails you can make at home with what’s already in your pantry
  • 4/2/20- Forbes Online: Hospitality Heroes: Chefs Feeding Thousands Of Furloughed Restaurant Workers Nationwide
  • 4/2/20- Thrillist: How I Transformed My Restaurant Into a Food Bank
  • 4/1/20- Business Insider: Maker’s Mark has teamed up with chefs across the US to help feed and support hospitality workers furloughed from the coronavirus pandemic
  • 4/1/20- MSN Lifestyle: Maker’s Mark has teamed up with chefs across the US to help feed and support hospitality workers furloughed from the coronavirus pandemic
  • 4/1/20- VICE: Laid-Off Restaurant Workers Are Helping Each Other When No One Else Will
  • 4/1/20 (Updated)- VinePair Online: How to Give Back to Hospitality Professionals Impacted by Covid-19
  • 4/1/20- Sports Illustrated Online: Watson Continues to Give Back
  • 3/31/20- Bloomberg Online: Liquor Brands Stir Up Support for a Shaken Bartending Community
  • 3/31/20- BloombergQuint: Liquor Brands Stir Up Support for a Shaken Bartending Community
  • 3/31/20- Bon Appetit Online: Closures, Takeout, and Relief Efforts: How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Handling Coronavirus
  • 3/31/20- Yahoo! Lifestyle: Closures, Takeout, and Relief Efforts: How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Handling Coronavirus
  • 3/31/20- TASTE: What to Cook, How to Give
  • 3/31/20- Thrillist: Ghost Kitchen: Restaurant Gets Help From Community During Coronavirus Pandemic
  • 3/30/20- Horizon Beverage: Up-to-Date Information for Hospitality, Restaurant, and Beverage Industries COVID-19 Support and Relief Efforts
  • 3/30/20- EATER: Paying Restaurants to Feed the Needy
  • 3/30/20- Vanity Fair Online: “We’re Good in Mayhem”: Why—And How—The Coronavirus Outbreak Has the World’s Chefs Springing Into Action
  • 3/27/20- Daily Beast: Financial Plan of Action for Out-of-Work Bar Staff
  • 3/27/20- Sports Illustrated: Deshaun Watson donates meals to Houston hospitality workers who lost their jobs
  • 3/28/20- MSN.com: Texans QB Deshaun Watson donates meals to Houston hospitality workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19
  • 3/27/20- Osirispod.com: Edward Lee — Restaurant Workers Relief Program
  • 3/27/20- The Blue Grass Situation: The Shift List — Restaurant Workers Relief Program
  • 3/26/20- Behind the Business Blog: The Lee Initiative’s Restaurant Workers Relief Program Expands Nationally
  • 3/26/20- Wine Spectator: Updated: Chefs Rev into High Gear with Coronavirus Relief
  • 3/25/20- Biz Bash: Industry News: BizBash Kicks Off a ‘Conversations from the Inside’ Virtual Discussion Series Surrounding COVID-19, Random House Launches a New Virtual Event Series, and More
  • 3/25/20- Grub Street: To Save Their Industry, Restaurant Owners Get Organized
  • 3/25/20- Modern Restaurant Management: MRM Restaurant Survival Guide, Part Three
  • 3/25/20- Times of News: Coronavirus Impact: Nearly Half Of Americans Are Told To Stay Home And Facebook Tries To Keep The Lights On
  • 3/24/20- The Bourbon Blog: Chef Edward Lee The Lee Initiative’s Restaurant Workers Relief Program During Covid-19
  • 3/24/20- Forbes Online: Tune In: Southern Foodways Alliance Hosts Working Lunch Webcast Series To Discuss COVID-19 Crisis
  • 3/24/20- InsideHook.com: America’s Best Restaurants are Turning Into Relief Centers for Hospitality Workers
  • 3/24/20- The Houston Chronicle Online: America’s Best Restaurants are Turning Into Relief Centers for Hospitality Workers
  • 3/24/20- The Middletown Press Online: America’s Best Restaurants are Turning Into Relief Centers for Hospitality Workers
  • 3/24/20- ThePlate.com: Edward Lee Launches a National Restaurant Workers Relief Program
  • 3/24/20- Steve Dolinsky: Chicago Restaurant Groups Helping Those in Need
  • 3/24/20- The New York Times: Restaurant Workers Get a Final Paycheck and a Meal From Their Peers
  • 3/25/20- Chicago Tribune: Restaurant workers get a final paycheck and a meal from their peers
  • 3/25/20- The New York Times (PRINT): An Industry Built on Serving Others Is Taking Care of Its Own Workers in Need
  • 3/24/20- The World News: Restaurant Workers Get a Final Paycheck and a Meal From Their Peers
  • 3/24/20- The World News: Coronavirus Impact: Nearly Half of Americans Are Told to Stay Home and Facebook Tries to Keep the Lights On
  • 3/24/20- Wine Enthusiast: Facing Uncertain Future, the Hospitality Industry Seeks Support
  • 3/23/20- Restaurant Hospitality: Chefs Edward Lee, Alon Shaya and others start restaurant workers relief program for employees impacted by coronavirus
  • 3/23/20- Toast: Helpful Assets and Available Relief Programs to Help Your Restaurant During COVID-19
  • 3/23/20- FSR Magazine: Big Star Transforms Into Restaurant Workers Relief HQ
  • 3/23/20- Restaurant Business Online: Big Star taqueria transforms into Restaurant Workers Relief headquarters
  • 3/20/20- Bevvy.com: How to Help Bars and Restaurants During the Coronavirus Crisis
  • 3/20/20- CNN: Chefs across the US are transforming their restaurants into relief centers for laid-off restaurant workers
  • 3/20/20- NBC-2.com: Chefs across the US are transforming their restaurants into relief centers for laid-off restaurant workers
  • 3/20/20- WHDH.com: Chefs across the US are transforming their restaurants into relief centers for laid-off restaurant workers
  • 3/18/20- Imbibe: How to Help The Hospitality Industry During COVID-19 Bar Closures
  • 3/17/20- Bon Appetit Magazine: How To Support Restaurants and Their Workers Right Now
  • 3/17/20- Food & Dining: Don’t wait, donate to The LEE Initiative’s grassroots Restaurant Workers Relief Program
  • 3/16/20- Food & Wine: As Coronavirus Shutters Restaurants Across the Country, a Swell of Support for Workers Rises Up

