“Food is at the center of how I define family, culture, and heritage. Every recipe that’s been passed down from my grandmother, to my father, and now to me is alive, full of story, and rich in essence.”

With his trademark unique fashion style, and magnetic personality, Lazarus Lynch is a global artist, speaker, the host of Food Network’s digital original series, Comfort Nation, and the brains behind the brand, Son of a Southern Chef. New York City born and raised, Lazarus stepped into the kitchen at an early age under the tutelage of his late father, Johnny Ray Lynch, a southern chef from Bessemer, Alabama. Together, they created a special bond in the kitchen that would soon launch into a successful media enterprise. Lazarus’ online and YouTube presence created buzz in 2015 which led him to being casted as a co-host in the ABC Network digital series, Tastemade Get Cookin’.

He was a featured host on the Webby-awarded mobile site and app, Tastemade, and appears on the the Snapchat Discover Channel. His blog,, was a 2017 Saveur Blog Awards nominee in the category of Most-Inspired Weeknight Meals. He has been featured on many national television and radio shows, including Chopped, National Public Radio (NPR), and the Today Show for his expertise in youth leadership and soul food cuisine. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Individualized Studies from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. He is working on a new series with Scripps Networks and his first cookbook with the publishing giant, Penguin Random House (Fall 2018) and lives in New York City.

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