Chef Lee, in partnership with global restaurateur HMSHost, has opened Lee Kitchen in Terminal 1, where guests can now get a taste of his imaginative Asian-fusion fare, and even take a dim sum box on board.
The famous chef is frequently in transit himself, overseeing his three popular restaurants in Toronto – Lee, Bent and Luckee – as well as a restaurant in Singapore, and juggling catering gigs and TV appearances around the world.
“I am truly excited about having a restaurant in the airport of my home city, and to be able to cater to international travellers,” he says.
“Lee Kitchen is a great project for me, because it exposes so many travellers to both my popular dishes, and brand new recipes that I created specifically for people on the go.”
Born in Hong Kong and living in Toronto since 2000, Chef Lee applies the precision of classical French techniques to traditional Chinese cuisine, resulting in an apparently unique example of Asian-fusion fare.
Toronto Pearson is certainly pleased to have the chef onboard, which claims its opening offers passengers the opportunity for partake in an “innovative dining experience”.
Scott Collier, vice president of customer and terminal services at Toronto Pearson, enthuses: “We are passionate about providing our passengers with traditional and global food options, but at the end of the day, it’s about making sure we have truly good food for our passengers which is what Chef Lee brings to the airport.”