 

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PRESS RELEASE PICK-UP

 

COVERAGE BY CITY

 

ATLANTA

 

BOSTON

  • 4/1/20- Boston Magazine Online: Donate to the These Funds to Directly Support Local Hospitality Workers
  • 3/27/20- Boston Chefs: Blue Dragon Launches Restaurant Workers Relief Program

 

CHICAGO

  • 4/8/20- Block Club Chicago: West Town Neighborhood Group Gives $3,000 To Coronavirus Relief, Including Fund For Artists
  • 4/6/20- The Infatuation: Chicago Restaurants Giving Back To The Community
  • 4/6/20- Our Urban Times: East Village Association donates to three COVID-19 relief efforts
  • 4/6/20- East Village Chicago: East Village Association to donate $3,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts
  • 4/1/20- WGN Radio 720: The John Williams Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
  • 3/31/20- Chicago Food Magazine: The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group partners with The LEE Initiative to transform West Town Bakery & Diner into Chicago’s Restaurant Workers Relief Center
  • 3/30/20- Chicago Tribune Online: Restaurant Worker Relief Center moves from Big Star to West Town Bakery
  • 3/27/20- ABC7 Chicago: Chicago restaurant industry bands together as COVID-19 pandemic hits hard
  • 3/26/20- Chicago Sun Times Online: Big Star relief program serving up free meals, groceries to out-of-work restaurant workers
  • 3/25/20- Chicago Food Magazine: Big Star Wicker Park Joins in on Restaurant Worker Relief Program
  • 3/24/20- Chicago Tribune Online: Malort hand sanitizer and toilet paper takeout: How Chicagoans are living through the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday
  • 3/23/20- Chicago Restaurant Examiner: Help For Laid-Off Restaurant Workers
  • 3/23/20- Block Club Chicago: Big Star Wicker Park Giving Away Hundreds Of Meals To Laid-Off Chicago Restaurant And Bar Workers
  • 3/23/20- Chicago Tribune Online: Relief program for restaurant workers launches Tuesday at Big Star; donations welcome
  • 3/23/20- MSN: Relief program for restaurant workers launches Tuesday at Big Star; donations welcome
  • 3/23/20- NBC Chicago 5: Big Star to Give Out Meals, Groceries to Restaurant Workers Who Lost Jobs in Coronavirus Crisis
  • 3/23/20- News Break: Relief program for restaurant workers launches Tuesday at Big Star; donations welcome
  • 3/23/20- TimeOut Chicago: Chicago’s unemployed restaurant workers can pick up dinner and groceries at Big Star

