Meet our founder: Chef anja lee
Chef Anja Lee
ABOUT ANJA LEE & COMPANY
Anja Lee & Company is where it is today because of our team.
We've worked with some incredible, brilliant and wildly creative people since we started in 2013.
Head of Customer Relations, Manager of Marketing & Social Media
Kate's smile will keep you smiling for days! We're thrilled to have her on the team. Kate graduated from the University of Boulder, CO two years ago and has been with the AL&C team since. She loves diving in headfirst to ensure our events are a success. Kate also creates tons of our social media videos and manages our social media content - check it out @anjalee.co.
She loves cooking healthy meals, trying new restaurants, watching scary movies, and reading! Anything related to Asian food makes Kate dance with joy. She can't wait to meet you!
PLAN YOUR EVENT
CHEF SAMANTHA KATZ
Our class instructors
Artiste Sarah Lee
Our Wine Partners
That I would be THE one caterer for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their locker room, cooking them to be world Champions in 2016. That I would then cook for the Golden State Warriors for 3 years and personal serve Stef Curry. That I would be on the Food Network TWICE and WIN $10,000! And that I would write a cookbook that would appear in every Whole Foods Across America!
They had no idea at the time...
I've always been passionate with anything food related - I catered with many companies growing up, I worked in restaurants in college, but at that time I never expected to turn it into a career. Later in life while working in tech, all I could think about was going home to cook dinner for my friends and boyfriend. After my boss asked me one too many times to stay late, work harder, sell more, I biked home from that office for the last time and the light came on - I would start a catering company of my own. One month later, I had a website and had booked my first gig (enough to pay rent). Friends, family, and old colleagues helped cook, serve and clean and get me off the ground running. I give them all the credit for those precious early moments!
And as I started to offer virtual cooking classes, I realized that this was the closest I had ever been to finally living my ultimate dream of having a cooking show! Lights, camera, action - since this moment I have been able to share some of my tried and true, favorite recipes with others. Not only am I able to create magic and bring people together in my own space through food and wine, but I can multiply that magic exponentially by helping others do the same in their own space. It is the most gratifying "job" and food experience that I've had yet!
Then Covid hit. Our catering kitchen was quickly too expensive to afford, and that business faded fast into the past.
I understand that recipes can seem intimidating, shopping lists are daunting, and cooking gluten-free for your family member while cooking tasty foods for the rest of the family is challenging. We can conquer all of this together!
And now i'm going to help you find the joy in cooking, too!
I combine my other passions - healthy, energizing food that makes you feel great, plus Sommelier Certified wine knowledge - with what I decide to teach others to cook. We focus on cooking food to make us happy and bring joy to our day, but also to feel like you could dance after eating the food!
Now I look forward to cooking and teaching everyday more than ever.
I cook alongside you, and I can’t afford to cook a poor meal when cooking with you! My recipes are the best of the best, ones that I’ll always eat myself.
thanks for reading!
I'm always a phone call, text, email or DM away! My mission is to help you feel the confidence and love for the kitchen that I've felt my whole life. AND to know that you can cook healthy food that is delicious.