Monogram partners with The LEE Initiative to empower up-and-coming female chefs

Apr 28th 2021

Brand provides tools for women culinary and spirits program.

Founded to increase gender equity within the restaurant industry, The LEE Initiative and its Women Culinary and Spirits Program offer mentorship and continuing education for female chefs. Monogram luxury appliances has joined the effort as part of the brand’s commitment to support rising stars in culinary arts.

“We are thrilled to partner with The LEE Initiative and stand behind the groundbreaking work that they do across our local community and the U.S.," said Julie Burns, Monogram executive brand director. "We are especially inspired by their Women Culinary and Spirits Program that shines a spotlight on unsung women in the culinary industry under the mentorship of the incredible Chef Edward Lee. We take pride in the quality and artistry of our appliances and aim to elevate those around us with this attention to detail." 

As part of the partnership, Monogram designed the kitchen layout for The LEE Initiative and donated a full suite of its latest professional appliances to be used by the visiting chefs when they are in town for instruction from Chef Edward Lee. Monogram will also host the chefs at the Monogram Experience Center when they train in Louisville later this summer.

Read more in our press release here.