 

CINCINNATI

  • 3/29/20- Cincinnati Refined: Mita’s Downtown Offers Free Supplies & Meals to Unemployed Restaurant Workers
  • 3/27/20- Cincinnati Magazine: Restaurants Rally For Support Amid COVID-19 Layoffs and Closures
  • 3/26/20- Cincinnati Business Courier: Jose Salazar opens hospitality worker relief center in conjunction with Louisville group
  • 3/21/20- CityBeat Cincinnati: Downtown Cincinnati’s Mita’s to Transform into a Relief Center for Restaurant Workers
  • 3/19/20- WKRC Local 12: Restaurant providing hot meals, grocery items for servers, bartenders out of a job

 

DENVER

  • 3/31/20- The Know: How to help feed unemployed workers, hospital staff, school kids and others in need around Denver
  • 3/24/20- Denver Business Journal: Full Plate: A roundup of charitable efforts by and for Denver restaurants
  • 3/24/20- Westword: Service Industry Relief Efforts in Denver – and How You Can Help
  • 3/23/20- CBS4 Denver: Safta Restaurant Provides Meals to Unemployed Hospitality Workers In Denver

 

HOUSTON

Online:

  • 4/2/20- Houston Press: Upcoming Houston Food Events: Restaurant Workers Relief and Easter To-Go
  • 3/31/20- Houston Food Finder: Help for Houston Hospitality Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis — Updated
  • 3/30/20- PaperCity Magazine Online: Torn Apart by a Trade, Deshaun Watson and DeAndrew Hopkins Continue to be Linked by Coronavirus Giving
  • 3/30/20- ABC13 Houston: Texans star donates to Ben Taub workers, laid off hospitality workers
  • 3/30/20- houstontexans.com: Deshaun Watson helps feed Houston nurses, restaurant workers
  • 3/31/20- Big News Network: Deshaun Watson helps feed Houston nurses, restaurant workers
  • 3/30/20- KSAT.com: Texans star Deshaun Watson sponsors meals for hundreds of Houston nurses, hospitality workers
  • 3/30/20- Sports Radio 610: Deshaun Watson Helps Feed Those Impacted By COVID-19
  • 3/28/20- Houston Chronicle Online: Texas Sports Nation: Inside Deshaun Watson’s week of giving back during the coronavirus pandemic
  • 3/27/20- Houston Chronicle Online: Texans’ Deshaun Watson donates hundred of meals to Houston hospitality workers
  • 3/26/20- Houston Chronicle Online: Food, financial resources for Houston hospitality workers
  • 3/20/20- EATER Houston: Houston Restaurants Offer Free Meals for Hospitality Workers Affected by Coronavirus Shutdowns

Print:

 

LEXINGTON

  • 3/27/20- The Scout Guide: This is the time to UNITE
  • 3/27/20- Smiley Pete Publishing: Restaurant Workers Relief Program Launches in Lexington
  • 3/26/20- Lex18: Restaurant Worker Relief Program serving dinner at Great Bagel
  • 3/25/20- Smiley Pete Publishing: COVID-19 Resources
  • 3/25/20- Ace Weekly: With help from The Lee Initiative and Maker’s Mark, Lexington launches restaurant worker relief program
  • 3/24/20- wuky.org: LEE Initiative To Provide Free Meals To Laid Off Restaurant Workers
  • 3/23/20- Kentucky.com: Chefs, Lexington dining spot opening relief center for struggling restaurant workers
  • 3/23/20- Lex18: Restaurant Workers Relief Program in Lexington
  • 3/23/20- WTVQ 36: Restaurant Workers Relief Effort Kicks Off

 

