She previously sat on the council of Chefs for Humanity, a group that provides humanitarian aid worldwide.
She has also volunteered for Les Dames d'Escoffier, an organization that educates and mentors women in the culinary profession.
To propel this journey, the regular cast (Rebekah Dahl, Brad Scarborough, Kristina Sullivan, Cay Taylor & Luke Wrobel) has invented five imagined characters who were impacted in various ways by the eruption of Mt. They simply provide a device to link the action from song-to-song with brief silly soliloquies, some funnier than others.
Miss Dahl humorously introduced the format describing it as “ as my favorite musical genre.
In July 2005, Lee created the foodie website Olive And with partner Aleishall Girard. In 2006, she hosted the first season of Bravo's Top Chef.
After a negative critical reception to her, Bravo replaced her with Padma Lakshmi.
Lee served as a food and lifestyle contributor for The Early Show and has appeared on Extra as a special correspondent.
Additionally, she is a contributing editor to Gotham magazine, and her culinary and lifestyle column, "Katie's Kitchen", is published weekly in its sister magazine Hamptons.
delivers a generous musical look back at the popular music of that era. Sullivan portrays a TV news reporter blinded by the eruption, Wrobel is the station weatherman who falls for her, and Dahl is the ditzy “Sally from the valley” who brags she “will go down in the ‘ of history.” Miss Taylor plays a policewoman, and Scarborough brings a polished cockney accent to portraying British pop star, Andrew John Ridgeley, who co-starred with George Michael to comprise the 80’s rock duo, . Music is still king at this popular venue, and this is not a play about these lightly sketched characters.After dating for a year, she and Joel married at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island, on October 2, 2004.Alexa Ray Joel, Billy Joel's daughter from his marriage to Christie Brinkley, served as maid of honor.Giles Coren, the restaurant critic for The London Times, has eaten at the world's finest restaurants, but, as a critic, nothing excites him more than discovering a hidden gem, a place that's doing everything right, but not getting the recognition it deserves.So Giles packs his bags, hops across the pond, and goes city-to-city to discover some of North America's most enticing restaurants.
That is probably why I first became aware of these talented performers when they starred in the many wonderful Broadway musicals presented year after year by Houston’s late, great .