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Sharon Lee, Chef and Owner of “The Spot! Fine Catering Services,” is a California Culinary Academy Cordon Bleu program graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Operation. Chef Lee’s passion for cooking began at an early age, as with many great chefs, in her mother’s kitchen. She continues that passion today by working in such world-renowned establishments as “Restaurant August,” where she expanded her skills in Cajun, Creole, and French cuisine, in no other place than New Orleans, under the tutelage of international award-winning Executive Chef John Besh.
Returning home to San Francisco, she helped reopen the remodeled “Cliff House” as a member of their original kitchen staff. As her business has grown from small intimate settings to medium size weddings and corporate events, she also expanded her knowledge of operating a sizeable full-service catering business by working for industry-leading catering organizations such as Global Gourmet, Taste Catering, and Paula Leduc as well as Levy’s Restaurant, food service managers for the Oakland Arena and Coliseum, and the Moscone Convention Center; where she gained valuable experience as a Banquet Chef, gaining insight in product ordering, inventory management, billing, pricing, menu creation, and staff management to name just a few of her many qualifications as an innovative cater.
Natives of the Big Easy, as New Orleans is sometimes called, love their spicy, flavorful food, while the natives of Baghdad by the Bay, as San Francisco is sometimes called, palates are pretty tame, more like the French when it comes to good food. Chef Lee has blended both styles into The Spot! unique culinary menu.