LOS ANGELES

  • 3/31/20- Los Angeles Times Online: Sqirl, Mozzaplex and Taco Maria will close their doors for now
  • 3/31/20- Yahoo! Finance: Sqirl, Mozzaplex and Taco Maria will close their doors for now
  • 3/24/20- Time Out Los Angeles: Some of L.A.’s best restaurants and bars are feeding industry workers with free meals
  • 3/23/20- LAist: How LA’s Restaurant Industry Is Trying To Save Itself- And What You Can Do To Help
  • 3/20/20- Krikorian Writes: De Cecco Pasta, Maker’s Mark Whiskey Steppin’ Up with Nancy at Mozza For Restaurant Worker’s Relief
  • 3/19/20- KCAL-9.com: LA Chef Nancy Silverton Handing Out Free Meals To Industry Workers Impacted By Coronavirus Pandemic
  • 3/19/20- EATER LA: Orange County BBQ Spot Promises 1,500 Free Meals for Unemployed Restaurant Workers
  • 3/19/20- Los Angeles Magazine: People Are Pitching In to Help L.A.’s Independent Restaurants and Their Workers (and So Can You)
  • 3/19/20- Los Angeles Times Online: Line stretches down the block as unemployed restaurant workers look for relief at Mozzaplex
  • 3/19/20- MyNewsLA.com: L.A. Chef to Team with KY Whisky Distiller to Feed Laid-Off Restaurant Workers
  • 3/18/20- Los Angeles Times Online: Relief: Meal and essential supplies for restaurant workers at Nancy Silverton’s Chi Spacca

 

LOUISVILLE

Online:

  • 4/9/20- MSN: Restaurants team up to feed service workers
  • 4/8/20- WHAS11 Online: Lee Initiative program expands to 15 cities
  • 4/8/20- MSN: Lee Initiative program expands to 15 cities
  • 4/7/20- LouisvilleKy.gov: Mayor Fischer thanks Louisville faith community for its support during COVID-19 outbreak
  • 4/7/20- Building Kentucky: Louisville chef’s relief program goes nationwide
  • 4/7/20- The Courier-Journal: Louisville restaurant helps launch program to feed industry workers. Now it’s nationwide
  • 4/6/20- Louisville Independent Business Alliance: COVID-19 Local Business Resources
  • 4/3/20- Pints & Union: One of four $10,000 LEE Initiative “Grants for Good” is awarded to Pints & Union to support restaurant workers relief efforts in Southern Indiana
  • 3/31/20- WLKY.com: Louisville coronavirus fund: These 17 organizations get money in first round
  • 3/30/20 WLKY.com: Despite social distancing, Restaurant Workers Relief Program is still there for those in need
  • 3/27/20- Courier- Journal: How Louisville restaurants are becoming safe havens for those in need
  • 3/26/20 LouisvilleKy.gov: Small Business Resources COVID-19
  • 3/25/20- Leo Weekly: Restaurants take to the curb!
  • 3/19/20- LouisvilleBusinessFirst.com: ‘This is bigger for us than even 9/11’: Louisville economy feels effects of coronavirus
  • 3/19/20- TheLaneReport.com: Louisville’s hospitality shines through amid coronavirus shutdowns
  • 3/19/20- TheMessenger.com: Restaurant workers are reeling from coronavirus closures
  • 3/19/20- SpectrumNews1.com: Chef Edward Lee Steps up to Help Restaurant Workers
  • 3/18/20- Courier- Journal.com: 4 cents in the bank: Louisville restaurant workers are reeling from coronavirus closures
  • 3/17/20- LouisvilleBusinessFirst.com: ‘It’s heartbreaking:’ Restaurant relief center set up at 610 Magnolia; Apron Inc. overwhelmed
  • 3/17/20- WAVE 3 News: Omni Hotel donates perishable food to those in need
  • 3/17/20- WDRB 41 Louisville: Omni Hotel donates perishable foods to displaced restaurant workers
  • 3/17/20- WHAS11.com: Restaurant workers relief program kicks off in Louisville
  • 3/17/20- WHAS11.com: Restaurant workers relief program
  • 3/17/20- MSN.com: Lee Initiative announces relief program for restaurant workers impacted by COVID-19 restrictions
  • 3/17/20- 102.3jack.com: Restaurant Workers Relief Program Announced by the Lee Initiative
  • 3/16/20- Courier-Journal,com: Lee Initiative launches relief program for workers impacted by restaurant restrictions
  • 3/16/20- WLKY.com: Lee Initiative announces relief program for restaurant workers impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

TV and Radio:

