Chefs and Restaurants

When the Pandemic Hit, these Chefs and Restaurateurs Stepped Up to Serve

Chandra Ram

Edward Lee and Lindsey Ofcacek: The LEE Initiative

Lindsey Ofcacek saw firsthand how the pandemic would impact restaurant workers the night before shelter-in-place orders began across the country. Ofcacek, the managing director of the Louisville-based LEE Initiative founded by Chef Edward Lee, was with the latest group of young women finishing the organization’s mentorship program. 

“We were at Maker’s Mark on the last night of the program,” she recalls. “The next morning,...