Sandra's Biography

Sandra Lee, a multi-Emmy® and Gracie award-winner, is an internationally-acclaimed expert in all things kitchen and home. Sandra Lee has predicted and changed the trajectory of American lifestyle with her signature "smart and simple" philosophy. She empowers people of all walks of life to create memorable meals, hospitable homes, and creative crafts and shows them how to entertain for every occasion―with ease.

Sandra is the editor in chief of Sandra Lee Magazine and the host of four highly-rated culinary programs  on Food Network and Cooking Channel: Restaurant Remakes, Sandra's Money Saving Meals, Semi-Homemade Cooking and Taverns, Lounges & Clubs. Additionally, Sandra is the host of HGTV's Sandra Lee Celebrates, a series of prime time entertaining specials. 

Widely-respected for anticipating the needs of the modern homemaker and consumers, Sandra has launched several lines of home, garden, seasonal and craft products and produced a successful DIY home improvement series. Her newest kitchens, tabletops, housewares, seasonal decors and domestics collections available exclusively in Kmart/Sears, entitled Sandra by Sandra Lee, offers attainable, affordable products to the overextended homemaker and busy professional. 

With a commitment to service and charity, Sandra has received both the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Sandra's primary focus is on the issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness; which are at crisis levels in the United States. She is the national spokesperson for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign  and the anchor of their largest annual fundraiser, The Great American Bake Sale - two groundbreaking programs focused on ending childhood hunger in America. Sandra works with numerous philanthropic organizations including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Citymeals-on-Wheels, the Bowery Mission, God's Love we Deliver, Food Banks across New York state and America as well as Central Park  Conservancy and is a founding member of UNICEF's Board of Directors- Los Angeles chapter.

In summer 2013, the New York Times bestselling author of 25 cookbooks released first fiction book, The Recipe Box.