“Food is at the center of how I define family, culture, and heritage. Every recipe that’s been passed down from my grandmother, to my father, and now to me is alive, full of story, and rich in essence.”

Lazarus Lynch is an entrepreneur, chef, musician, author and multi-media host. He is a two-time Chopped champion, Food Network Digital Host and author of the cookbook, Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul.

Born and raised in New York City, Lazarus learned to cook at an early age under the tutelage of his late father, who shared traditional recipes from his family’s southern heritage. Inspired by his father, Lazarus developed a joyful, bold approach to food and vibrant aesthetic that put a modern spin on the soul food of his father’s kitchen. Lazarus’ passion for cooking led him to create the culinary content platform and brand, Son of a Southern Chef— a 2017 Saveur Blog Awards nominee.

Lazarus has appeared on The Food Network, NBC, ABC, NPR, BuzzFeed, Tastemade, The Cooking Channel, and The Today Show. He was also the host of Snapchat’s first cooking show, Chopped U and Food Network Digital’s Comfort Nation.

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