Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell
Creator + Chief Curator (she/her/hers)
Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell is wife, mother of five daughters, and board-certified pediatric dentist who has spent her career providing oral healthcare to healthy, medically compromised, and special needs children. As a food enthusiast, she found a lack of representation of chefs and beverage professionals of color in the higher echelons of culinary culture. She founded The Iconoclast Dinner Experience (IDE) in 2015 with one dinner at the James Beard House to address this void. Today, the IDE is an Anthem Award winning platform that has expanded to a Webby-nominated podcast and five signature events held annually, each with its own paradigm-shifting theme. Lezli has curated programming for global brands including Meta (Facebook) + Pepsi and the IDE has has partnered with luxury properties and well-appointed kitchen brands. Additionally, Lezli has been quoted as an expert in national publications such as Bon Appétit and Saveur.
B.A. English Literature-Spelman College, DMD University of Medicine + Dentistry of NJ, Pediatric Dentistry Residency; Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
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