Local celebrity chef Edward Lee announced on social media this week that he’s going to officially change his name to “Yes Chef”. After years of toying with idea, he’s finally filing the necessary paperwork tomorrow morning at the court house.
“It’s time”, said Lee. “I’m about to turn 47, I’ve made tons of aioli. I don’t know any other city where this has gone on as long as it has.
The longtime Chef says people have been calling him all kind of names for as long as he can remember.
“I’m not just a guy that you’re “cool” with.” said Lee. “When I ask you a question don’t just look at me and say, “yeah”. Like wtf? I know most people in Louisville just go about their days going to Speedway and Kroger. I’m like hanging with real dudes a lot, and my shit is sick.”
The city has informed Edward Lee that it could take up to 6 weeks for the new name to be official. Mr. Lee says it couldn’t happen sooner.
“If you see me in the street, just holler Yes Chef at me, I think it’s a respect thing”, said Lee. “I hope the city is chill about it. I hope people can be mature about the whole thing and know this is completely normal in every other major city. It’s not a big deal.”
Lee will debut his new name at Bourbon & Beyond this summer and plans to also announce a new restaurant concept where he adds bourbon to dishes.