The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Lazarus Lynch

Writer, Artist, Activist, Son of A Southern Chef

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. Lazarus is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, a World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Recipient, a Wallace Carver alumnus, an alumnus and supporter of Food & Finance High School in New York City, and a 4-H Luminary.

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