Lee-Clayton-Roper
Company: A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® and MLC Publishing, LLC
Website: seasonedkitchen.com
Email: lee@seasonedkitchen.com
Phone: 303-733-2681
Address: 209 Cook Street, Denver, CO 80206
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn

Bio:
Lee was inspired by her mother Sally’s love of cooking and entertaining to gather friends and family together over great meals and conversation. In fact, Lee held her first dinner party at the age of 16. Throughout the years, Lee has provided recipes, menu advice and cooking tips to friends seeking uncomplicated and delicious ideas for home entertaining. Her recipes and entertaining ideas have been featured in regional and national publications, including The Denver Post, Colorado Expression, 5280, Woman’s World, Orange County Register, and Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine among others. In addition, her books and recipes have been recommended in numerous food and cooking blogs.

well-seasoned-kitchenIn November of 2009, Lee published A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®, the cookbook she co-authored with her mother Sally Clayton. A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® is a gold medal-winning treasury of over 180 delicious recipes, creative menus, beautiful 4-color photos and poignant memories of cooking and entertaining together. This unique book is ideally suited for today’s cook who juggles a busy life but finds joy in preparing meals for others. In 2010, the book was awarded a “Living Now” Gold Medal, given to books that “help people lead better lives”. More information can be found here.

Fresh-TastesIn 2015, Lee published Fresh Tastes, the next installment in the A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® collection. Lee’s unique collection of more than 170 recipes, beautiful color photography, essential cooking tips and delightful stories clearly illustrate how to combine fresh ingredients and new ideas to create delicious, memorable meals. From updated classics to more modern, contemporary fare, each recipe was chosen for its flavor, reliability, accessible ingredients, ease of preparation and sophisticated presentation. More information can be found here.

Both books have received numerous rave reviews and praise, and have been featured in both local and national press.

In addition to writing cookbooks, Lee is the author of a popular website that provides recipes, cooking tips, entertaining and travel information. She also teaches cooking classes at culinary schools around the country and in her and other people’s homes. She is frequently invited to conduct cooking demonstrations by local broadcast stations and cable networks as well as at culinary events. She has appeared on KWGN Daybreak, KUSA Denver’s 9News (Denver), Good Day Atlanta, Good Day LA, Good Day Colorado, and on Vail TV 8 among others. In addition, she has conducted cooking demonstrations at Taste of Colorado, Denver Food & Wine and Cherry Creek Food & Wine. Lee speaks publicly to both large and small groups, delivering motivational keynotes about her experiences, both in and out of the kitchen. She is passionate about making cooking and entertaining uncomplicated and accessible, to inspire more time around the family table.

Lee’s professional career prior to immersing herself in the culinary arts was in the cable television business. For over 25 years, she was a successful cable television executive attending to high profile projects around the world. She oversaw the creation and launch of numerous new products, negotiated large deals and was frequently invited to speak at national and international conventions, conferences and corporate gatherings. She held senior executive positions with Charter Communications, United Pan-Europe Communications (a Liberty Global subsidiary), Rifkin & Associates and United Cable Television, and consulted with cable TV operators and programmers around the world, providing marketing, new business development and strategic planning advice. Lee has relied heavily on her marketing and product development skills in the creation and promotion of her current endeavors.

Memberships:
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Les Dames d’Escoffier International Colorado Chapter

Awards:
Living Now Book Award, Gold Medal 2010 (A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®)
Best Cookbooks of 2015, Knoxville Mercury News (Fresh Tastes)

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