Chef Jack Lee’s dedication and experience for over a decade has proven him to be one of the finest chefs in the business. Jack Lee is a Vietnamese – American chef. His Vietnamese name is Ly Vinh Vien.

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After graduating from the California School of Culinary Arts and the Le Cordon Bleu program, he began refining his skills by working at a variety of restaurants with influential chefs from around the world for approximately three years at a time.

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Chef Jack Lee with “Discover Vietnamese Cuisine” show

Chef Humberto Contreras, Chef Douglas Dodd, and Chef Bruno Lopez of the Hotel Bel-Air are among the recent influences in Chef Lee’s career. Chef Lee’s impressive versatility and mastery of Asian and California-French cuisine led to his position as The Banquet Chef at Hotel Bel-Air where his career flourished for three years catering to the Birthday parties of Oprah Winfrey, Patti Labelle, and Nancy Reagan. In addition, Chef Lee successfully handled several entertainment industry events from small, personalized dinners for Angelina Jolie and Kobe Bryant to big events such as the Oscar celebration for the Million Dollar Baby with Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank and Oprah Winfrey’s Wedding of the Century. Chef Lee’s expertise has also kept royalties such as the Prince of Brunei and many political fundraiser attendees satiated. Chef Jack Lee is currently the executive chef of the Echelon.

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Mr. Nguyen Quoc Y – Principal of Netspace Culinary Arts School and Chef Jack Lee

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Jack Lee’s foods

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Jack Lee’s foods

Recent Events:

  • November 2006: Hollywood Chinese Film Festival (Director’s Guild of America)
  • December 2006: Echelon Club Christmas Ball (Beverly Hills)
  • January 2007: Silver Spoon Pre-Golden Globe (Havens)
  • February 2007: Havens at the Oscar
  • February 2007: WPT Celebrity Poker Tournament
  • February 2007: Fox Searchlight Official Oscar Party
  • January 2008 to Present: Kaiser Permanente Physician’s Well-Being Luncheon
  • August/September 2008: Invited Chef for Royal Family (Barcelona, Spain)
  • February 2009: Post Oscar for Quincy Jones and Baroness Kimberly Moore (Bel-Air)

Press:

  • Forbes Magazine (January 31, 2007) “Stars get a taste of the Echelon Club”
  • 944 Magazine (February 2007) private dinner photos
  • Travel in Style (February 2007) Interview with David Martin
  • Women’s Entertainment Network TV (February 2007) Interview with Chris Gordon
  • Metropolitan Home (Feb. 2007) Echelon Exec. Chef Jack Lee Prepares for The Oscars
  • Billionaires  500 Magazine (March 2007) Lifestyle Section “The Echelon Club LA”
    Vivid Magazine (April 2008) Dinner with the Stars
  • Vivid Magazine “Creative Entertainment” Summer and Holiday Issue (Guest Columnist)
  • Thirteen Minute Magazine (March 2009)
  • Show “ Chuan com me nau” on VTV3 Channel ( 2015)

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Jack Lee and Hollywood stars

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Show “ Chuan com me nau” on VTV3 Channel