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Philadelphia, PA


Chef Lee spent four years there being mentored by Chef Jeremy Sewall and was thrilled to get the call when Sewall was putting together his 'dream team' to travel back East and open Great Bay in Boston, for Chef Michael Schlow and celebrated restaurant guru Christopher Myers. Great Bay received great accolades upon opening, including 'Best New Restaurant in the Country' by John Mariani of Esquire magazine. After quickly being promoted from sous chef to chef de cuisine in the first nine months, the young Chizmar was then asked to take the reins when Sewall left to open his own restaurant. It was in Boston that Chizmar was introduced to New England's bounty of the sea—access to some of the world’s freshest oysters, lobsters and fish—but more importantly, Erin, his future wife.