''Susur Lee''' (b. 1958) is a celebrated chef based in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Hong Kong, the youngest of four children. He served his culinary apprenticeship at Hong Kong's renowned Peninsula Hotel. He immigrated to Canada in 1978, where he worked his way to executive chef status at a number of restaurants. Lee currently owns two restaurants in Toronto, Susur, and Lee, located side-by-side at 601 and 603 King St. West. His eclectic style is described as fusion cuisine.
The internationally acclaimed restaurant Susur opened its doors in 2000, and was designed with aid from his wife, Brenda Bent (Lee's first wife died in the Korean Airlines disaster in 1983). Recognised by ''Gourmet'', ''Restaurant'' (UK) and ''Food & Wine'', among others, Susur has been on various international Top 50 lists, including ''Restaurant'''s World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards. Instead of offering a traditional menu, a tasting menu is built each day from whatever inspires Lee at the marketplace that morning.
He is the second Canadian chef to appear on the Food Network's "''Iron Chef America''" (first was Rob Feenie) in a battle with Iron Chef Bobby Flay, resulting in a tie. The episode first aired on May 3, 2006. The theme ingredient was bacon.