Chef Lee started her culinary journey from being creative and experimental in her home kitchens. She was raised in 2 main cultures, South African and Israeli where she was always eating, sharing and connecting with her community. She then explored more of her passion for food and hospitality, working in catering, and restaurants while studying arts & design in London. Fast forward today Lee has founded Made2Gather, Oakland based culinary company focusing on exploring the many ways to connect people to their communities, cultures and their own intuitive creativity in the kitchen. Her mission in life is to inspire and empower your capabilities with food. 

Chef Lee started her culinary journey from being creative and experimental in her home kitchens. She was raised in 2 main cultures, South African and Israeli where she was always eating, sharing and connecting with her community. She then explored more of her passion for food and hospitality, working in catering, and restaurants while studying arts & design in London. Fast forward today Lee has founded Made2Gather, Oakland based culinary company focusing on exploring the many ways to connect people to their communities, cultures and their own intuitive creativity in the kitchen. Her mission in life is to inspire and empower your capabilities with food. 

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My team and I were fortunate enough to have Chef Lee create a memorable bonding experience around something that everyone loves — FOOD of course! With a group of 10 people Lee walked us through everything from proper handling of kitchen supplies, to seamless cutting techniques, to the delivery of an amazing dish, and much more. I can’t wait to work with Chef Lee again in the future!
10 Jan 2016
— Jamal
Chef Lee was incredible in leading the experience. She not only provided basic chef skills but also provided great stories about the ingredients and culture of the meal. December 2016
— Mark
Lots of fun and such an inviting atmosphere. Chef Lee D. was a gem. The whole experience of learning, cooking, laughing and eating (with complete strangers) in a beautiful, intimate space was much better than going to some stuffy, boring restaurant for date night. It’s the way most dining experiences should be. We’re team Lee D.! November 2016
— Claire G
Lee is a great Chef and creates community in her kitchen. It was fun to cook and learn together and then to enjoy our delicious meal! I will definitely be back. December 2016
— Georgina Q
Highly recommend Lee’s communal cooking feast to anyone. We had a mix of beginner and home cooks, but the food tasted great in the end. It speaks to the versatility of the Lee’s menu and the extent to which she has mastered community based cooking. October 2016
— Deepack J
Chef Lee was awesome and we would highly recommend her! We booked her at the last minute for a birthday brunch to teach us how to make an Israeli/Mediterranean meal. She was so accommodating and flexible, professional, knowledgeable, sweet and fun. She shared wonderful kitchen tips, created a bonding and interactive cooking experience, and taught us how to make a delicious and beautiful meal that we have all now made for our families individually (we received rave reviews). We can’t wait to do it again...with our husbands! Thank you Chef Lee!! If you are looking for a unique, fun, bonding experience - Chef Lee is the answer!
10 Dec 2015
— Iris