Chefs to Watch 2015: Lee Wolen, Boka, Chicago

Ari Bendersky

Lee Wolen admits he wasn’t a very good student while growing up. He much preferred working with his hands to cracking books, so when he was chosen as the sole student from his high school to attend culinary classes at another Cleveland-area school, he jumped at the chance. “I never wanted to be in a normal classroom or have a normal job,” he says. “There was something about making mayonnaise I...