Meet Chef Angie Lee

Introducing Angie Lee — our Chef de Cuisine at Hotel June! With a career that began at Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena and led her to an externship at the three-star Michelin Restaurant Martin Berasategui in Lasarte, Spain. Lee previously served as Chef de Cuisine at Santa Monica Proper, and held culinary positions at esteemed hotels like the Peninsula Beverly Hills, and the Beverly Wilshire, Four Seasons Hotel. We’re thrilled to have her expertise as part of the Caravan Swim Club family, and were excited to catch up with her for a quick-fire questionnaire on all things front of mind.

Tell Us About 3 of Your Favorite Mignonettes to Pair with Oysters

  • My michelada mignonette with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, cilantro and red onion.
  • The classic French mignonette with shallots, red wine vinegar, and black pepper.
  • Cucumber mignonette with some champagne vinegar.

What’s the Most Overrated Food Trend of All Time?

Burgers.

What’s a Late-Night Food that You Crave?

Anything cheesy. Pizza, quesadilla, or even ramen with cheese.

If You Could Have Dinner with One Person on the Planet, Who Would it Be?

I just like having dinner with my family.

What’s a Trend You Wish Would Never Return?

Pants below the butt.

If You Were a Hashtag, What Would You Be?

#smile.

What’s a Song That You’re Currently Obsessed With?

Surf Mesa, I Love You Baby.

If it Wasn’t LA, Where Would You Rather Be (Living)?

Positano, Italy.

Never Travel Without?

Glasses.

Dogs or Cats?

Dogs.

What Are You Reading Right Now?

Not to be cliché, but a cookbook called “Not Food For Old Men” to get some inspiration for menu ideas.

Favorite TV Show Currently On?

Ever since the pandemic, I got onto Grey’s Anatomy. My friend told me that I watched 16 years of her life in a matter of months.

Oprah or Ellen?

Ellen.

What’s Your Favorite Curse Word?

I think I use sh*t a lot. Or I’ve been told I do.

Favorite Recipe at CSC?

Baja Shrimp Tacos.

Download the Baja Shrimp Tacos Recipe Here

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