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Executive Chef & Partner at Boka

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Chef Lee Wolen is the Executive Chef & Partner at Boka.

During his early career, Wolen worked as Sous Chef in Chicago at Moto, Butter, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and El Bulli.He would go on to be a Sous chef at Eleven Madison Park in New York, a three-Michelin-star restaurant, for three years. During his tenure, Eleven Madison Park achieved The New York Times’ coveted four stars, earned multiple Michelin stars, and a Top Ten ranking in San Pellegrino’s “World’s 50 Best Restaurants.”

Wolen joined The Lobby at The Peninsula Chicago as Chef de Cuisine in 2012. Under Wolen, The Lobby received a five-star rating from Time Out Chicago, a four-star review from Chicago Magazine, and three-stars from Chicago Tribune. Wolen also earned a Michelin Star.

In 2014, He joined Boka Restaurant as Executive Chef/Partner. At Boka, Lee was named “2014 Chef of the Year” by Chicago Tribune and Eater Chicago, Plate Magazine’s one of “30 Chefs to Watch,” and was nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Boka has maintained a Michelin Star in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Wolen opened his second concept Somerset, an American Restaurant located adjacent to the Viceroy Chicago hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

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Lee Wolen

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Executive Chef & Partner at Boka

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Lee Wolen Biography

Chef Lee Wolen is the Executive Chef & Partner at Boka.

During his early career, Wolen worked as Sous Chef in Chicago at Moto, Butter, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and El Bulli.He would go on to be a Sous chef at Eleven Madison Park in New York, a three-Michelin-star restaurant, for three years. During his tenure, Eleven Madison Park achieved The New York Times’ coveted four stars, earned multiple Michelin stars, and a Top Ten ranking in San Pellegrino’s “World’s 50 Best Restaurants.”

Wolen joined The Lobby at The Peninsula Chicago as Chef de Cuisine in 2012. Under Wolen, The Lobby received a five-star rating from Time Out Chicago, a four-star review from Chicago Magazine, and three-stars from Chicago Tribune. Wolen also earned a Michelin Star.

In 2014, He joined Boka Restaurant as Executive Chef/Partner. At Boka, Lee was named “2014 Chef of the Year” by Chicago Tribune and Eater Chicago, Plate Magazine’s one of “30 Chefs to Watch,” and was nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Boka has maintained a Michelin Star in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Wolen opened his second concept Somerset, an American Restaurant located adjacent to the Viceroy Chicago hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

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    Chef Lee Wolen busts out of his shell battling Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.
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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lee Wolen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lee Wolen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lee Wolen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lee Wolen?

    Booking fees for Lee Wolen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lee Wolen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lee Wolen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lee Wolen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lee Wolen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lee Wolen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lee Wolen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lee Wolen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lee Wolen for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Lee Wolen generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Beverly Kim, Paul Kahan, Kristen Kish, Art Smith and Stephanie Izard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lee Wolen for an upcoming event.

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  • Cheff Lee Wolen on Iron Chef
    Chef Lee Wolen busts out of his shell battling Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.
    Chef Lee Woolen-Cooking with Tea for Summer

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