  • 3/18/20- WFPL Radio (npr): Louisville Chefs Come Together to Feed Out-of-Work Restaurant Employees
  • 3/18/20- WHAS-LOU (ABC): A program in Louisville is helping to feed laid-off restaurant workers. It’s called the lee initiative
  • 3/18/20- WHAS-LOU (ABC): Helping to feed laid-off restaurant workers. It’s called the lee initiative
  • 3/18/20- WHAS-LOU (ABC): Helping to feed laid-off restaurant workers. It’s called the lee initiative
  • 3/17/20- WHAS-LOU (ABC): If you are a restaurant employee out of work because of the coronavirus closures there is help for you. The lee initiative launched a restaurant workers relief program giving out free meals
  • 3/17/20- WAVE-LOU (NBC): We’ve got to support these folks during this emergency. Ed Lee’s Lee Initiative, is stepping in
  • 3/17/20- WDRB-LOU (FOX): Omni hotel has food it can’t use because it’s restaurants aren’t open. It’s going to the Lee Initiative to help restaurant workers
  • 3/17/20- WLKY-LOU (CBS): During this emergency Ed Lee stepping up Lee Initiative or by our own world class chef edward to help restaurant workers in need

 

NEW ORLEANS

  • 3/30/20- EATER New Orleans: Top New Orleans Restaurants Cease Takeout as Local Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise

 

NEW YORK

  • 4/9/20- Brooklyn Based: Happy hour cocktails, snacks and staples for your spring quarantine
  • 4/8/20- News12: 2 restaurants help their communities during crisis
  • 4/7/20- Brooklyn Based: Support restaurants with meals to the frontline
  • 4/2/20- Spectrum News NY1: Brooklyn Eatery Becomes a Food Bank for Hard-Hit Industry
  • ABC7 New York: Coronavirus News: Brooklyn restaurant turns into soup kitchen to feed laid off workers
  • 3/28/20- New York Daily News Online: NYC community help: Kindness amid the coronavirus crisis
  • 3/24/20- Greenpointers: Gertie to Launch Hospitality Workers Relief Center With Free Meals

 

OAKLAND

 

SEATTLE

  • 3/31/20- SeattlePI: Beloved Seattle chef turns Salare restaurant info relief center for restaurant workers
  • 3/25/20- KNKX: Food for Thought: Restaurants step up to do their part
  • 3/23/20- EATER Seattle: Acclaimed Chef Edouardo Jordan Turns Salare Into Relief Center for Restaurant Workers

 

WASHINGTON D.C.

Online:

  • 4/8/20- EATER Washington DC: A Relief Center for Hospitality Workers Will Pay D.C. Restaurants to Feed Their Own
  • 3/31/20- La Prensa Latina Online: From serving to being served, plight of US restaurant workers amid pandemic
  • 3/24/20- Washingtonian: Families Need Food. Restaurant Workers Need Jobs. This New Delivery Service Connects Them.
  • 3/24/20- The Washington Post Online: Relief program helps feed restaurant workers who have spent their careers feeding others
  • 3/25/20- The Oklahoman: Program helps feed those who feeds others
  • 3/18/20- EATER Washington D.C.: Ed Lee’s Succotash Is Now a Resource Center for Cash-Strapped Restaurant Workers
  • 3/18/20- Washington City Paper: D.C.’s Hospitality Sector Is Still Finding Ways to Help Those in Need
  • 3/17/20- Washingtonian: How to Help Struggling DC-Area Restaurant and Bar Workers Right Now

Print:

  • 4/1/20- The Washington Post: Relief program aims to feed restaurant workers accustomed to feeding others

WOMEN’S CHEFS PROGRAM NEWS

VIDEO/PODCASTS

October 2019

Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders With Chef Ed Lee & the LEE Initiative
Heritage Radio Network
Watch

January 2019

How cultivating women chefs can make the restaurant industry ‘a better place’
PBS
Watch

December 2018

Initiative promotes equality in restaurant industry
WHAS11
Watch

November 2018

Kentucky Life: The LEE Initiative
KET
Watch

PRINT

July 2019

Confidence, inspiration – Female chefs share insights from Edward Lee’s mentorship program
Louisville Business First
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July 2019

Louisville’s New Southern Cuisine
Hemispheres
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December 2018

These Louisville food lovers have a lot on their wish list for 2019
Courier Journal
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May 2018

Edible Bluegrass
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ONLINE

March 2019

Chef Edward Lee’s Groundbreaking Plan to Empower Women Chefs
FSR Magazine
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March 2019

Lee Initiative Announces Second Group of Mentees, Hosts Kick Off Party Friday
Food & Dining
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November 2018

Performance On A Plate: It’s Dinner Time At The Beard House And You’re Invited
Forbes
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October 2018

Bon Appétit
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